“Setting women back a couple of decades”

A woman’s view of that ad.

My thanks to boy on a bike.

Further information: The video is made by TokenLibertarianGirl who in real life goes by the name Julie Borowski. More of her videos can be found here.

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40 Responses to “Setting women back a couple of decades”

  1. kae

    Well done that parody.
    Nice find, BoaB.

  2. Fleeced

    Very good… plus, she’s much cuter.

  3. JamesK

    “My first time in a sexist political ad was amaaaziing”

    lol

  4. JohnB

    I have to say that the liberal view of women is not one that holds them in high regard. It seems very patronising. Basically, you can’t be successful without XYZ from the government.

    The whole war on women thing has the premise that women need more scope to sue their employers, have their employers buy them birth control and abort their children at any time with tax payer money- so that they can compete with men.

    I think Julie expresses this well.

  5. boy on a bike

    Heh. My pleasure.

  6. Jim Rose

    TokenLibertarianGirl is wrong in the sense that women do change their vote more.

    the U.S. Parties look for the few hot button issues that cause these switches.
    • Young single women start out being much more liberal than their male counterparts and are about 50 percent more likely to vote Democratic, but for married women this gap is only one-third as large. married women with children become more conservative still.

    • For women with children who are divorced, they are suddenly about 75 percent more likely to vote for Democrats than single men. As divorce rates have increased, due in large part to changing divorce laws, voters have become more liberal.

  7. Fleeced

    And no tart art in sight!

    She had smiley faces drawn on her arm.

  8. James X Leftie

    301 views

    1,126 likes, 38 dislikes

    How is that possible?

  9. Snicker. Good reply. The smiley faces were a nice touch.

  10. kingsley

    It really is quite outstanding. Very good pick up Boab.

  11. Dangph

    301 views

    1,126 likes, 38 dislikes

    How is that possible?

    It really ought to say “301 plus”. Once they get to 301 views for a video, YouTube has automatic statistical analysis that kicks in to check for fake views. The displayed view count will freeze at about 301 for a while, but it will jump up again a little later.

  12. dover_beach

    You’ve gotta love those Southern girls.

  13. dd

    The Lena Dunham ad is a massive miscalculation. The trick with pandering to your base is to not turn off everyone else in the process, which the Lena Dunham ad does in so many ways.

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Oh you go girl!! That was a great parody by the sort of girl most other young women can identify with – it’s good throughout in the put downs it makes through parody and the smiley faces clinch it! Who wants horrible permanent tats and a leso look and who listens to some mindless airhead fantasising Obama??

    I think a lot of women would be turned right off by the Lena Dunham ad because it is tremendously patronising to women. We don’t like that.

  15. sdog

    Jim Rose, if you’re going to cut & paste other peoples’ work you really should include an attribution to the author, don’tcha think?

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    ps. Gillard does that a lot too, and so does Nicki Gemmell. They both assume women can’t think for themselves and have the same interpretive premises that they do. We don’t, quite often.

  17. sdog

    Julie’s also the policy director at Freedomworks. Likes her some Austrian economics, that girl.

  18. tbh

    Lizzie, I sense a degree of antipathy towards Nicki Gemmell…

  19. sdog

    Also, ridiculously adorable.

  20. tbh

    dd, I agree with you on pandering too heavily to the base. Elections are won and lost on convincing that 10% of voters in the middle ground to come your way. Ads like that won’t help.

  21. sdog

    The only people I hear talking about the ad are talking about how horrible it was, or are laughing about the parodies. I think even liberals are just kind of cringing and hoping it goes away, the way they did with Obama’s “Julia” campaign campaign.

    Meanwhile… Benghazi.

    His marketing people have just totally lost the plot.

  22. Jim Rose

    sdog, are blog posts coversations or publications?

  23. sdog

    Jim, you took a well-known published author’s work and presented it as your own. Unless you did it inadvertently – you meant to give credit but forgot – that’s just off.

  24. Rabz

    don’tcha think?

    No, he doesn’t, he just pretends to and burdens us with the outpourings.

  25. Check out the campaign video the Bunyip has dug up – first one.

    Dems have turned from the sickly-sweet sentimentality of the last election to recrimination and snark. Interesting.

  26. Check out the campaign video the Bunyip has dug up

    See also Legal Insurrection & Newsbusters for more on that.

    Lyrics are freaky:

    Imagine an America
    Where strip mines are fun and free
    Where gays can be fixed
    And sick people just die
    And oil fills the sea

    We don’t have to pay for freeways!
    Our schools are good enough
    Give us endless wars
    On foreign shores
    And lots of Chinese stuff

    We’re the children of the future
    American through and through
    But something happened to our country
    And we’re kinda blaming you

    We haven’t killed all the polar bears
    But it’s not for lack of trying
    Big Bird is sacked
    The Earth is cracked
    And the atmosphere is frying

    Congress went home early
    They did their best we know
    You can’t cut spending
    With elections pending
    Unless it’s welfare dough

    We’re the children of the future
    American through and through
    But something happened to our country
    And we’re kinda blaming you

    Find a park that is still open
    And take a breath of poison air
    They foreclosed your place
    To build a weapon in space
    But you can write off your au pair

    It’s a little awkward to tell you
    But you left us holding the bag
    When we look around
    The place is all dumbed down
    And the long term’s kind of a drag

    We’re the children of the future
    American through and through
    But something happened to our country
    And yeah, we’re blaming you

    You did your best
    You failed the test

    Mom and Dad
    We’re blaming you!

    As Noel Sheppard pointed out yesterday, see also Lyndon Johnson’s famous anti-Goldwater “Daisy” ad from 1964.

  27. Rabz

    Mom and Dad

    We’re blaming you!

    Ah yes, turn da kiddies against their parents.

    A totalitarian tactic for the ages.

    Dirtbags.

  28. Dangph

    The parents want to rack up more debt that their kids will have to pay off, and they get their kids to sing about it.

  29. Jim Rose

    calm down sdog, any statistical information is bound to be someone elses work. few do original field research for the purpose of a blog posting.

    long blog positings are less likely to be read as are those cluttered with citations.

  30. calm down sdog, any statistical information is bound to be someone elses work.

    Um yeah. “Your” words:

    • Young single women start out being much more liberal than their male counterparts and are about 50 percent more likely to vote Democratic, but for married women this gap is only one-third as large. married women with children become more conservative still.

    • For women with children who are divorced, they are suddenly about 75 percent more likely to vote for Democrats than single men. As divorce rates have increased, due in large part to changing divorce laws, voters have become more liberal.

    John Lott’s words as published in the Washington Times and elsewhere:

    Young single women start out being much more liberal than their male counterparts and are about 50 percent more likely to vote Democratic. As previously noted, these women also support a higher, more progressive income tax as well as more educational and welfare spending. But for married women this gap is only one-third as large. And married women with children become more conservative still.

    But for women with children who are divorced, they are suddenly about 75 percent more likely to vote for Democrats than single men. So as divorce rates have increased, due in large part to changing divorce laws, voters have become more liberal.

    You plagiarised text written by a well-known published author and you got sprung. And now no-one will ever trust that the fine words you put forth here as your own work are actually your own. Deal with it; learn from it.

  31. Jim Rose

    good to see we agree. statistical information is bound to be from another source. I assume in the future that every one of your statistics will have a hyperlink?

  32. Whenever I admire another writer’s work so much that I cut and paste whole paragraphs of it into a blog, I give credit to the person who actually wrote those fine word – no matter how much I wish I had been talented enough to write them.

    You’re being either retarded or deliberately disingenuous in your conflation of “merely reciting well-known statistics” with plagiarising entire paragraphs of a someone else’s writing, and I don’t know which is worse.

    In any case, either start authoring your own comments or if you’re too thick to do that then at least give credit to the person who actually wrote them. Fin.

  33. Jim Rose

    sdong, I am disapointed with your inability to make points politely. Are blog posts conversations or publications?

  34. wreckage

    Sorry, I always assumed Jim was quoting someone.

  35. Brian of Moorabbin

    Considering that that those particular commets are a repost of the author’s original article which was posted in the Washington Post, I’d say it is a publication and not a conversation and therefore sdog is correct. This is exactly like Sinc posting to the Cat about one of his articles in The Australian, Quadrant, etc.

    It should be attributed to its original source, John Lott… not Jim Rose.

  36. “For women with children who are divorced, they are suddenly about 75 percent more likely to vote for Democrats than single men. As divorce rates have increased, due in large part to changing divorce laws, voters have become more liberal.”

    American men are increasingly bitter about their divorce outcomes. I am surprised any American men vote Democrat.

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