By now you’ve probably seen the Doritos Super Bowl commercial. If not, I’ve linked it for you below.
What you may or may not have heard is that NARAL, one of the pro-abortion camp’s most prominent groups, didn’t like it.
So, let’s talk about this for a minute, let’s break down the stupidity of this tweet.
antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses
It’s true. From day one pro-life advocates have argued, correctly, that a baby conceived between two humans and carried in a human mother is indeed human. I’m not exactly sure how you can humanize something that is clearly, factually, scientifically, biologically already a human, or why this would be a bad thing.
It would be akin to someone complaining about a Purina commercial because the dogs were portrayed a little too “canine”.
Of course, I suppose if you have worked tirelessly to dehumanize this class of humans, the idea of someone trying to confirm their humanity in such a public way might anger you. But it doesn’t change the fact that a human “fetus” is in fact human. It’s a fact, not an opinion. Fact. Scientific fact.
** side note** found out today that the ultrasound used in the commercial is the actual ultrasound (plus some animation magic) of the creator’s youngest child. The human boy’s name is Freddy. NARAL’s probably gonna have a fit if they find out this filmmaker had the nerve to humanize that “fetus” by naming it.
dads as clueless
I’ve asked several people their opinion of the dad in this video. Not one said they saw him as clueless. The words most used were “funny” and “hungry”. One person expounded on their view of him as funny by saying he seemed like a jokester. So, a guy who likes to have fun. Not one person said anything that even remotely came close to him lacking intelligence.
I find it interesting that NARAL is trying to call Doritos out as being sexist by saying they thought the dad was portrayed as clueless, yet in my very informal polling, they are the only ones who think that. Seems to me like perhaps they are the ones with a bit of prejudice in that regard.
moms as uptight
Again, I took the same informal poll of people’s opinion of the mom in this video. Not one came anywhere close to “uptight”. Most common responses were “pregnant” and “frustrated”. Well, I suppose frustrated might come a tiny bit close to being uptight. Tiny bit. But if any of you have ever been in your last weeks of pregnancy, you may recall a tad bit of stress, possibly some anxiety that might put you a bit on edge and a little more ready to react to your jokester husband’s antics. I think it’s sexist to conclude that such reactions are “uptight”, and find it funny that again it is NARAL who is making the prejudices against it.
So there you have it folks. One of the most prominent pro-abortion groups in America doesn’t understand the fundamental scientific fact that a human baby is in fact human, and assumes jokester dads are clueless and hugely pregnant moms are uptight. What an idiotic, sexist statement.