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New Pro Obama-Care Ads Promote Casual Sex

From the ‘local news’ section of the Denver Post:

Pro-Obamacare ads targeting millennials stir controversy in Colorado

By Kurtis Lee | 11/12/2013

A new round of advertisements unveiled by supporters of Colorado’s health insurance exchange has ignited controversy that rippled through social media Tuesday and launched debate over their portrayal of women.

In one of the most discussed "Got insurance?" ads, produced by the liberal ProgressNow Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, a young woman holds a packet of birth-control pills and stands next to a young man, his hand wrapped around her waist.

So what’s she thinking? "OMG, he’s hot! Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers," read the words in the risqué advertisement.

While the groups say the aim is to encourage young people to enroll in the state’s new health insurance exchange — a pillar to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — some have said it belittles women…

"Belittles"? It doesn’t demean women? In fact, doesn’t it demean both genders? But we guess the Denver Post doesn’t want to be too ‘judgmental.’

Other advertisements in the campaign, which began in October, feature young people doing keg stands and downing shots from a "shot ski."

Amy Runyon-Harms [sic], executive director of ProgressNow Colorado, defended the advertisements. "The whole intention of these ads is to raise awareness, and that’s what we’re doing. It’s great that more and more people are talking about it," said Runyon-Harms, who notes the ads only appear on social media and will not, for example, be displayed on billboards or buses…

You know, terrorism gets people talking about issues, too. Besides, is there not enough awareness of Obama-Care at the moment?

An initial glance at the advertisements led Harsha Gangadharbatla [sic], an associate professor of advertising at the University of Colorado at Boulder, to believe it was a joke toward Obamacare created by Republicans…

Naturally, a college professor would jump to the conclusion that this was part of the ‘Republicans’ War On Women.’

As for the promiscuous ads featuring birth-control, Runyon-Harms said, "People get upset when you portray women as independent." "We think this ad is really about healthy relationships and that people are taking control of their lives with health care," she said.

Sure it is. What could be more "healthy" than having sex with strangers? Which, by the way, will help to drive up the cost of health insurance for the rest of us.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “New Pro Obama-Care Ads Promote Casual Sex”

  1. “People get upset when you portray women as independent.”
    No, people get upset when you portray all women as whores… No sorry, not whores because whores get paid. I should say people get upset when you portray all women as sluts. Apparently all you have to do to get the women’s vote is to call them sluts and pay for their birth control. I mean, you wouldn’t want sluts to be punished with a child. They need insurance against suffering motherhood.

    To quote a rapper, “It’s your vagina, and you should be able to do what you want with it.” I agree. But why should we all be punished with the financial responsibility of caring for your vagina once you have exercised your vaginal freedom? The cost of freedom is responsibility. When you exercise your freedom, YOU are responsible for the consequences of your actions. The liberal goal is to take responsibility out of the equation, and in doing so they murder freedom like it’s a prom night dumpster baby. MOMMY HAS TO DANCE!

  2. Picture this – I was in the music business (clubs, concert promotion, talent development) in Boulder, CO in the 70s. For the timid and easily offended, stop reading now.

    Women are just as skanky as men. And they will pursue what they want. Especially in crowds and gatherings. Some sort of psychological one-up-manship over other girls. You would not believe what I’ve had girls do, offer to do and etc etc to get close to the romance, power and energy of the Music, musicians and the whole ‘scene’.

    I’m lucky I survived. And that was well before the final barriers came down for casual this that and the other. The ad agencies designing these posters know exactly what they’re doing. Girls Gone Wild is not made up ..

  3. canary

    GBJ, women are just as skanky as men. I think they are getting worse every day. Now Britney Spears finally comes out with a video and complains they cut out a lot of sex parts. She has two young sons. No wonder she can’t be left alone with them.

    I also think the ” OMG” in reference to hot sex is crossing the line.


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