Friday, November 11, 2011

Could Someone Explain the Irony to

In the wake of the events at Penn State over the past week (which I will write about soon) has pulled their sponsorship of the television coverage of the next two Penn State games. They are doing this because they don't want to be seen as being affiliated with what has happened at Penn State.

Here is the great irony of this. has several advertisements that are completely demeaning to women. In one, cars are reading reviews about themselves, and we are told that "Sheila looks great topless" and "Mary, has a big rear end." Another car is told that his ride is "exceedingly smooth" to which he says "did you hear that Sheila?"

So, runs ads in which statements are made to and about women that would get you fired for sexual harassment in just about any workplace in America today, but they don't want to be associated with what is happening at Penn State.

I don't think that can exactly take the moral high ground on this situation, and I sincerely hope that people who have a lot more say and followers than I do will begin to point this out.

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