This week marks an especially repugnant page in President Obama’s catalog of attempts to woo young female voters. In an online ad titled “Your First Time,” featuring actress Lena Dunham, the President’s campaign drew an offensive and distasteful parallel between losing one’s virginity and the “awesome” experience of voting for Mr. Obama.
Explaining that it’s “super uncool” to abstain from the election, Miss Dunham says she became a woman when she voted for the President, and was honored to “do it” with a guy who cares about her right to taxpayer-funded birth control.
President Obama enjoys indicting his opponents as propagators of a “war on women.” But what is truly demeaning is to suggest that the womanhood of female voters depends on his reelection, and a few newly minted goodies that will make it easier to have uncommitted sex without regard for the sanctity of life. Just as insulting is the packaging of these views in an ad that hyper-sexualizes women and treats chastity as a quaint concept.
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