Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) “also said the Super Bowl is a great time for ‘fellowship’ with family members.
“That is why I’m so disappointed with the Pepsi advertisement that showed a demeaning role for African American women, in an ad that showed a can being thrown and being utilized to wound someone else or hit someone else,” she said.
“I think that we can come together in a much better way, sell Pepsi, and as well talk about good nutrition,” she said. “But, frankly, I consider this insulting, and so did many other women of all colors.”
Let’s ask Rep. Jackson Lee three questions:
Question #1. Would you have spoken up if the Pepsi-can thrower had been the man?
Answer: Yes, likely — but you probably would have complained not that the ad demeans black men, but that it promotes violence against women (which is exactly what millions of feminists would have screamed immediately).
Question #2. That being the case, why didn’t you complain that the ad promotes women’s violence against men, as do the countless ads and sitcoms that depict women slapping, kicking the groins of, shoving, hurling objects at, scolding, and insulting men, often in front of their children?
Answer: What happens to men is not one of your feminist concerns.
Question #3. If it’s racist for an ad to show a black woman trying to commit violence against her husband or boyfriend, what is it when hundreds of ads yearly depict, as stated above, a white woman slapping, shoving, kicking, scolding, insulting, throwing something at her husband or boyfriend?
Answer: It’s called sexism — antimale sexism.