This morning in the Washington Post, sports columnist Sally Jenkins had a great piece that truly sums up what has been the radical feminist response to Tim and Pam Tebow’s Superbowl ad.
Refering to NOW as the “National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time,” and “The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us,” Jenkins simplifies the problem with all of their complaints.
“They aren’t actually ‘pro-choice’ so much as they are pro-abortion. Pam Tebow has a genuine pro-choice story to tell…
Pam Tebow and her son feel good enough about that choice to want to tell people about it. Only, NOW says they shouldn’t be allowed to. Apparently NOW feels this commercial is an inappropriate message for America to see for 30 seconds, but women in bikinis selling beer is the right one. . I would like to meet the genius at NOW who made that decision. On second thought, no, I wouldn’t.”
Jenkins considers herself to be pro-choice, and expresses that “surely everyone in both camps, pro-choice or pro-life, wishes the ‘need’ for abortions wasn’t so great. Which is precisely why NOW is so wrong to take aim at Tebow’s ad.”
Jenkins goes on to laud Tim Tebow for his selflessness and humility, exclaiming that more Tim Tebows are exactly what this world needs, and that the likes of NOW should agree. We need more men like Tim Tebow who are unashamed to say that they respect themselves, women, and the institution of marriage, to the point that they’ll “practice sexual restraint” so that women might have less need for abortion.
Jenkins believes that the women of NOW should appreciate this because even as pro-choicers, “surely everyone in both camps, pro-choice or pro-life, wishes the ‘need’ for abortions wasn’t so great.”
This is where Jenkins misunderstands NOW and the radical feminist movement. Terry O’Neill and the “National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time” believe that women need abortion to be happy–that abortion completes womanhood. That is why NOW is so furious about Pam Tebow and her choice. They believe she choose wrong.