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Rant with Randi: Help

Randi Crawford
Randi Crawford

I’m going back to a classic rant today. While I love to praise the positive things I witness going on around me in the community, I can’t let this go...we are getting so crazy over political correctness that let’s just say, it’s 100 percent determined which way I’m going to vote!

We are so screwed up today. Our values are in the trash and I’m done not saying anything about it. I’m just simply done. Seeing as it’s impossible to pick a place to start, I decided to start with the Super Bowl. And there’s no rhyme or reason to why this particular issue put me over the top, but it did.

Who doesn’t love to go to a party, eat everything in sight, drink “Budweiser” (Nod to Peyton), and watch the main event – the commercials? Without question, two of the best ads during the entire game were the Doritos and the Hyundai ads, and wouldn’t you know, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) sent out several angry live tweets bashing them. The first ad was the Doritos commercial where a semi-clueless dad-to-be is eating Doritos and the baby is reaching to get it. Finally the mom-to-be throws the chip across the room and it’s implied that the baby propels itself right out of her to get it.

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During the commercial, the female doctor says, “And there’s your beautiful baby.” OMG the doctor said “baby!” Yes, apparently baby is not approved NARAL language. They use the word fetus and not baby because the word baby “humanizes” the unborn child. What? They tweeted, “#Notbuying it – that @Doritos ad using @antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight. #SB50”. Can we not just watch something funny and laugh for the sake of laughing anymore? Does everything have to be about political correctness? I’m fairly certain that not one single person I was with thought – hmm, that is offensive as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore! How dare they imply that dads are dopes, moms are uptight and babies are babies!

The next best ad, in my humble opinion, features Kevin Hart acting as an overprotective father, lending his car keys to his daughter’s date so he can use the GPS to stalk them. NARAL’s tweet “Hey @Hyundai – taking away your daughter’s autonomy and stalking her on a date isn’t funny. @NotBuyingIt @SB50”. Umm, call me crazy but it wasn’t just funny, it was awesome. And I’m pretty sure that most dads could totally relate. This is exactly why “I can’t say the name, but you know who” is killing it in the polls. Because everyone is getting sick of not being able to speak up and call BS on the PC police! People are just simply done, as am I.

Let’s switch gears and look at the University of Oregon. It’s almost impossible for me to wrap my brain around this one. The student body is actually considering removing the iconic quote from Martin Luther King Jr., from their student union building for fear of being racist? So now in this screwed up world we live in, you are telling me that even Martin Luther King Jr. is not inclusive enough…What? “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream.” Apparently this isn’t adequately promoting diversity and inclusion. One student said, “Diversity is so much more than race. Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of things like that.” MLK isn’t including the “Caityln Jenners” of the world, so now it’s not inclusive enough? Help.

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Wow. Wow. Wow. No words. Email me at www.randiccrawford@gmail.com.


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