In case you missed it yesterday, ProgressNow Colorado produced a series of heinously sexist and degrading advertisements to promote Obamacare.
One ad with a woman holding a package of birth control pills and standing next to a man reads, "Let's get physical. OMG, he's hot! Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers."
Another of a young woman standing next to a male cutout says, "Hey girl. You're excited about easy access to birth control and I'm excited about getting to know you."
After the ads were published on doyougotinsurance.com, women from all over the country expressed outrage. ProgressNow Colorado Political Director Alan Franklin, the man behind the ads, isn't apologizing.
The #gotinsurance ads are a collaboration between ProgressNow Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. We're very proud of them.— Alan Franklin (@alanfranklin) November 13, 2013
I contacted the National Organization for Women through their public relations firm Scott Circle, specifically emailing Vice President Sarah Coppersmith since she regularly sends out NOW press releases, asking for a comment about the advertisements considering the misogynistic content. Coppersmith didn't respond, but a woman named Megan Vibert from the same firm, did.
"Apologies for the delay in getting back but NOW was unavailable for comment yesterday on the ads," Vibert said.
I responded by asking, "Are they available to comment today?" I haven't received a response.