And they say romance is dead. If you can’t read the text above, here it is blown up:
The liberal writer Jim Sleeper once called this kind of thing “the pornification of the public square.” Who benefits from further coarsening civil life? If you think that’s vulgar, take a look at the scuzzy commercial to accompany this print campaign. It’s strongly NSFW for filthy language; make sure no children are around either when you play it.
Honestly, you don’t expect much from an organization that profits from the extermination of unborn children, but this is a new low in defining indignity down. The agency that created this campaign for Planned Parenthood of New York City explains the rationale to AdWeek:
“Planned Parenthood of New York City had to be brave and make fearless decisions to overcome their daunting challenges. So our first goal was getting them to embrace that. Which they certainly did,” explained BBH NY CCO, Gerard Caputo. “We wanted to be celebratory in the face of massive opposition rather than plead their case in a typical PSA campaign that’s easy to ignore. ‘Freedom to F*ck’ is meant to speak to a younger generation more empowered than ever and hopefully willing to help. It all starts with the courage to do something different and we believe we have already succeeded.”
“Celebratory in the face of massive opposition”? Oh, please. Who in New York City is opposing the right to have sex? Who anywhere is opposing that? You’d have to be a complete idiot to give money to Planned Parenthood on the grounds that the only thing standing between you and Gilead is Planned Parenthood. This ad campaign is as transparently hokum as this infamous CBS Records ad from 1968. Read the fine print:
UPDATE: Reader Kyle W.:
Wow. And here liberals usually accuse us of straw-manning when we say they’ve reduced the culture to a Sodom and Gomorrah whose only sense of meaning comes from rutting like beasts with anything that moves. They don’t typically just embrace it.