Planned Parenthood to Honor Woman Behind Obama Voting=Sex Ad

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 23, 2013   |   1:04PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business will honor liberal comedian Lena Dunham, the woman behind the controversial Obama campaign video equating first-time voting to losing your virginity.

During the Thursday pro-abortion gala, which President Barack Obama will keynote, Planned Parenthood will give Dunham a special award.

“The evening will also feature a special Maggie Award for Media Excellence honoring Lena Dunham of the HBO program Girls for her realistic and honest portrayal of the complex issues facing young women today,” it said.

In a creepy manner during closing days of the presidential election, Jim Messina, Campaign Manager for Obama for America, tweeted the video — making it public for the first time.

“Your first time voting is important. Trust @lenadunham—you are ready,” he said.

Dunham, is the creator and star of the HBO series Girls and something of a vulgar performance artist who tweets out gems like this one: “My biggest sexual fantasy is that someone busts in when I’m singing in the shower and yells “girl, where you been hiding that voice?”



Previously, Anne Morse took aim at the ad in a piece that received a very welcome response.

Yeah, we heard, Lena: You “did it” for the first time with Barack Obama, who made you feel like a woman.

I’m not surprised many 20-somethings think this campaign Web ad is cool and funny; young people tend to lack wisdom. But the president of the United States, who is also the father of two young daughters? If Barack Obama really does think his ad’s messages are cool, he’s revealing more about the way he thinks of women than he may realize.

First, it appears that if you say women voters to Obama, the first thing he thinks of is, not workers, students, parents, or people who worry about illegal immigration and high gas prices, but sex. You’ve probably met men like this—men who, when you discuss the economy, or terrorism, stare at your breasts instead of your face. I mean, we’re worried about losing our jobs and borrowing money from China, and Obama responds with a sexually oriented ad, aimed at women, joking about how “doing it” with him is “amazing.”

This attitude goes beyond the Lena Dunham ad. Take a gander at the Obama campaign’s “women’s issues” page; it’s almost entirely about birth control and abortion. Honestly, when a candidate treats me as little more than a collection of reproductive organs, I feel as though he’s mentally stuffing me into a bustier, black net stockings, and six-inch Jimmy Choos.

Second, by approving this ad’s message, Obama is also approving a dangerous subtext directed at America’s daughters: that cool people treat sex as mere recreation, something to engage in without commitment when you’re “ready,” whatever that means. You don’t need a husband; you just need “a great guy” who “understands women.” Being a virgin is something to be ashamed of because it’s “super-uncool.”

This worldview has led to one in four American teenage girls acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (which can lead to cancer and infertility) and 53 percent of all American children being born out of wedlock—kids who are much more likely to live in poverty, commit crimes, do poorly in school, and suffer emotional problems.

This is cool? This is funny?