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Super Bowl Empower Women; Now Grab the Pole?

Super Bowl Empower Women; Now Grab the Pole?

The NFL has a funny way of empowering women, which was one of its supposed messages during Sunday’s Super Bowl. As men in this politically correct age, we are lectured not to sexually objectify women. That’s a no-no. Women are to be respected and not subjected to male lust even though the clothes worn by most women today make the mini-skirts worn by young women during my teenage years pale in comparison. Okay, I get the respect-women stuff. They deserve respect. That said, considering the NFL “empower-women” dictum Sunday, why did the Super Bowl halftime show do just that: sexually objectify women, namely, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo)? The simulated sexual acts they performed left little to the imagination (hips and tongues). The hip grinding shook the stage. Then, to top it off, the NFL included O.J. Simpson in its tribute to the game’s greatest players. If you still think he didn’t kill his wife and Ron Goldman, you didn’t follow the trial. The gloves did fit, and the victims’ blood was found in his SUV and bedroom. His shoe prints were left at the scene, etc., etc., etc. That trial had more to do with race than with who actually committed the murders. Still, he was found not guilty of murder in the criminal trial, but guilty in the civil trial, so in the eyes of the law, someone else brutally killed his ex even though he had a long history of domestic battery. It’s not like the NFL has been plagued with domestic violence either. So why not include the Juice in its tribute? By the way, prior to the 1990s, Super Bowl halftime shows typically featured university marching bands. As a way to boost ratings – money, money, money, and more money – the league instead turned to pop music artists as the new millennium dawned. Until that is, Janet Jackson’s right breast, or was it the left, was exposed in 2004. After that, classic rock acts became the halftime entertainment (Phil Collins in 2000; Springsteen hit the stage in 2009; the Who performed in 2010, etc.) until Madonna hit the stage with both boobs covered in 2012. By the way, at this Super Bowl, both Beyonce and Jay-Z didn’t stand for the National Anthem even though the billionaire hip-hopper (I think both are billionaires by now) Jay-Z is teamed up with the NFL to help raise awareness among white people that ...

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