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February 8, 2010

Enjoy a Little Violence Toward Women With Your Super Bowl

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Screen shot from Tim Tebow Superbowl Ad for Focus on the Family

Was that really Tim Tebow taking out his Mom?

That’s some “focus on the family!”

Betty White violently tackled during Super Bowl Snickers commercial

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And then, why the violence toward women in these Super Bowl ads? In these screen shots, Betty White takes it in the name of a candy bar — using attacks by football players to make the violence seem like an extension of the game.

(If you do watch the videos, by the way, make sure to “appreciate” the sound of impact.)

(Screen shots from Tim Tebow Superbowl Ad for Focus on the Family, and the Betty White Snickers commercial via YouTube)

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