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  • Martha Burk is back!!!!

    Burke to pen protest letters on NHL ads

    Canadian Press

    9/23/2005 1:30:34 AM

    TORONTO (CP) - The organization that led efforts two years ago to allow women to be members of the prestigious Augusta National golf club is now targeting the NHL.

    Martha Burk, the chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said she intends to write letters of protest to the league and to U.S. television network NBC over the NHL's advertising campaign, which is set to debut next week.

    Burk called offensive a 30-second ad the NHL produced to trumpet its return to the ice.

    The ad, which was unveiled Wednesday night during an event for the league's corporate partners, opens with a quote from a Chinese military philosopher. It shows a hockey player being dressed in his equipment by his female partner and ends with him walking to the ice. A young boy is shown cheering before the ad ends with the tagline My NHL.

    Burk said the ad is ''offensive on many levels''.

    ''The woman is dressed provocatively and when she asks the player if he's ready, it's a double-entendre in my view,'' Burk said. ''She's in the ad as a groomer, a sex object.

    ''The commercial is clearly selling sex and violence and the last image in that commercial is a young boy watching this, so he's clearly the customer they're after, or it's a misguided attempt to draw in families.''

    NHL spokeswoman Bernadette Mansur said she was surprised to Burk's reactions to the ad.

    ''This ad shows no disrespect for women,'' Mansur said. ''On the contrary, the woman is the spiritual and physical trainer for the `Warrior' and is his mentor.'' [/b][/quote]

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  • #2
    Fuck her.
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    • #3
      if there's one good thing bush could do while in office, it's get a "justifiable homicide" bill passed.

      It'd be field day on this dumb bitch.


      • #4
        QUOTE(bombay @ Sep 23 2005, 12:02 PM) Quoted post

        Fuck her.

        No thanks.
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        • #5
          You go first, Bombay.

          Let me know how it is.
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          • #6
            I want to have her in net taking a slapshot
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              • #8
                Let Glovey do it.
                Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law ~



                • #9
                  oh no, i agree with Martha Burk

                  that ad is a piece of fucking dog shit
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(bombay @ Sep 23 2005, 12:02 PM) Quoted post

                    Fuck her.
                    She may lighten up after that cherry is popped.

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(Guppy @ Sep 23 2005, 12:04 PM) Quoted post

                      I want to have her in net taking an Al MacInnis slapshot

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                      • #12
                        The ad isn't offensive, but it sure sucks.


                        • #13
                          QUOTE(steveInebriated @ Sep 23 2005, 12:17 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(bombay @ Sep 23 2005, 12:02 PM) Quoted post

                          Fuck her.
                          She may lighten up after that cherry is popped.
                          You guys may want to rethink that strategy.

                          FTR, the ad is dumb but I didn't think it was offensive at all. I only watched it on the website. Maybe it's more offensive on TV.
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                          • #14
                            Shouldn't Martha Burk be munching on some carpet right now?


                            • #15
                              She's just pissed because Rosie O'Donnell won't answer her letters.
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