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political June 6th, 2014 6:40pm

Iowa Senatorial Candidate Bruce Braley used an actual chick in an attack ad against Iowa Senatorial Candidate Joni Ernst. Is it sexist to link a woman to a chick?

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stefanie22 Cincinnati
06/08/14 10:24 am

In general yes, however you left out some crucial context to the poll.

The chick ad about how she never made a peep was in response to her own campaign ad where she states that she grew up castrating pigs and would cut the pork out if elected

tidford My little piece of heaven
06/07/14 7:25 pm

It could be, but in this case the focus is on not making a "peep," not on being a chick.

The sexism here seems to be in trying to invent a way manufacture sexism.

Sad to see a Republican playing this despicable came more often played by Democrats.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/07/14 1:20 pm

She did link her opponents in Washington to pigs, you know.

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dominiclandry
06/06/14 11:16 pm

No not at all. Calling a girl a chick is like calling a guy a cat. It is bad taste, however, to do what the guy did.

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osouless Whats Next
06/06/14 4:08 pm

Sexist? No. Stupid? Yes.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/06/14 1:31 pm

Depends. Is it a baby chick? If so, has its sex been determined by a professional chicken sexer?

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
06/06/14 4:31 pm

"professional chicken sexer" Thats just crude.

mc88 Cleveland OSU
06/06/14 1:23 pm

I hate when people always have to bring up race or sex

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EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 5:01 pm

⬆️⬆️this

rons WOKE is sick
06/06/14 12:56 pm

So if you saw a young good looking guy you'd think "Nice Chick!" That's OK.

MJSeals J.D.
06/06/14 2:37 pm

Political is definitely gay

political Georgia
06/06/14 2:39 pm

I am one hot fairy. Jk!

rons WOKE is sick
06/06/14 2:46 pm

I always thought he was just HAPPY!

MJSeals J.D.
06/06/14 2:50 pm

/\_/\_/\_/\. <- poli is as straight as that line.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
06/06/14 12:45 pm

Not in the general sense; it's merely a metaphor -- unless of course it's *intended* to demean the woman in question. Then it's sexist.

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rons WOKE is sick
06/06/14 12:58 pm

Maybe run an attack ad similar to that against Hillary later on. Like she didn't say a "peep" about Benghazi!

RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
06/06/14 12:36 pm

Everything offends someone it seems.

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ScrewU Gone
06/06/14 11:52 am

What happens in Iowa, stays in Iowa.

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political Georgia
06/06/14 11:53 am

We wouldn't get much corn that way! :)

jvc1133 61535
06/06/14 11:52 am

Yes, I prefer broad

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political Georgia
06/06/14 11:48 am

Alright my politically correct people!

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 11:48 am

I thought they used a chick because of the "peep" pun. I don't see any sexism.

All political ads except Herman Cain's suck anyway.

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political Georgia
06/06/14 11:51 am

She is a woman, and they used a chick. Do you see a connection in that? I answered no, BTW. If a conservative pulled the same type of add, I am sure Al Sharpton would be claiming Republicans have a war on women.

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 11:56 am

I don't see it.

That female candidate had an ad the other day where she likened lawmakers to a pig. Is that not also sexist if this is?

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 11:58 am

And is he not a conservative? Sounded like a pretty conservative ad to me.

political Georgia
06/06/14 11:58 am

He is a democrat! No! A pig has no gender connotation at all.

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 11:58 am

And if he isn't a conservative, he's still clearly getting criticism for it. Not sure why you see a double standard.

political Georgia
06/06/14 11:59 am

He is? Well, he's not from me.

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 11:59 am

chicks can be male, too

Pigs is a common term referred to male sexists

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 12:00 pm

Iowa democrats are still conservatives.

political Georgia
06/06/14 12:01 pm

Haha! Well she did castrate hogs. Like I say, I don't see any sexism. We agree for a change.

political Georgia
06/06/14 12:03 pm

IDK! Around Des Moines, it is liberal.

political Georgia
06/06/14 12:12 pm

The debates were not as good when he left the race.

veritas1 Panda
06/06/14 12:19 pm

NEIN NEIN NEIN PLAN!

He and the Rent Is Too Damn High guy were the best.

beanD California
06/06/14 11:44 am

Sexist? Idk, I'm not sure it really matters. It's just stupid.

political Georgia
06/06/14 11:47 am

Most ads are.

beanD California
06/06/14 7:56 pm

Heeeyyyyyy.