Friday, May 08, 2009
An End to Erectile Dysfunction Ads?
Two US Representatives have introduced a bill that would ban erectile dysfunction ads between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm. YAY!!!
Oh please let it be so! May no other parent ever hear the dreaded question...."Mommy, what's erectile dysfunction?"
How exactly do you 'splain' that to a young'un?
I've lost count of how many of those disgusting and sexually charged ads air on TV in a day. Every channel. Every other commercial it seems. With the man grinnin' ear to ear so you know he just got laid, or singing the praises of Viagra with all his buddies (Viva Viagra!) and the woman all a-bliss and glowing or the Levitra ads with the logo that looks like a vagina and I'm always like....
'EWWWWWWW'....Damn have that discussion with your doctor if you must have it with someone...but I'm not your doctor and I really don't want to hear about it."
To be fair I don't think any pharmaceutical drugs should be advertised. The US and Portugal (I think) are the only countries on earth who allow pharmaceutical companies to push their drugs on TV. It has taught a generation of Americans that there is a pill for everything that ails you when, in reality, there is not. Its been the cause of countless teens being given anti-depressants because they are teens and get on their parents nerves. Did any of you know that in every case of a major school shooting the shooter was on anti-depressants?
Every. Single. One.
I could go on and on and on about this topic but won't. I doubt very many people find the erectile dysfunction ads palatable and would be glad to see them go. I would like to see all of the pharma ads go and think this is a good start.
What do y'all think?