Dear MaMaZina Readers,
The First Amendment is a great freedom that I sometimes take for granted. For example, when I'm exposed to something in the media that offends me and I shrug it off. Oh well, that group or person has the freedom to express himself, I think. Sometimes feel too timid to open my own mouth and express opposition. There is something wrong with that line of thinking. MaMaZina encourages women to voice their opinions courageously with the understanding that we are coming together in this forum with diverse experiences and perspectives.
There is a television show that upsets me. Sure, I could change the channel and ignore it, but my conscience keeps bothering me. The show is a cartoon for grown-ups called Family Guy. Many episodes contain scenes that belittle and objectify women, or are anti-Semitic and anti-Christian, just for starters! A recent episode poked fun at the Terri Shiavo case, turning it into a musical, and a past show mocked an AIDS patient.
People have been speaking out against this show, and it has been losing advertisers. This is proof that outspoken public opinion can serve as a catalyst for change. If you feel moved to do so, please join me in sending a message to the Fox network. I'm writing a letter because I do not support or like this hateful propaganda disguised as entertainment. Below are some links for more infomation on the offensive material in Family Guy and opportunities to protest the show.