Much has been written about CBS's decision to run Focus on the Family's antiabortion Super Bowl ad this year -- despite the network's having rejected ads from left-wing political organizations and, most recently, one for gay dating site Mancrunch.com -- but no one's summed up the controversy as succinctly or enjoyably as the South Florida Raging Grannies. To the tune of "Three Blind Mice," the singing activists tell us what CBS really stands for: "Corporate Bull Shit."
Update: I didn't realize before that this video is a part of the Women's Media Center's call for answers to the question "What does CBS stand for?" You can learn more about that at NotUnderTheBusCom.
Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape
Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010).
Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University