There doesn’t have to be anything wrong with you to take Preniva, you just have to be scared

Looks like someone other than Tina Fey is bringing the feminist funny to the Saturday Night Live writer’s room. I’m missing Sarah Haskins’ takedowns of lady advertising (and hoping her replacement will be able to find the funny) so I was excited to see this spoof of osteoporosis drug ads:

Transcript after the jump.

Hi, I’m Sally Field. I want to talk to you about a problem that lots of women face: bone loss. Even if you don’t have it now, no matter what age you are all women are inherently weak and very fragile. You get this one body and this one life. You have to take care of this now. Are you bummed yet? That’s why there’s Preniva. There doesn’t have to be anything wrong with you to take Preniva, you just have to be scared. Which you should be. Preniva makes sure you’ll be able to keep doing your favorite everyday low impact activities like doing yoga, spritzing your plant, fanning out your magazines, swallowing pills for other things your doctor scared you with, and having bangs. Preniva won’t solve all your problems: you’ll always be a woman. This is the average woman’s spine, and this is your spine without Preniva. I’m not f*cking around you guys.

Preniva: your weakness is our strength.

Boston, MA

Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

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