She made a brilliant point and it was done so subtly and so well that quite a few people still don't quite get it.
The people who are screaming “misandry!” and wringing their hands over the plight of the poor white male are the very same ones who would be rolling their eyes and going “take a JOKE, feminists!” if the genders had been reversed. And if the genders had been reversed and women had demanded an apology from T-Mobile, those same people would be screaming about how feminists are fascist, censorship-hungry freedom-haters.
The point was to make men mad. The point was to let them feel just how much the casual, everyday sexism that women deal with all the time hurts. If you weren't paying attention, you might have missed it; that's how much of the sexism we face in our everyday lives works.
Did Sarah Silverman just fire the first shot in the #WarOnMen? No. And she probably doesn't want you to hate male babies either. She was making a statement about the unequal reactions people have (or don't have) to sexism.
The very fact that predominantly men are reacting so furiously to the commercial is proof that sexism is still an issue. From Family Guy to The Dictator, popular culture makes this “joke” about female babies all the time. But turn it on its head once, and men are suddenly outraged. You can say that about female babies, BUT NOT THE MALE BABIES HOW DARE YOU.
Though this will probably fall on deaf ears, I would encourage anyone who is still righteously indignant over this commercial to stop and examine their reaction. You found this one little throw-away line incredibly hurtful, even threatening. So how do you think women feel all the time?
Though Sarah Silverman may have her shocking moments, this one was brilliantly done.