(I haven’t been able to embed the video, but will try to later on.)
So what’s going on here? Is this just a commercial about a well-meaning housewife who wants the best for her kids?
No. Look again.
The woman on the right is worried about the evil looks she’ll get from an older female authority figure (probably her mother-in-law) if her kids don’t look just right for Easter. This commercial isn’t really about what is better for the kids or the family as a whole. It is about women judging and criticizing each other, and women trying to keep other women off their backs.
Not to mention that the whole commercial focuses on fashion, appearance, home, and children.
End reality check.
They forgot one – March 8th, International Women’s Day. Started in the early 1900s to celebrate the rights of working women, the holiday is now celebrated as a cross between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
If you haven’t already, take a few moments out of the day to think about and appreciate what the hard working women you know have achieved!
- Correcting classic childhood gender biases (guardian.co.uk)
I have not been able to post regularly because I have been working 12 hours a day for the past couple of weeks on a huge project. The coworker who has been assigned to work on it with me has done nothing but throw monkey wrenches in the whole process. She contributes almost nothing, but always has time to pop in and either create a mess or criticize the work every step of the way.
This has been a nightmare. On top of this, we are facing budget cuts and other problems. It has been a long time since I have felt so nervous. Everyone is so worked up and anxious. I hope everything turns out ok!
Female friendship and issues of trust…
Where it all starts…
When I was younger, I, like many females had hurtful relationships with other females. I remember the first time I realized friendship requires trust and that trust can be easily broken. I was around thirteen and attending a church camp with my best friends. I knew this was going to be a great summer; that feeling quickly changed when camp started. I found myself at the center of a love triangle I never knew existed. The girl I had called best friend since 2nd grade was spreading rumors that I “liked” her boyfriend. Mind you, I hadn’t even met the boy yet, so there was no way this could be true. My heart was broken in so many pieces, because up until that point, I never would have thought my closest friend would hurt me. She not only chose…
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