This is so succinct. Sad that he speaks of violence as an answer to violence but it certainly speaks to our deep need to protect and eliminate threats to our progeny.
I saw this ad circulating around facebook and it really struck home the point of how far gone our advertising trends are these days and how NOT FINISHED we are with the gender equality movement. In looking for a good sized image I ran across Julie Clawson's blog. She says very eloquently what I think about this whole thing. No reason to re-invent the wheel!
"Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What's missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments."
Read the whole article here.