YES, this is my tip for today! I raised my daughters that every voice counts. Even more powerful is the sacrifice woman made for years…fighting to even have the right to make their thoughts know! It is our responsibility as citizens and woman to participate in the process of democracy.
When my oldest Lindsay was about 7 years old a commercial for M&M appearing during one of her television shows. It was the one with Halle Berry talking to (I think) the red M&M. She was very sensual, erotic and suggestive. I sat there thinking “Who is M&M targeting in this commercial??!!” During the Magic School Bus cartoon show?? This is a children’s show for God sake! Of course I made my thoughts known verbally and my daughter looked at me and asked “Mom, what could I do about it?” I told her she could write a letter to the Mars Corporation. Let them know how you feel about the portrayal of woman in this commercial and ask why it is running during your television show?
Both of my daughters are now of age to vote…and vote they do! Whether you agree with our governmental process, even if you believe our system is in desperate need of a hard look…it is your RESPONSIBILITY to vote! As woman, our predecessors found too long and hard for our right. Time to make you voice heard! (And if you don’t…don’t bitch about our state direction!) Your thoughts?
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