This commercial caught my attention a few months ago. I had mixed feelings about it because I really enjoy feminine things and do not think princesses, pink, dolls, or glitter are evil. Girls should be as free to play with cutesy toys or dress in frilly skirts. Denying them that seems just as silly as forcing that upon them.
However, the fact that society ingrains into these children’s brains the need to be thin, beautiful, and alluring is just ridiculous. It irritates me to no end that girls are growing up with such detrimental messages been slung at them.
I wish that there was a balance between the two ends of the spectrum. Girls can make paper dolls to play house with or run around pretending to be pirates, wear a glittery tutu or ninja t-shirt, excel in science or in baking. Every woman, man, and child is unique. Saying that being feminine or staying at home to raise children is wrong refuses to acknowledge that this is the dream and personality of some females.
What do you think about this commercial? I would love to hear your thoughts.