Picks & Pans
This section features a selection of articles, videos, ads and other messages that I think are worth reading, watching or listening to, either because they’re valuable, or they devalue/portray old stereotypes of women and girls.
TED talk: Moral Behavior in Animals
It seems that Sarah Brosnan, who did the study, didn’t take the steps to establish herself in the public eye as a thought leader. Instead Frans de Waal embedded her research into his ideas on fairness.
AT&T ad series
Adult quizzes 2 girls and 2 boys about speed and size. In each ad it’s a boy who gets the final long answer, talking about size, tech and speed, while the girls are seen passively looking on. You missed the mark, AT&T.
Chevrolet Silverado 2012 Commercial
This ad shows a boy playing with his toy truck, and saying “Hello honey” to a buxom, scantily-dressed female toy figure