Monday, June 30, 2014

Value her for who she is...

...not what she looks like.

That's the message of this ad produced by Verizon.

It makes me cringe to see how our culture has taken backward steps in the past few decades when it comes to its expectations of women and girls.

Yes, there are more women in the professions and in the workplace, generally. But the culture seems to tell women, "You have to be more capable than men doing the same work, June Cleaver, and a siren."

This fact strikes me whenever I turn on a cable news or sports channel. Male anchors are well-covered in suits and ties while female anchors are often scantily clad with elevated hemlines.

It's absurd.