My daughter and I couldn't have been more excited to see Always' #LikeAGirl commercial during Sunday's Super Bowl. Last June, I wrote about #LikeAGirl, which you can check out here.
There were some great articles about the Super Bowl ad.
However, there were some that were not inspired by this ad. In fact, they thought it was insulting. These men decided that this commercial was unfair.
These men are wrong. Very wrong. Our society is still struggling for equality. Congress, an entity that lacks any genuine diversity, can't even vote on the Lily Ledbetter Act for equal pay without making it political. This commercial is about empowering girls, like my three year old daughter. Saying someone did something "like a girl" is still considered an insult. The men who complained about this ad need to understand that commercials and movements like these are still necessary. Until we stop blaming women for their own rapes, they are necessary. Until we stop primarily judging women by their looks, they are necessary.
I want commercials like this not just for my daughter, who is not at all hurt by reminders that she can dream big. I want them also for me. As a man, it is important to be reminded that I have advantages that my wife, daughter, and mother do not. So, I will use my voice to make it clear that I am an advocate for equality.
This was another fantastic commercial that might have been overlooked.