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Girls and Super Bowl Ads…

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There is this Super Bowl ad that upon first watch, caught my attention:

I gotta tell ya, on it’s surface… Great message, but…
Audi corporation… needs to put their money where there mouth is and hire female talent. It’s not about wages as much as it is about access in this case. Women could be paid handsomely as AUDI execs, but there just aren’t any there (I didn’t look very hard admittedly, but I didn’t see any women while I looked). That might be the bigger problem. Not wages but access to the jobs.
 
So I teach my kids… GO GET IT! My girls will have my support to kick ass and take names. I believe the day is coming that my or any girls will have equal access to any job in industry for which they have the skills.
 
It’s a great commercial, yet I want my girls to have not just equal pay, but equal RESPECT. That’s the change I want to see in the world. That’s where I’ll put my vote. That’s where I’ll put my time and effort as an influencer. 😉
 
Our girls deserve to be treated like people, not objects. What videos did YouTube serve up as “coming up” after this one? I bet the next videos were not so flattering to women. Matter of fact, three of the ten or so “up next” videos I saw listed were, “Top Ten Super Bowl Ads”, videos featuring a bikini clad women in the preview… There is the problem.
 
Thanks Audi, for not going there… but step it up Audi… you can do better. Lead by example in the real world, not just in the fairytale land of Super Bowl Ads…

A little housekeeping.

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Since I am getting ready to do a series of posts and I am going to be encouraging participation in the way of comments, I thought I ought to set some guidelines for said commenting. If you spend any time on FarceBook you have probably seen the pages and pages of comments that are anything but helpful or kind. I don’t want to go down that road on this site.

As such, I have added a Commenting Guidelines page. If you have not read it… I would encourage you to do so now.

I’d love your input.  Let me know what you think of the guidelines in the comments on this post.

 

It is done…

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There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don’t try to justify them. They can’t be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it. – from The Godfather by Mario Puzo

I’ll return next week.

I should run for president…

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I am hereby announcing that I will run for president. I have no budget. I have no political experience, unless being a public school principal counts. I have an aversion to government involvement in my life.

I like guns.

I like Israel.

I like small businesses.

I like the military.

I like people.

I dislike terrorists.

I dislike nuclear weapons.

I dislike being lied to.

I think we should tend to our own issues before we try to fix everyone else’s issues.

I do not believe that being an American makes me smarter than the rest of the world.

Education is important. Standardized tests… not so much.

I like God and I like that He doesn’t force us to believe in him.

I dunno… It’s pretty thin.

Maybe I’ll just go fishing… Let the politicians have it.