Week 7: "Let's Show Them What Crazy Can Do"
I am sure many of you saw this powerful Nike ad as the Oscars aired:
Last night, we saw women of color win big, making this ad particularly moving as Serena Williams narrated powerfully. Taking the stereotypical trope of the "crazy woman", this ad exposes how we stereotype men and women and sheds light on how glaringly different our standards are for the sexes. "When we stand for something, we're 'unhinged,' "when we're too good, there's 'something wrong with us.' And if we get angry, we're 'hysterical,' 'irrational,' or just being 'crazy.'"
This week, we are looking forward to examining this topic with your daughters and discussing the importance of recognizing and changing these stereotypes. Crazy. Crazy. Crazy and crazy. #empowerment #genderstereotypes #enoughisenough #letsgetcrazy #doublestandards