Do Girl Power Ads Help Women? (Video)


I was honored to be a guest on The Cathy Reisenwitz Show yesterday talking about a piece in The Week addressing the recent trend of advertising that has a female-empowerment message (and the critiques of those ads). Cathy agreed with the piece wholeheartedly, whereas I had some reservations, largely having to do with my skepticism about whether or not overt messaging like this was really effective, partially because advertising like this is aimed at a market that already agrees with it.

We then got into anti-capitalist vs. libertarian feminism, what both sides can do to help each other, and the magic of color-coordinated headphones.

Check it out!