Of course, this is a very simplified response to a much more complex issue about the inconsistency in the norms and expectations that society and culture have set for females versus men. But, overall, this ad did stop and make me wonder...why is it that girls are taught that politeness and ladylike behavior are synonymous with being apologetic. maybe if more men were taught to be apologetic, and more women were taught to be unabashedly confident and strong, some of those differences in the way women and men communicate and feel wouldn't be quite as different afterall.
what do you think? is the shine strong campaign making its desired impact? perhaps the campaign is only reaching half of its potential if women are the only ones who find this thought provoking - how can we get more men to be thoughtful about these issues like those raised by the recent #yesallwomen #notallmen.