On Friday afternoon, mother Lindsay Jaynes of Newport Beach, CA (a “child of God, wife & mama, music obsessed, tech geek, nature gal, digital + film photography student, food lover, fan of all things vintage” according to her Twitter profile) tweeted a simple question to Delta Airlines Assist.
After Dylan Farrow’s op-ed ran in The New York Times last week where she accused Woody Allen of sexually assaulting her when she was 7, many writers came to Allen’s defense (like Robert Weide in The Daily Beast), while others (like Babble’s own Monica Bielanko) announced a boycott of his movies.
February is Black History Month and while many schools assign essays, watch documentaries, or partake in various activities to honor African Americans, one Concord, California school opted to pay tribute in a totally tasteless and misguided way.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has an avid fan base which includes — to name a few — my 8-year-old daughter, a large percentage of her 2nd grade class, horse-happy pre-schoolers and, in case you didn’t know, a strong contingent of males.
Remember last year when a simple commercial for a popular circle-shaped breakfast cereal turned into a headline news story? I’m talking about the infamous Cheerios ad that featured an adorable multiracial family and incited a flurry of racist comments, anger, and controversy.
I get it, I really do. Sex sells. Companies will always use scantily-clad vixens to market goods and services, but shouldn’t they be relegated to beer and car commercials aimed at grown men and/or women? They should not be on the cover of, say, a Powerpuff Girls comic book (like the one to right).