I'm a frequent contributor to Adweek's daily blog, where we bring you the best and worst of advertising, marketing and design.
I cover a lot of stories relating to advertising that empowers women and also advertising that perpetuates stereotypes.
Adweek's interesting, because it's the first time I really personally discovered how wild the comments section can get on the internet. (I mean, let's not even discuss CNN; that comment section is a cesspool.) People feel big feelings about ads, in general. Add to that commentary on, say, girls and women (the Aerie, Pantene, and Always campaigns, for example) and buckle up and wear a flame retardant suit, because things are about to get fiery.
I have a running collection of favorite comments on Adweek. Here's one, from an ad Pantene ran pointing out the disparities of labels in the workplace. For example, someone might call a man persuasive, but in the same breath, call a woman pushy. 335 comments, but this one had me laughing out loud and pinging my editor on gChat:
"Dying at all the butthurt men in these comments - 'women do this to each other far more often!' 'men get called these things too!' 'this is sexist!' You're morons and missing the point, bye."