Sometimes, in the middle of a debt-inducing buying frenzy over cute-yet-empowering notepads, pins, cellphone covers and jewelry, I can’t help but wonder if us women are being supported or patronised?
Do we require these messages to be emblazoned across our chests on t-shirts or dotting the back our iPads while we read on the train to work?
Can products created purely for profit become an authentic proponent of what is the latest avatar of the Women’s Rights movement?
I think, YES! Granted there is a fine line between supporting a movement versus using it as a meal ticket. If a few hard-working folks out there are earning from this awakening,there is no harm in that. Plus, the consumers of these messages are authentic – the demand is authentic – more than a passing fad. These messages demanding a fairer society globally reflects a reality that is here to stay.
Now, where’s my hammer?