Since 2013, I've been a contributor to Adweek, where we bring you the best and worst of advertising, marketing and design.
Many of the stories I've covered relate 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 (now defunct) comments section can get on the internet. People feel big feelings about ads. 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 Google Hangouts.
"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."