I love the writers at Jezebel.com. Part of the gawker/defamer empire, this Lady-Biznezz focused site is a funny and interesting watchdog, calling out all the hateful woman hating snark (often on their sister – or brother – sites) that seems to be over 500 percent of the web. At the same time, they got bite of their own. But they’re never mean.
Anyway I saw this morning they linked to a Dove ad thing that for some reason (they pretty much cover the reasons, so I don’t need to go into it too much here) is weirdly compelling. I have the same mixed feelings about the Dove campaign as everyone else (again, they go into it) but this is just a few minutes where a commercially funded, ideologically tricky campaign yielded something that feels like a little spark of connective humanity. Especially after yesterday, where I spent the better part of wakingness watching the news from Gaza and sinking into the despair that will tend to cause.
HERE it is. Well done director Pinny Grylls (awesome name.)
Still can’t really talk, but at least able to kind of squeak out consonants. Went out this morning, bought the paper, and squeaked to the nice lady at my coffee place that I wanted a hot chocolate.
“What?” she says.
“Aw, you poor thing.”