To be perfectly honest, I don't usually follow football. However, this year was special for me as the Super Bowl was between Seattle and New England! It was crushing, to say the least, that the Seahawks lost. Now that I have an almost 3 year old daughter, my awareness of how unfair gender stereotypes are and how much more blatant the sexualization of girls has become, I was most curious to watch the Super Bowl commercials. I would be lying if I didn't admit the Always "Like a Girl" commercial had tears streaming down my cheeks. It was certainly powerful and a wonderful conversation starter. (Sad, of course, that the following commercial was more typically how women are portrayed in the media)
The Adventures of Piratess Tilly is my contribution to helping break how blatant gender stereotypes have gotten and to promote a strong, intelligent, curious, compassionate, loyal female lead ~ a true captain ~ a Piratess! I hope you enjoy the following haiku.