first a huge feminist uprising against sleazy italian pm silvio berslusconi.
then this, from a great organization i just discovered:
Disney Offers Refunds on Baby Einstein Videos (US only)
"The refund offer is a wonderful victory for families and anyone who cares about children. Recent research shows that screen time is not educational for babies. Now parents who purchased Baby Einstein DVDs, mistakenly believing the videos would make their babies smarter, can recoup their money.'
italian political life and US marketing regulations - two spheres not exactly known as bastions of reasonableness. what's next? mass reparations for slavery and colonialism?
nope! this just in:
Disney’s ‘Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure’ to Premiere at United Nations Headquarters, with Tinker Bell to be named ‘Honorary Ambassador of Green’
can you believe this???? note that this is not about any tinker bell, but about disney's tinker bell, along with a WORLD PREMIERE OF THE DISNEY FILM AT UN HEADQUARTERS. this is just so wrong on so very many levels.
fear not - it seems that rampant commercialism, corporate insanity and the inappropriate sexualization of girls and women are alive and well. oh, and disney might not be able to teach your toddler how to read but may very well save the world from environmental catastrophe.