Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Verizon's #InspireHerMind commercial

Verizon's recent "Inspire Her Mind" commercial showcases how young girls are often dissuaded from pursuing science, technology, and being hands on. The commercial aims to inspire girls - and the parents who encourage them - to "change the world."

The cast of Good Morning America reflected on this ad and the recent movement in feminist TV advertising. 

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How do you react to this commercial and the conversation around it? Is this an effective strategy to motivating girls to change the world and pursue careers in science and technology? How else can we encourage young girls to be themselves and be inspired?

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