shawn colvin

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Is there a female guitarist in your Top 10 Favorites list?

Recently I learned I'm the kind of beta male who gets teary-eyed while watching a feminine-product advertisement. I'm talking about the Like a Girl viral-video ad campaign by Always that investigates why women lose confidence after puberty and how the phrase “like a girl" takes on a negative connotation as we mature. Granted, I can't imagine many boys pass through puberty unscathed, but this video indicates that society's sexual bias places lifelong limitations on girls, while boys are raised with a “you can do anything" mentality. This got me thinking about sexism that hides in plain sight.

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