As the New York Times notes in this piece today, the 2018 version of International Women’s Day has a special dimension to it.
International Women’s Day 2018: Beyond #MeToo, With Pride, Protests and Pressure
ROME — In the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up, International Women’s Day arrived on Thursday with a sense of urgency and determination.
For many women, there was a keen awareness that there had been a major shift in the firmament when it came to gender parity, the treatment of women in the workplace and sexual dynamics.
But others — scratching out lives in developing countries in Africa, toiling away at jobs with little pay in Latin America or scrambling to raise children without help in the Middle East — most likely had little time left over to reflect on the one day of the year designated to celebrate “the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” as the website says.
And then . . . there’s the advertising . . . in the Times.
Start with this ad from Gucci’s Chime for Change.
Special gift with purchase for Gucci: Olympic skater Adam Rippon is wearing a sweater with “Gucci” written all over it in this front-page Style section profile.
Next up: Lululemon.
Final graf:Funny thing, “enough already” is what market watcher Seeking Alpha is also saying about Lululemon’s stock.
From there the Times drops in a couple of house ads, the first of which features senior video journalist Mona El-Naggar.
Following that comes another in the paper’s The Truth Has a Voice series.
That ad promotes the Times’s new Overlooked collection of slowbituaries, which debuts today.
Whew. At this point we could all use a drink, right?
But wait – don’t walk off yet. There’s yet another ad, this one from Hiscox Insurance in the Business section. Here’s the kicker:
Let’s just leave it at that, shall we?