The Mother ‘Hood – a Commercial About Judgment That Applies Everywhere

I love keeping track of videos I enjoy, so I can share them with others. This is nothing new, but every now and then you see a commercial and you realize that while it has a direct message and meaning, it also has implications outside of that and perhaps across many areas. Similac’s Mother ‘Hood is that kind of video.

The Mother 'Hood - a Commercial About Judgment That Applies Everywhere

Over the last month I have seen heated – occasionally hostile – discussions about #DeflateGate, Mac vs. PC, XBOX vs. Playstation, iOS vs. Android vs. Windows Phone, Vax vs. NoVax, Beck vs. Beyoncé, and on and on and on. Especially online it is easy for these things to get out of hand, and the sort of absolutism that is never productive.

Yet ultimately what leads to all of the shouting and personal attacks on Facebook and web forums (and so on) is the exact same passion that attracts us to things in the first place. We love mobile technology, so we have strong opinions about what works and what doesn’t. Same for pretty much everything … and we occasionally need to remember that we all SHARE that passion and enthusiasm – and should be working to encourage and better things for all of us rather than putting each other down.

Oh – and that picture above, from the Mother ‘Hood video, promotes a site that supports appreciation of Dads. I loved the commercial up until the tagline was entirely female-centric; as a dad who has always worked hard to be there with and for my boys, I appreciate what they are saying, and I found the larger message of the ad important.

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About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!