I had a mixed reaction to this ad--not that it much matters. I generally have a visceral disdain for celebrities in these sorts of spots. I'm also always worried when I see a community being characterized by a series of negative stats, no matter the intent. But that's my issue as a black person. All of that aside, I was glad to see Antonio Cromartie in here. I was also glad to see the ad connect the behavior of children with the society at large. I don't know what to make of Cindy McCain.
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of this month's Atlantic cover story, sit down with Hanna Rosin to discuss the power of confidence and how self doubt holds women back.