Depending on whether we are optimists or pessimists, this will seem like progress, or the opposite. lain:
http://www.bilerico.com/2014/12/tyl...rman_rockwell_paintin.php#5kt7pxoDdGwwT64O.99Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" is a classic painting of an American family sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Tylenol has given the painting a new twist, however, by using its setting to profile several diverse families, including one with two moms.
Published in 1943, the original painting was one of four inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech. The family looks like it came right out of Leave It to Beaver -- White and well off, with a grandfather and grandmother presiding at the head of the table.
In its new "For What Matters Most" campaign, Tylenol views the scene through a more diverse lens. They've created a series of videos to answer the question: "What would a Norman Rockwell holiday look like today?" We are introduced to a Jewish blended family that includes two moms; a Japanese and Chinese American family; and an African American family. In each, the family shares its traditions and talks about what matters to them.
The Beser Carr Schneider Musich family includes two moms and one mom's ex-husband (the father of two of the children), as well as a fourth parent who isn't explained. I love the father's comment that "We don't talk about 'halfs' and 'steps.' We talk about family, and siblings, and parents, and willingness to remain included."