There is an Expedia (an American travel company) commercial playing on TV that features a Maiko! Here is a link to the commercial, do you know who she is? The commercial says Tokyo but I’m pretty positive it wasn’t shot there.
She’s maiko Komomo (now a retired geiko) of Miyagawacho! Indeed, it must have been shot in Kyoto. Komomo is also an author of a book named “My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice” which I highly recommend to read! ^_^
What do you all think of the notion of "empowerment?"
Nowadays the word is applied so liberally (usually as a synonym for “confidence”) that it almost loses its meaning. All types of products and advertisements promise “empowerment” to women; if we buy this or use that, we can become “empowered.” To me, the term reeks of commercialism and Choice Feminism (where everything a woman does is “feminist”/”empowering”).
So I’m interested in hearing what empowerment means to you. Also, what makes you feel empowered?
“What does that mean, Griffin? Sometimes you just say a bunch of malarkey in the..in The Adventure Zone commercial text”…Yeah. Maybe. You wanna make something of it? Don’t fight me now, it’s my birthday!