Killing us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women

Women and the media

I watched this video, put out by Jean Kilbourne, in my gender studies class, but I think it’s very important that the issue of how advertisers are portraying women  is addressed outside of academia because these images are directly shape all of our ideals when it comes to “beauty,” “sex,” “femininity,” and “normalcy.” No wonder so many women and girls struggle with self-esteem and eating disorders when they’re told the goal is perfection.

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