I have long been grateful to the strong women who speak out about the effects of advertising on women. Jean Kilbourne is one of those women–intelligent, articulate, aware, helping people see the horrible effects of some advertising.
There is a lot of sexist, desensitizing advertising that negatively affects women, and how people see women, leading to sexism, eating disorders and poor body image in girls and women, and adding to violence against women (including rape, porn, and more). Women are often shown as objects, parts of bodies, thin and emaciated, and ideal in a way that no woman can ever be.
I love how Jean Kilbourne analyzes the ads, and helps people see what’s really going on. It can be eye-opening, and make you think. I find it fascinating. I hope you’ll check it out.
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