Powerful video of effect of advertising on women: Killing Us Softly 4

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.

If you found that interesting, you might also want to check out another Killing Us Softly video:

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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