In this film, Margaret Lazarus demonstrates the role of advertising plays as propaganda against women. To that point, we learn of the predominate belittling of women, unwarrently sexualizing them, and even stooping to depictions of violence and murder of women for the sake of commerce. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
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I've been doing research and lecturing on the image of women in advertising since the late 1960s. In 1979 a filmed version of my lecture was made entitled Killing Us Softly. These images are still killing us softly, and by "us" I mean all of us: women, men and children. I think we know by now the image of women is primarily negative. However, just about everyone has the illusion of being personally exempt from the influence of advertising. So wherever I go what I hear more than ...