Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of ... See full summary »
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »
HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women everywhere.
This is short documentary, only 45 minutes. It consists of Jean Kilbourne delivering a lecture with slides.
She has done this many times. She is organised and clear. Every point she makes she emphasises with real world examples of ads from magazines. With those example, there is no way anyone could contradict her.
She is not shrill. She is not detached. She just just exudes common sense.
I have not paid much attention to magazine ads for about 30 years. I was shocked how blatantly pornographic and violent they have become.
Companies make money by making people feel bad about themselves. The catch is, this is driving some young women to suicide.
The movie also discussed how pornography sometimes really screws up young males, to the point they can't have sex with real humans.
It also shows how makeup and photoshopping create models completely unlike the original models. Cindy Crawford says she wishes she actually looked like the photo covers of her.
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