Warning, this is another post based on a crusade.
We watched a couple of videos in class last night. One of them was the third in a series. I have seen the first two versions in my abnormal psychology class. I am not going to post the preview or youtube clip, but you can watch it here if you want to. Don't go watch it until I have set up the video and given you a warning.
From the Media Education Foundation website:
Jean Kilbourne continues her groundbreaking analysis of advertising's depiction of women in this most recent update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series. In fascinating detail, Kilbourne decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes. Her analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence.
Sections: Does the beauty ideal still tyrannize women? Does advertising still objectify women's bodies? Are the twin themes of liberation and weight control still linked? Is sexuality still presented as women's main concern? Are young girls still sexualized? Are grown women infantilized? Are images of male violence against women still used to sell products?
The video is full of images of ads that do not portray women as wholesome and virtuous, so don't say I didn't warn you. Because this is a family freindly blog, I am not going to post the clip here and you will have to go watch it.
On the flip side, we also watched this video.
So, what are your thoughts? Let's have a discussion.