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 »
A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.
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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