Monday, December 9, 2013

Sexism in Media, Still

Every semester I show Jean Kilbourne's  film series on the depiction of women in advertising, Killing Us Softly. Kilbourne has been making these documentaries for 40 years. Above we have, "How Media Failed Women in 2013." It still appears to be smart, clever, appropriate and sadly, normal, for people to bash women as fat, old and stupid. I can still hear Rex Harrison lamenting, "Why Can't a Woman be More Like a Man?"

After watching the video, check out Carol Hay's, "A Feminist Kant" in the New York Times.

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