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Killing Us Softly

General Material
Published Date
January, 2010

The newest edition of Jean Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly series shows how the advertising industry reinforces and glamorizes a regressive and debased notion of femininity. Using a wide range of contemporary print and television ads, Kilbourne lays bare a misogynistic fantasy world of undernourished, oversexed, and objectified women, and examines these images against the real-world backdrop of eating disorders, men's violence against women, and the political backlash against feminism.