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Killing Us Softly.

Yesterday I watched two documentaries. The first one I watched was about children preachers and it was questioning their motivations, it was quite good, it's a National Geographic documentary called Pint-Sized Preachers.
The second film I watched was the 2010 “Killing Us Softly 4” by Jean Kilbourne. Killing Us Softly 4 is an update on three previous films she made about the same subject, only in different decades, the advertising’s image of women.
And then, wow. All these small ideas and theories that I had about media and feminism and women’s image, they all connected.
Jean Kilbourne is my new hero. I admire her work just in this film so of course I will look into her work more deeply (once I finish writing this).
Everyone should watch this film!

“Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. Her films, lectures, and television appearances have been seen by mi…