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Looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture.
Explores the manner in which women are portrayed in advertising that focuses on thinness. Discusses the impact these portrayals have on the self images of women and girls and their relationship to life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
In an update of her Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes another look at how advertising affects ideals of femininity. The film uses a range of new print and television advertisements to examine gender stereotypes -- images and messages that often reinforce unrealistic perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.
During the spring of 2000, eleven girls aged 8 to 16 from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and two classrooms of middle and high school students were interviewed about their views on media culture and its impact on their lives.
The AAPB is an online repository for historical broadcasts produced by public media outlets in the U.S. Programs are freely available for streaming, and cover a range of topics such as education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, dance, poetry and religion. "The Woman Series" (WNED-TV Buffalo, NY) from 1972-1977 features 197 episodes of a half-hour public affairs talk show covering issues of interest to women.
The Feminist Radio Network was part of student-run station WGES at Georgetown University in the mid-1970s, and featured programming by and for women. Part of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) Program Archive.
The NFCB is a national grass-roots, non-profit organization whose mission includes facilitating the production of innovative programming from diverse sources, and promoting the participation of minorities and women at all levels of public broadcasting. The audio recordings in this collection include programs on social and cultural issues in the U.S. and speeches from feminist and African-American activists. See also "Archival Collections" and "Current Organizations".