“Killing Us Softly?” Ads and their influence.

For the remainder of the week, spend time observing the presence of advertisements in your life. Sure, you’ll see them on TV, but don’t overlook your own closet, or the hallways in school. After thinking about this, view the video linked below. Do you feel, as Jean Kilbourne does in this presentation, that ads are subliminally informing our values and our ideas of normalcy?

React to this and to anything else you find interesting in the video. Feel free to connect with our classroom discussions of gender representation in advertisements. And of course, comment on a classmates’ post in addition to sharing your ideas.

Killing Us Softly – Jean Kilbourne

This post is due Sunday, January 13th at 3pm.

 

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