Did you know?
Teenagers spend nearly 11 hours per day engulfed in media (internet, television, magazines, movies, etc.)
People learn more from media than from any other source of information nowadays.
Media is tailored to prey on your insecurities and make you feel as though you need to think, look, and act a certain way in order to be ‘accepted’.
“Girls get the message from very early on is that what’s most important is how they look. That their value, their worth, depends on that. And boys get the message that this is what’s important about girls. We get it from advertising, we get it from films, we get it from television shows…so no matter what else a woman does, no matter what her achievements, their value still depends on how they look.”
“The fact that media are so limiting and so derogatory towards the most powerful women in the country, then what does it say about media’s ability to take ANY woman seriously?”
Unplug yourself from the media. Learn to think independently. FIGHT BACK.
PLEASE take 8 minutes and watch this video. Reblog. Spread the word.
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
Amazing video. I’m so glad someone posted this. Every woman needs to watch this. I’ve seen Killing Us Softly by Jean Killbourne. I recommend it to any woman who is interested in the media and the portrayal of women in entertainment. Amazing and inspiring.