Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women
Media Education Foundation


Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. A radical and original idea at the time, this approach is now mainstream and an integral part of most prevention programs. Named by New York Times Magazine as one of the most popular speakers on college campuses, Kilbourne's lectures, films, and television appearances have been seen by millions of people around the world. She is also the author of the award-winning book Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and co-author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids.

More information at jeankilbourne.com.

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