Jean Kilbourne Killing USftly Analysis

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In Jean Kilbourne’s Killing Us Softly she states that “Ads sell a great deal more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of success and worth...” In my opinion, this could statement could not be more true. It seems as though the media projects images that subconsciously tell women how to live their lives “prosperously.” In advertisements, the ultimate success in life is based solely on looks, and as Kilbourne indicates, the most desirable look for women is reached through being very thin, white, with large breasts and the perfect skin. Most importantly, with the achievement of this “ideal look,” comes the promise of success in terms of happiness, romance, and self-control. I believe that these advertisements and objectification

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