brad-t:

stophatingyourbody:

Hi lovelies! This is a video called ‘Killing Us Softly’ by Jean Kilbourne (part two is right here) about the message that media and advertising sends to us as a society. It talks about the image of perfection that can never be reached, the exploitation and devaluing of women, and the horrible, horrible price that we as individuals pay when we internalize the messages that advertisements send to us.

I cannot stress strongly enough how important videos like this are, how important it is to think critically about the things you’re being told to do, to act like, and to be by the media.

The most important thing to remember is that you and I, as the consumers, are the ones who have to protest this. We need to speak up if we feel it’s wrong. We need to be activists, we need to question and make it known that this is not okay. If we sit back and stay silent, it’s never going to change. And that’s exactly what blogs like Stop Hating Your Body are doing.

I hope this video does for you what it did for me!

Love,

Amber 

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!

Can’t recommend this video strongly enough, particularly for my male followers who want to understand just how we devalue women in our society. Just two years ago I would’ve actually approved of some of these ads. It’s never too late to stop being an asshole.

It’s a well-oiled machine. Brainwash little girls to always feel inadequate about themselves and you can be sure they’ll spend a lot in their lifetime trying to feel better about it, which sustains capitalism.

That said that woman is my hero.

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    BE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
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    Documentary called Killing Us Softly. Based on how the media is a very strong influence on society. Want to know more?...
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    Can’t recommend this video strongly enough, particularly for my male followers who want to understand just how we...
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    #endfattalk #EDEP
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    Please watch this. All of it.
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    just watch the whole fucking video