The affect the media has on consumers is no hidden secret. “Advertising is an over $200 billion a year industry. We are each exposed to over 3000 ads a day. Yet, remarkably, most of us believe we are not influenced by advertising” (Jean Kilbourne). Think again, because portraying the ideal vision of women in ads worldwide undoubtedly leaves its mark. Do they dehumanize women? Do they justify violence against women? Does the absolute flawlessness displayed in each ad deliver a haunting truth to the everday woman that she will never be thin enough, pretty enough, rich enough? Watch what Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized author and speaker, says about what the media is really telling us.

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