Jean Kilbourne Objectification Of Women

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Nehreen Ahmed Professor Reese ENGL1301 AL3 2 October 2014 Objectification of Women in Society: An Annotated bibliography Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women. Dir. Sut Jhally. Jean Killbourne. The Media Education Foundation, 2010. DVD. This documentary film exposes a consistent stream of misogynistic images of women which convey underlying messages beyond what the bare eye can see. The documentary challenges the media through critical analyses of advertisements featuring dominant images of thin, flawless women. Furthermore, Jean Kilbourne goes on to claim that the ideal image of female beauty is created through a series of photo shopping and photo retouching and those images of perfection are used as the basis…show more content…
For example, Rollins says that women are perceived as “different and not equal,” implying that respect for women is disregarded as they are more likely to be treated like objects which is why society sympathizes with the male victimizer, instead of the actual female victim. For example, the two offenders in the Steubenville rape case were tried as delinquents so they would not have to serve long sentences in prison which makes the “person who is going to do a life sentence,” the young woman who was violated and not the two assaulters. Many people are afraid to talk about rape or have discussions about it, hence many rapists remain unpunished and the many survivors are left silenced. Rape and sexual violence continues to be unacknowledged in society, but Rollins makes suggestions on how to improve society after he says that the two offenders can be executed tomorrow “but still, there is a problem that needs to be dealt with” and the solution to that problem is through education. Rollins proposes that women’s studies should be added to the school’s curriculum and that people need to learn that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. No man has the right to lay his finger on a woman without her consent and these values should be instilled in every person to ensure a society where both genders are treated

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