This documentary provided valuable insight into the distorted view that the media and advertising gives us about women. The creator of this documentary asserts that advertising has skewed the role of women in society and makes them out to be weak, subordinate objects under the authority of men. The point that she made about the female role taking up as little space as possible and looking mild and quiet except for when the other people in the ads were of minority races was very interesting, but it is hard to take her word for this. There are so many advertisements in the world that we see every day, so it is easy to find pictures that support this viewpoint. I would be interested to hear the statistics on how often women are taking up these subordinate roles except when in the presence of minority race individuals in the advertisements. I believe that, for the most part, her arguments were very effective in conveying her points. The use of several shocking visuals gave credibility to her arguments and allowed the reader to see what she is describing in real life examples.
Killing Us Softly Response
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