Killing Us Softly. . . .

A short head’s up this morning about something new that’s a revision of something worth watching. Advertising critic Jean Kilbourne continues her four-decade look at the role advertising plays in shaping us, particularly our concept of women. The fourth edition of Kilbourne’s DVD, “Killing Us Softly” is out and worth a look. You can watch the trailer below. You can view a full low-res version of the entire presentation at the Killing Us Softly 4 website.

And while we’re at it, you might want to set the DVR for the premiere episode of TBS’s highly publicized new series about college life, “Glory Daze.” The comedy about campus life in the mid-80s looks to offer kids a peek into what so many kids – sadly – think that college life should be like. The show just might offer some good talking points for those of us who want to prepare our kids to experience college to the glory of God.

4 thoughts on “Killing Us Softly. . . .

  1. Thanks for posting the link to the “Killing us softly” resource. Wow! Kilbourne makes a great case for our need to be aware and actively fighting the objectification of women. Thanks are due, too, to CPYU and to you, Walt, for helping us process all the images that constantly bombard us. You help us make sense of it all!

  2. This article talks about part of Jean Kilbourne’s message that girls are being pressured younger and younger to be “hot” and “sexy.”

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