Killing Us Softly: Then and Now

For generations, Jean Kilbourne’s documentary film Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women has been transforming consciousness by revealing how the advertising industry promotes impossible beauty norms to make women insecure so they will buy products. To mark the 40th anniversary of the film, feminists across the generations gathered at Smith College to celebrate Kilbourne’s legacy.

October 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

As I was choosing the 23 books for this month’s list, one major theme emerged: triumph. I didn’t intend to pick books that centered this theme so strongly, it just happened. But I am so glad it did because I need this fierce inspiration lately. I hope you find some in these like I did.