“Do we really want to stand by the idea that its fine for female characters to be one-dimensional, narrowly-stereotyped, hyper-sexualized or simply not there?”
Realistic depictions of women and girls make good business sense.
It’s time that we live in a world where people are judged by their worth, not their gender. It’s that belief that fuels my work.
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.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering film, “Killing Us Softly,” which examined how images of women in ads influenced how society views women. At a recent event at Smith College, she explored the impact of her work, and the fights that remain in ending media sexism.
“I was reading all this stuff about feminism every day and trying to think about these large questions and I thought, what’s a comedic take on it?”
“Imaging Women in the Space Age,” now on view at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, showcases the remarkable achievements of female astronauts and scientists—and also highlights how the idea of women in space has long fascinated filmmakers, television writers, advertisers and fashion designers.
Female library music composers are traditionally among the most underrepresented among media composers. Mpath, LLC, a music production company based in Los Angeles, is part of a growing movement to change all that.
During summer vacation, STEM still matters. How can we keep young girls and women interested in technology and the most lucrative jobs that will define our future?
Bollywood cinema has come a long way from misogynist, one-dimensional, racialized portrayals of women and feminism—but we have a long way to go towards forging a better understanding of what it means to be feminist in Indian cinema.