Jean Kilbourne

Jean Kilbourne

The fact is that much of advertising's power comes from this belief that advertising does not affect us. The most effective kind of propaganda is that which is not recognized as propaganda. Because we think advertising is silly and trivial, we are less on guard, less critical, than we might otherwise be. It's all in fun, it's ridiculous. While we're laughing, sometimes sneering, the commercial does its work.More Jean Kilbourne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Girls get the message from very early on that what's most important is how they look, that their value, their worth depends on that. And boys get the message that this is what's important about girls. We get it from advertising. We get it from films. We get it from television shows, video games, everywhere we look. So no matter what else a woman does, no matter what else her achievements, their value still depends on how they look.More Jean Kilbourne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step towards justifying violence against that person.More Jean Kilbourne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Turning a human being into a thing, an object, is almost always the first step towards justifying violence against that person. It is very difficult, perhaps impossible, to be violent to someone we think of as an equal, someone we have empathy with, but it is very easy to abuse a thingMore Jean Kilbourne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Ideal Consumer is someone who is constantly dissatisfies, constanly needs more and more products in order to feel better.More Jean Kilbourne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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