Questions to Consider: * What is this ad selling? * What does it mean to not be a pushover? * What does “proactive” mean? * How does this ad make you feel? What We Think: Proactiv’s new campaign has a series of ads with different female celebrities and captions like “I’m no pushover. I’m… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: The Runaways Prove that Girls Rock Hard.
The Runaways, trailer, 2010 Questions to Consider: * What kinds of challenges do you think The Runaways faced in the 1970s? * Is the music industry more accepting of women today, or are women still expected to act a certain way? * What was unique about the band The Runaways? What We Think: In the… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: Inner Beauty Is Priceless.
Questions to Consider: * What defines beauty in America? * Does exposing your body make you more or less beautiful? * What do you notice that different cultures value in terms of beauty? What We Think: The media loves to pick on Jessica Simpson, but there’s much more to the singer than her sometimes-goofy… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: Slaying a Jabberwocky and Other Girly Feats.
Questions to Consider: * What are some of Alice’s personality traits in this movie? * Did Alice need to be brave to be truly herself? Why? * Did it seem important that Alice was pretty or wore makeup in this movie? What We Think: Disney isn’t exactly known for its portrayals of girls that go… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: Glamour goes above and beyond.
Questions to Consider: * How do women’s magazines typically make you feel? * In what ways does the article from Glamour differ from images in other magazines? * What kind of products do women’s magazines try to sell you? * What do you notice about the different messages of magazine articles and magazine advertising? What… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: Kotex Tells It Like It Is.
“U by Kotex: So Obnoxious” TV commercial “U by Kotex: Reality Check” TV commercial Questions to Consider: * Is Kotex’s commentary about other tampon commercials accurate? * In what ways does this commercial raise awareness about how manipulative commercials can be? (And is this commercial an exception?) * How does Kotex want you to feel… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: “America the Beautiful” exposes some ugly truths.
Produced by: Sensory Overload Productions DVD available in Fall 2009. See the film’s web site for more details. Questions to Consider: * Is America obsessed with beauty? * Do the beauty and fashion industries need to promote the thin body ideal to be successful? * What are some mixed messages that girls get about their… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: Title Nine asks, “Where are you your own best self?”
Questions to Consider: * What are these images selling? * Who is the target audience? * How does Title Nine want us to feel about these women? About ourselves? What We Think: There really aren’t enough catalogs that feature strong, active, happy women. Not only does Title Nine feature positive images of active women, the… Continue Reading →
Gallery of Winners: Fruit of the Loom Reminds Us that We’re Flawless.
Questions to Consider: * Who are the women in this ad? * What is the message the commercial conveys? * How would you feel if this commercial came on after a Victoria’s Secret commercial? (How about before?) * What emotion does the advertiser want you to feel? What We Think: This ad is really… Continue Reading →