Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women

In light of the death of Amanda Todd, who was literally driven to her grave by her own image on the Internet, and the whole Reddit “creepshot” kerfuffle, it’s instructive to look how media imagery of the female body plays into the horrors we face every day. (It doesn’t do men any favors either, as it locks them into the role of the dominant victimizer, instead of an equal partner coexisting in peace and freedom. But how many straight men are raped and killed, or driven to madness, eating disorders, or suicide, as a result of this false image of them in advertising?)

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