Analysis Of Kilbourne's Advertisements

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After watching Kilbourne’s video clip, I would have to say that I agree with her critique. The advertisements show in television and magazines depict a certain image of how men and women should act within our society. Men are supposed to be more aggressive and strong and muscular while women are supposed to be slim while still having big butts and/or breasts. Take a commercial for Victoria Secret, most of all the women being showcased are slim giving an impression that only slim women can be sexy. Even when certain advertisements present what they consider to be “curvy” women, those women don’t even come close to what is a real world “curvy” or ordinary woman. Because there is always a certain expectation that is displayed in these ads for

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