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The Images of Women Making Society More Dangerous

Sydney Morning Herald, March 27, 2018

By Jane Gilmore

women looking at a smart phoneA recent study conducted by psychologists at Melbourne University and Sydney University in Australia found that men are more likely to become aggressive towards women who reject their advances when the women are sexually objectified. This experiment tested the results of the objectification of individual women, but women are also objectified on a broader, pervasive level in the media. According to Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., “Advertising is an over 100 billion dollar a year industry and affects all of us throughout our lives. We are each exposed to over 2000 ads a day, constituting perhaps the most powerful educational force in society.”

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