I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, and I’m kind of glad. I just read through the real-time impressions of the Super Bowl ads by About-face (don’t worry: they embed the videos so I can decide for myself instead of just reading someone else’s commentary!) and was once again majorly disappointed
You could argue that I’m not their target audience (since I didn’t re-arrange my schedule to watch the game), but I think that misses the point. The commercials themselves both reflect & contribute to a culture that devalues women and promotes an unattainable (& perhaps just as degrading) masculinity based on fear/domination of the Other.
For more commentary about body image, the media, and feminism, please see:
It’s loaded with resources for women & girls and all the people who love them. I used their book list and their resources on challenging media messages for a sleepover about body image with my youth last summer. And although I didn’t share this with my youth, the About-Face Gallery of Offenders features titillating advertisements and insightful commentary about WHY they’re unhealthy for men and women.
What are your favorite blogs about body image or the media?