“Killing Us Softly 4” documentary

-What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of womens bodies has on the
culture?
-Jean Kilbourne states turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step
toward justifying violence against that person. What do you think she means by this? Do
you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not?
-Some people would argue that depicting a womans body as an object is a form of art.
What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning.
-Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are?
-Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different and more
serious for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women
than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture
differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the
context of the culture?

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