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One of the films that struck me the most was Killing Us Softly the documentary on how advertising and the whole media in general can basically run this entire world Sounds a bit drastic but I really believe that this statement is true because of the many horrible incidents that happen throughout the world today The documentary effectively demonstrated how easy it is for advertising to send across many different hidden meanings that can cause tremendous effects like bulimia rapes murders disrespect towards women and vise versa and several other things like making a weak minded person go crazy For example if for decades all the media has been showing is women who barely weigh 110 lbs dont you think every girl who weighs over 130 lbs is going to try to do the impossible to try to fit into what society thinks is the norm only because the media has planted it into our subconscious minds without us even noticing it Another example that is extremely disturbing to even hear about is the J B Ramsey case Obviously the person who committed this crime was a Bergen Pines basket case but I think that if the media wasnt so big on showing 6 yr olds as beautiful models dressed up to look provocative these pedophiles wouldnt get much of a chance to view such pageants The more exposure we get of something the more acceptable it becomes in our society whether its wrong or right Personally Ive realized that the media brought about even my style of dressing If you see a commercial on TV or in a magazine for a shirt you thought looked good wouldnt you buy it I know I would I guess thats my problem Killing Us Softly relates to several other works studied in the course For example in The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter the media basically controlled every American society by turning
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