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Miss Representation

What do Old Spice, Apple, Geico have in common? There are all ways that Leah found to introduce our gal-pals Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and 16-year-old new-comer Kami Leach. After paying tribute to the amazing ladies of advertising, Bonnie starts off Advertising Month by talking about the eye-opening documentary Miss Representation and what it says about how advertising changes our culture and how we see ourselves.

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Show Notes & Extras:

  • Teens consume 10 hours a week of media on average. (It’s probably way up since 2011)
  • Women and men struggle with eating disorders where media plays a large part.
  • Photoshop is an unachievable standard but you do get this funny fail on occasion.

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  • Cats trailer slight sidebar. You can’t unsee it but it’s here
  • Margaret Cho replaced by Drew Carey?
  • Political Efficacy
  • Women as objects in movies and ads
  • Progress is slow but women in congress has gone from 11% to 19% from 2011-2019.
  • 16% of protagonists are female
  • Rachel Maddow connection!
  • JcPenny Catalog – AKA Katie’s new family
  • Real body struggles
  • Iceland trip with family naked bonding time. An eye-opener in more ways than one!


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