September 25, 2012: It’s all in the look.
May 17, 2012: Where did all the real women go?
November 27, 2011: Students Hawk Goods on Campus as Officials Weigh Their Response (subscription required)
August 9, 2011: The Sex Talk You Don’t Crave
August 7, 2011: It’s Time to Reshape Our Beauty Standards
April 25, 2011: It’s Time for the Global Village to Stand Up for Our Children
April 11, 2011: Parents decry marketers who push sexuality on little girls
February 16, 2011: Media’s Ill Effects by Darla Carter, Courier-Journal
February 2011: 5 Questions for Jean Kilbourne by Claudia Kilbourne Lux, SheWrites
January 2011: Miss Representation at Sundance Film Festival
Jean Kilbourne is proud to have participated in Miss Representation, a new social-issue film premiering in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival this week. Miss Representation explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America and challenges media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women. In the last decade of reality TV and the 24-hour infotainment, the media has led a cultural backlash against women–educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to attain leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Join Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom and inspiring youth and influential thought leaders, including Condoleezza Rice, Cory Booker, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Lisa Ling, Rosario Dawson, Paul Haggis, Jean Kilbourne, Rachel Maddow, and Jane Fonda, in an unprecedented conversation on gender, media and power. To view the trailer, visit www.missrepresentation.org.