The values that have been labeled “feminine” – love, compassion, cooperation, patience – are very badly needed in giving birth to and nurturing a new era of greater peace and justice in human society. It would be unfortunate if they were forsaken by women because they seem dysfunctional to competition in a “masculine” world. Now, more than ever, these are the values that need to be asserted by men and women in creating a new world order. -Patricia Mische
Anything She Can Do I Can Do Better: The Truth About Female Competition. Oakes-Ash, Rachael. Sydney: Random House Australia, 2003.
Backlash. Faludi, Susan. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1991.
Commercializing Women: Images of Asian Women in the Media. Frith, Katherine T. and Karan, Kavita (eds.). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2008.
The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls. Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. New York: Random House, 1997.
Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel. Kilbourne, Jean. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. (Originally published by the Free Press in 1999 as Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising.)
The Colonizer and the Colonized. Memmi, Albert. Boston: Beacon Press, 1965.
Commercial Closet. (Focused on representations of gays and lesbians in advertising.)
Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex and Power in Music Video (A film by Sut Jhally available from the Media Education Foundation.)
Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work is Done. Douglas, Susan. J. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.
Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is. Garner, Abigail. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. Levy, Ariel. New York, Free Press, 2005.
Gender Advertisements. Goffman, Erving. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. Kimmel, Michael. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
In Her Image: Producing Womanhood in America (A multi-media program/curriculum by Julia Barry about the influence of female imagery in American society.)
I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame. Brown, Brené. New York: Gotham Books, 2007.
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture, available from the Media Education Foundation.)
Laboring Under an Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. the Real Thing (A film by Vicki Elson)
Latin Looks: Images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Media. Rodriguez, Clara. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.
Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities. Atkins, Dawn. New York: Haworth Press, 1998.
Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age. Sweeney, Kathleen. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2008.
The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help. Katz, Jackson. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2006.
Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Second Edition). Lind, Rebecca Ann (ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2009. (Includes a chapter by Jean Kilbourne.)
Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images. Galang, M. Evalina (ed.). Coffee House Press, 2003.
SPARK (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge). A coalition of local and national partner organizations committed to working together to challenge the sexualization of girls.
Still Sexy After All These Years? The 9 Unspoken Truths About Women’s Desire Beyond 50. Kliger, Leah and Nedelman, Deborah. New York: Perigree/Penguin, 2006.
Toward a New Psychology of Women. Miller, Jean Baker. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986.
Transforming a Rape Culture. Buchwald, Emilie, Fletcher, Pamela and Roth, Martha (eds.). Minneapolis: Milkwood Editions, 1993.
Voices of Men (A one-man play by Ben Atherton-Zeman.)
Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media. Douglas, Susan. New York: Random House, Inc., 1994.
WIMN (Women in Media and News). (A media analysis, training and advocacy organization. Offers female sources to reporters, speakers on women in the media, and a listserve on media analysis and reform).
Women in Communication: A Biographical Sourcebook. Signorielli, Nancy (ed.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. (Includes a chapter on Jean Kilbourne.)