Love Your Body

Warning: Advertising Can Be Hazardous to your Health!

The NOW Foundation's Redefining Liberation video tackles the issue of how advertising effects women's body image, health and self esteem. The video analyzes the tactics of the tobacco, fashion, and alcohol industries and the resulting impact on women's health. Guest appearances include former NOW President Patricia Ireland, author Gloria Steinem, renowned lecturer Jean Kilbourne, community leader Leah Aldridge, and others, including former top models, community activists, and young feminists. (30 minutes).

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Tobacco, alcohol and  fashion advertising arenot only a health problem but also a political problem for women, because these industries contribute to  stereotyping of women and discrimination  against us.
-Patricia Ireland
A primary reason that women and girls smoke and are afraid to quit is their terror of gaining  weight -- the tobaccoindustry plays on this  in ad after ad.
 -Jean Kilbourne 
Creating the idea that independence was attached somehow to smoking or that it was a sign of rebellion to endanger your health  has been the main  purpose of cigarette advertising.
-Gloria Steinem
 
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