Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Advertising Vs. Women

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I recently saw Jennifer Pharr Davis speak on ETSU’s campus about her record setting hike on the Appalachian Trail. One thing she said really stuck with me and tied in extremely well to our discussion about women in advertising this week. She said when she finished her 46-day hike, what she missed most was how beautiful she felt on the trail. She went those 46 days with no mirror and no advertisements to tell her how she should look. If she could make someone smile, she felt the most beautiful. I think that says a lot about how extreme women have to go to get away from advertisements that make them feel insecure-even ugly. Will there ever be a change?


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