here is why unrealistic depictions of women in the media matter

From Photoshopping already beautiful women into unattainable, literally imaginary perfection to turning women’s bodies into objects, there are good reasons why just ignoring it or turning off the TV and not buying the magazine isn’t enough:

As Jean Kilbourne says here:

Turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.

We see this with racism. We see it with homophobia. We see it with terrorism.

Via Upworthy. Thanks to Althea for the link.

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