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7231SLIM HOPES: ADVERTISING AND THE OBSESSION WITH THINNESSSLIM HOPES: ADVERTISING AND THE OBSESSION WITH THINNESS1995color31 minvhs Jean Kilbourne (Killing Us Softly, Still Killing Us Softly) examines how advertising has "warped" the way women think about their own bodies. Using examples of over 120 ads from Magazines and TV, Ms. Kilbourne offers a new way to think about demoralizing and life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Among the topics discussed: impossible beauty, the waif look, constructed bodies, food and sex, food and control, the weight loss industry, freeing imaginations.