This list is by no means comprehensive. Many of the organizations listed have their own resource lists and other materials. I am only listing books that might not be obvious choices and that have been of particular importance to me. It is easy to find books on the various topics below these days and there are too many to include here.
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APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls Report, American Psychological Association, 2007.
Culture Reframed (https://www.culturereframed.org/parents-program-on-porn-hypersexualized-media/)
Kids in the House (A website featuring parenting experts, including Jean Kilbourne.)
New Moon Girls: An online community and magazine for girls and their dreams. (For and mostly by girls ages 8 to 12.)
Shaping Youth (Mission is to shift negative influences of pop culture to a healthier world view for kids)
So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. Levin, Diane E. and Kilbourne, Jean. New York: Random House, 2009.
Advertising and the End of the World. (A film by Sut Jhally.)
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 FreePress in 1999 as Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising.)
Corporate Accountability International. (Protecting people around the world from irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions.)
Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco. (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture).
Feminist Perspectives on Advertising. Golombisky,Kim, ed. New York: Lexington Books, 2019. Foreword by Jean Kilbourne.
Katie Martell (https://www.katie-martell.com)
The 3% Movement (https://www.3percentmovement.com)
Ways of Seeing. Berger, John. New York: Viking Press, 1973.
AnyBody (Giving women a voice to challenge images of women.)
Beauty Redefined (https://www.morethanabody.org)
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture.)
Miss Representation (film)
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture.)
True Body Project (A journal and film created by teenage girls.)
NEDA - National Eating Disorders Association (A comprehensive list of resources is available on the website.)
Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel. Kilbourne, Jean. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
The Colonizer and the Colonized. Memmi, Albert. Boston: Beacon Press, 1965.
Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work is Done. Douglas, Susan. J. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture)
National Women’s Hall of Fame (https://www.womenofthehall.org)
Privilege Through the Looking Glass. Patricia Leavy. Boston: Sense Publishers, 2017. (Includes a chapter by Jean Kilbourne)
Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Fourth Edition). Lind, Rebecca Ann (ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2019. (Includes a chapter by Jean Kilbourne.)
Representation Project (https://therepproject.org)
Tough Guise: Media Images and the Crisis in Masculinity. (A film by Jackson Katz)
Veteran Feminists of America (https://www.veteranfeministsofamerica.org)
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’s Foundation (https://twfhk.org/blog/gender-stereotyping-advertising)
Send e-mails to the President (email@example.com) and your Congressional representatives (www.senate.gov andwww.house.gov). Get your representatives’ voting records from the Center for National Independence in Politics (www.votesmart.org).
Emily’s List (A political network for electing women.)
ColorLines: Race Culture Action (Magazine on race, culture, and organizing.)
Refdesk.com (For facts of all kinds.)
the f word (Monthly feminist publication from the UK.)
Herizons (Canadian magazine with international and feminist views.)
Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) (An organization for female journalists.)
New Moon Girls: An online community and magazine for girls and their dreams (For and mostly by girls ages 8 to 12.)
SheSource (An online resource of expert women ready to enrich the public debate.)
Media Education Foundation ( (Films and videos on the media and social issues)
Free Press (Works to involve the public in media policy making and to craft policies for more democratic media.)
Media Owners (Who owns the American media.)
Ask the Mediatrician (Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health.)
Center for Media Literacy (Current resources as well as an extensive archive.)
Consortium for Media Literacy (Addresses the role of global media through the advocacy, research and design of media literacy education for youth, educators and parents)
Media Girls (https://mediagirls.org)
Project Look Sharp (Provides materials, training and support for teachers and evaluates media literacy programs. Free classroom-ready media literacy curriculum kits for social studies and other subjects.)
The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. Hobbs, Renee and Mihailidis, Paul, eds. Hoboken NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
MADRE (International Women’s Human Rights organization.)
Violence Policy Center (Provides policy analysis on gun violence.)
Alcohol Justice (“Talk Back” service generates letters to alcohol advertisers.)
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud (http://www.justiceontobaccofraud.ca)
EducateUS: Siecus in Action (https://educateusaction.org) (A movement to transform U.S. sex education)
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) (Original research on public health problems and solutions.)
Prevention Institute (Primary prevention of gender-related violence.)
Prevention Research Institute (Prime for Life, training programs for parents, teachers, addiction professionals, and students.)
Responsible Purchasing Network (Dedicated to improving human health and the environment through best practices, superior products and networking.)
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol. (A film about drinking on college campuses by Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne.)
Trinkets & Trash Services (An archive of tobacco products and tobacco industry marketing materials.)
A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps Covington, Stephanie. (Book and workbook available along with many other resources.)
She’s in Recovery (An online community for women in recovery.)
Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America. White, William L. Bloomington, IL: Chestnut Health Systems, 1998.
Overeaters Anymous https://oa.org/