Adolescents, Children, & Parents

American Academy of Pediatrics: Committee on Communications
APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls Report, American Psychological Association, 2007.
Ask the Mediatrician (Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health)
Body Image Survival Guide for Parents. Warhaft-Nadler, Marci. Lemont, PA: Eifrig Publishing, 2012.
Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear. Goldman, Carrie. New York: HarperCollins, 2012.
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC)
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Centre for Child Honouring
Center on Alcohol Marketing to Youth
Center on Media and Child Health
Children Online
Cinderella Ate My Daughter. Orenstein, Peggy. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
Common Sense Media
Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising. Linn, Susan. New York: Anchor Books, 2005.
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (A film from the Media Education Foundation.) Dads and Daughters. Kelly, Joe. New York: Harmony, 2003.
Daughters: For Parents of Girls (A bimonthly newsletter and online forum)
Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun: Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood. Hughes, K. Wind and Wolf, Linda (eds.). Stony Creek, CT: New Society Publishers, 1997. (Includes an interview with Jean Kilbourne)
Elements for Girls: A Fun & Engaging Self-Discovery Project. Young, Mary Ellen and McDonnell, Sandra. Downers Grove, IL: Authentic ME, 2013.
Girls, Inc.
Go! Go! Sports Girls (A series of books and a doll.)
Guardian Princess Alliance
Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Her Next Chapter: How Mother-Daughter Book Clubs Can Help Girls Navigate Malicious Media, Risky Relationships, Girl Gossip, and So Much More. Day, Lori. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2014.
If the Buddha Had Kids: Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World. Kasl, Charlotte. New York: Penguin Books, 2012.
In this Together Media
Kids in the House (A website featuring parenting experts, including Jean Kilbourne.)
Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades. Anthony, Michelle and Lindert, Reyna. New York
The Modern Dad’s Handbook. Badalament, J. Cole Valley Mill, 2007.
New Moon Girls: An online community and magazine for girls and their dreams. (For and mostly by girls ages 8 to 12.)
Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes. Brown, Lyn, Mikel, Lamb, Sharon, and Tappan, Mark. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Parent Corps
Parents for Ethical Marketing
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood. Wardy, Melissa Atkins. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2014.
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Pipher, Mary. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004.
Rudd ‘Roots Parents (Rudd Center research used to support grassroots efforts of parent advocates.)
A Seat at the Table (Six students at Miss Hall’s School interview successful women leaders from a range of disciplines. Jean Kilbourne is one of them.)
Scarleteen (Sex Education for the Real World)
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.
SPARK (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge). A coalition of local and national partner organizations committed to working together to challenge the sexualization of girls.
SUREFIRE (A conference event for high school girls.)
Teach Your Children Well. Madeline Levine. New York: Harper Collins, 2012.
The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Steiner-Adair, Catherine. New York: Harper, 2013.
Teen Health & The Media
Teen Talking Circle Project
Teen Voices
The Smart Girls Group
Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture Available for free from the Center for a New American Dream
True Child
The Ultimate Tween Survival Guide to Eating Disorders: Understanding Them, Preventing Them, and Helping a Loved One. Zeckhausen, Dina. Alpharetta, GA: BookLogix, 2012.

Advertising and Corporate Power

Write to the advertisers c/o the magazines or the manufacturers. Remember to support positive images and enlightened members of the advertising industry – they need your help and encouragement. Call local television stations or write to the networks.
The Ad and the Ego (A film by Harold Boihem.)
Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture. Carrie McLaren & Jason Torchinsky. Faber & Faber: London, 2009.
Advertising Age
Advertising and the End of the World. (A film by Sut Jhally.)
Advertising Self-Regulatory Council
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.)
Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture. Ewen, Stuart. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976 (and many others).
Commercial Alert
Conscious Capitalism
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).
Good Guide (Rates products on their ecological and health impacts.)
On Earth As It Is In Advertising: Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope. Van Eman, Sam. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2005.
Shaping Youth (Mission is to shift negative influences of pop culture to a healthier world view for kids.)
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise and Fall of Disaster Capitalism. Klein, Naomi. New York: Knopf, 2007.
Ways of Seeing. Berger, John. New York: Viking Press, 1973.
When Corporations Rule the World (Second Edition). Korten, David C. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, Inc., 2001.
Subliminal Advertising
The Ad and the Id: Sex, Death and Subliminal Advertising (A video by Bernard McGrane and distributed by Parallax Pictures.)
Subliminal Seduction. Key, Wilson Bryan. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1972.
Ad Archives

Beauty and Body Image

AnyBody (Giving women a voice to challenge images of women.)
Body Positive
Campaign for Body Confidence (UK)
Campaign for Real Beauty (Dove’s campaign, including a short video illustrating how the “ideal” image is created.)
Counselor Magazine. July/August, 2014. (An extensive interview with Jean Kilbourne by William White.)
Endangered Bodies
Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies Too! (A comprehensive holistic guide and curriculum for upper elementary age children.)
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture.)
The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private. Bordo, Susan. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000.
Miss Representation (film)
Media Awareness Network
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
Real Women Project
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture.)
Stop the Beauty Madness
Thick Dumpling Skin (A community for Asian Americans to discuss body image.)
True Body Project (A journal and film created by teenage girls.)
Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Bordo, Susan. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.
Unwanted Hair and Hirsutism: A Book for Women. Amoroso, Alison. Lexington, KY: Your Health Press, 2010.
Photoshopping and Retouching Sites & Information

Eating-Related Issues

A Beautiful Body Project
A Chance to Heal (An information and advocacy organization.)
AED - Academy for Eating Disorders
Action for Healthy Kids
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Almost Anorexic: Is My (Or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? Thomas, Jennifer J. and Schaefer, Jenni. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2013.
America Walks
ANAD - National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders
Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. Simon, Michele. New York: Nation Books, 2006. (Boosting self-image at any weight.)
Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby. Mysko, Claire and Amadei, Magali. Deerfield Beach: Health Communications, Inc., 2009.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Eating Disorders and Obesity Prevention (American Psychological Association)
Eating Disorders Blogs
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
Eating Disorders Information Network
Eat Well Guide (A free online directory of thousands of family farms, restaurants and other outlets for fresh, locally grown food.)
Feeding Frenzy: The Food Industry, Marketing & the Creation of a Health Crisis
The Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders and Body Image. Reel, Justine J. and Beals, Katherine A. Reston, VA: National Association for Girls and Women in Sports, 2009.
IAEDP - International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
The Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean Hospital
Let’s Move (Michelle Obama’s campaign.)
Men Get Eating Disorders Too
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Eating Disorder Information Centre (Canada)
NEDA - National Eating Disorders Association (A comprehensive list of resources is available on the website.)
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat. Armstrong, Stephanie Covington. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2009.
Obesity Society
Partnership for a Healthier America
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Salud! America (National organization focused on reducing obesity among Latino children.)
Something Fishy (Popular recovery website.)

Gender, Race, & Images in the Media

About Face
Backlash. Faludi, Susan. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1991.
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine. Jervis, Lisa and Zeisler, Andi. New York: Farrar,Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities
Commercializing Women: Images of Asian Women in the Media. Frith, Katherine T. and Karan, Kavita (eds.). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2008.
Beauty Redefined
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 Free Press in 1999 as Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising.)
The Colonizer and the Colonized. Memmi, Albert. Boston: Beacon Press, 1965.
Commercial Closet. (Focused on representations of gays and lesbians in advertising.)
Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex and Power in Music Video (A film by Sut Jhally available from the Media Education Foundation.)
Domestic Violence Outreach Program
Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work is Done. Douglas, Susan. J. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.
Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is. Garner, Abigail. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
FEM Inc. (A content discovery and recommendation platform designed to promote empowering female portrayals in popular entertainment.)
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters. Valenti, Jessica. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2007.
Gender Advertisements. Goffman, Erving. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
Generation Like (Frontline special on social media and teens)
Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture (A film by Thomas Keith, available from the Media Education Foundation.)
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. Kimmel, Michael. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture, available from the Media Education Foundation.)
Laboring Under an Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. the Real Thing (A film by Vicki Elson)
The Line Campaign
The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help. Katz, Jackson. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2006.
Media Watch
MediaWatch Canada
Men Can Stop Rape
Mental Health Resources for College Students
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Organization for Men Against Sexism
National Organization for Women
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
National Women’s Health Network
The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men—and Our Economy. Rivers, Caryl and Barnett, Rosalind. New York: Tarcher, 2013.
Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Second Edition). Lind, Rebecca Ann (ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2009. (Includes a chapter by Jean Kilbourne.)
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. Pozner, Jennifer. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2010.
SPARK (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge). A coalition of local and national partner organizations committed to working together to challenge the sexualization of girls.
Tough Guise: Media Images and the Crisis in Masculinity. (A film by Jackson Katz, available from the Media Education Foundation.)
Veteran Feminists of America
Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men’s Movement. Okun, Rob. A. Northampton, MA: Interlink Publishing Group, 2014
Wellesley Centers for Women
White Ribbon Campaign
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.)

Independent Publications, Especially for Girls and Women

Alliance for Women in Media
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
Bust Magazine
the f word (Monthly feminist publication from the UK.)
Guerrilla Girls
Herizons (Canadian magazine with international and feminist views.)
In this Together Media
Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) (An organization for female journalists.)
Media Report to Women
Ms. Magazine
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 Concentration and Ownership

Benton Foundation
Center for Creative Voices in Media (Preserving original, independent, and diverse voices in America’s media.)
Center for Digital Democracy
Center for Investigative Reporting
Center for Media and Democracy
Center for Media Justice
Center for Public Integrity (Investigative journalism in the public interest. Tracks who owns the media in a given region.)
Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy. Chester, Jeff. New York: The New Press, 2007.
Fairness and Integrity in Telecommunications Media Coalition (FIT Media)
Free Press (Works to involve the public in media policymaking and to craft policies for more democratic media.)
Free Press Action Network
MAG-NET Media Action Grassroots Network
Media Action Center
Media Alliance
Media Channel (A global network for democratic media.)
Media Justice League
Media Owners (Who owns the American media.)
Reclaim the Media
Who Makes the News
Who Owns What? (Columbia Journalism Review’s interactive listing of media parent companies and their holdings.)

Media Literacy

Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME)
Ask the Mediatrician (Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health.)
Association for Media Literacy, Canada
Beyond the Echo Chamber: How a Networked Progressive Media Can Reshape American Politics. Clark, Jessica and Van Slyke, Tracy. New York: The New Press, 2010.
Buying and Selling of Cool
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Center for Media Literacy (Current resources as well as an extensive archive.)
Children’s Media Coalition
Citizens for Media Literacy
Commercial Alert
Common Sense Media
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. The Consortium is building a body of research, interventions and communication that demonstrate scientifically that media literacy is an effective intervention strategy in addressing critical issues for youth.)
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Fair Use Network
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
Fast Media, Media Fast. Cooper, Thomas. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2011.
Future of Music Coalition
Free Press (
Gender & Pop Culture. Trier-Bieniek, Adrienne and Leavy, Patricia (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2014.
Girls, Women + Media Project
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Global Action Project: Youth Make Media
Guerrilla Girls
Hey Kidz: Buy this Book! Moore, Anne Elizabeth. (A primer on using media education to get young people interested in activism. Download for free.)
Just Think (Igniting Young Minds Through Media Education.)
Media Alliance
Media Education Foundation (Films and videos on the media and social issues, as well as fact sheets, posters and handouts on deconstructing ads.)
Media Education Lab (Curriculum materials, workshops and seminars, teaching resources.)
Media Literacy Clearinghouse (An extensive source of resources for educators, including articles, ads, curricula, and more.)
Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem
Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom. Baker, Frank W. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education, 2012.
Media Literacy Project
Media Literacy Series for Students in Grades 3 to 5. Capstone Press, 2007. (Six books by leading media literacy scholars.)
Media Matters for America
Media-Smart Youth (An interactive education program focusing on media, nutrition, and physical activity for young people ages 11 to 13.)
Media Smart (A media literacy program from the UK for 6 to 11-year-olds.)
Media Smarts, Canada
Mental Engineering (Comedians and professors dissect TV commercials on television.)
National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture
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.)
SeeMe Media Literacy, Australia
Shaping Youth (Mission is to shift negative influences of pop culture to a healthier world view for kids.)
The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy. Scheibe, Cyndy and Rogow, Faith. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2011.

Peace and Social Justice

Center for Gender and Justice
Center for Partnership Studies
Code Pink
Global Issues Network (Empowers students to work internationally with their peers to develop solutions for global issues.)
Imagining Ourselves: a Global Generation of Women (An anthology and online project featuring personal stories, paintings, photographs, essays and poems by hundreds of young women from more than 100 countries around the world.)
MADRE (International Women’s Human Rights organization.)
Peace X Peace (A global network connecting women’s circles.)
United for Peace and Justice
Violence Policy Center (Provides policy analysis on gun violence.)
Weapons of Mass Deception (A film by Danny Schechter.)
Women’s Action for New Directions
The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change. Karoff, Peter. Lanham: AltaMira Press, 2007.

Public Health and Prevention

Alcohol Justice (“Talk Back” service generates letters to alcohol advertisers.)
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campus Calm (Where students speak out about stress and well-being.)
Center on Alcohol Marketing to Youth (CAMY)
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) (At Columbia University.)
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (Up to date information on the side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including safety advice for pregnancy.)
Hard to Swallow: Spit Tobacco Marketing (A CD program available from the New Mexico Media Literacy Project.)
The Health Reformer
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and other Drug Prevention
International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Mental Health Resources for College Students
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Non-Smokers Rights Association
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) (Original research on public health problems and solutions.)
Planned Parenthood
Prevention Institute (Primary prevention of gender-related violence.)
Prevention Research Institute (Prime for Life, training programs for parents, teachers, addiction professionals, and students.)
Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID)
Smokescreeners (An educational program to take the glamour out of smoking in movies.)
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.)

Recovery from Addictions

Addiction Center
AllTreatment (A rehab directory and substance abuse information source.)
A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps Covington, Stephanie. (Book and workbook available along with many other resources.)
Counselor Magazine. July/August, 2014. (An extensive interview with Jean Kilbourne by William White.)
Drinking: A Love Story. Knapp, Caroline. New York: Dell Publishing, 1996.
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)
The Invisible Alcoholics: Women and Alcohol Abuse in America. Sandmaier, Marian. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.
The Ladykillers: Why Smoking is a Feminist Issue. Jacobson, Bobbie. New York: Continuum Press, 1982.
Powerfully Recovered!
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.
Sober.Com (A website to help addicts and alcoholics find recovery programs and other resources.)
National Organizations for Recovering from Addictions (with local chapters listed online):

Voluntary Simplicity and Responsible Consumption

Alternatives for Simple Living
An Inconvenient Truth. (A film and a book about global warming by Al Gore.)
Center for a New American Dream
Center for Partnership Studies
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. McKibben, Bill. New York: Times Books, 2007.
New Road Map Foundation
Responsible Purchasing Network (Dedicated to improving human health and the environment through best practices, superior products and networking.)
The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. Eisler, Riane. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.

This list is not comprehensive, as many of the organizations listed provide their own resources. You may reproduce this list, without alteration and with full credit to Jean Kilbourne, in any quantity you wish.