Yesterday Melissa Harris-Perry’s Tulane class had a Twitter chat with Jenn Pozner about reality TV and the messages it’s selling us about race, gender, class, our bodies and sexualities, inspired by Pozner’s book Reality Bites Back. Zerlina dropped knowledge in the chat as well.
You can read the whole conversation at the hashtag #RealityBitesBack. Here’s few highlights:
@MHarrisPerry: My mouth is agape as student describes to me the opinion that Victoria Secret models are heavy.
@JennPozner: decades of studies of print&broadcast advertising prove engaging w/ads makes women feel bad about bodies