Colin Drake – Check out this Consumerism Video and Cartoon!

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hey everyone, I found this music video online (using clips from the 1950’s) and I think it illuminates what Friedan was mentioning in her article. ( How housewives are being manipulated / persuaded into purchasing products they don’t need…even manipulated into purchasing more of what they already have in order to make them feel better about their current life situation and also themselves)

Also, I found this consumerism video from the 1950’s…
“mass consumption makes you the most powerful giant in the land”
(it’s only a minute long)




ps – I also found and watched a video biography on the author of this weeks reading called “1950’s Housewife to Women’s Activist: Betty Friedan” worth checking out!



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