Event Summary: Gender and Consumerism Film Clips and Discussion

We hosted an event titled “Starting Early…Gender, Culture and the Media” with lunch on December 11th from 12:30-1:20pm in Kresge 201. We viewed excerpts from the documentary “Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood,” examining the impact of child-directed advertising, and “The K-Pop Effect,” a look into how the music scene is fueling Korean youth’s obsession with a particular image of beauty. Dr. David Bickham, a developmental psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, moderated a discussion of the clips and their implications for public health.