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Film showing Oct. 30 & 31st: Miss Representation

Posted by isulib on October 29, 2013

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

[ http://film.missrepresentation.org/synopsis  ]

 

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Film showings: Miss Representation

Posted by isulib on October 24, 2013

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

10/30/2013 – Miss Representation showing and discussion (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

10/31/2013 – Miss Representation (12:30 pm – 2:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

A woman’s place is in the House, and the Senate. So why are so few of our elected leaders, and corporate leaders, women? Are there connections between sexualized advertising and the small number of women mayors? Do dangerously thin models affect the number of women in decision making positions in entertainment and the news? Miss Representation analyzes how media content and the structure of the media industry shape women’s political power and participation in the United States today.

Join Women’s Studies, Feminist Majority (newly formed student organization), and the Cunningham Memorial Library to examine the connection between the public representation of women and women’s civic roles and opportunities.

For more information, visit Miss Representation website (www.missrepresentation.org) or Facebook or follow Miss Representation on Twitter (@RepresentPledge)

Miss Representation film awards

Miss Representation film awards

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