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Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 April 2014 (Netherlands)
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

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Herself - President and CEO Paley Center for Media, Former President & CEO of PBS
Jackson Katz ...
Himself - Educator, Filmmaker Tough Guise, Author The Macho Paradox (as Jackson Katz PhD)
Jim Steyer ...
Himself - CEO Common Sense Media, Lawyer and Professor of Civil Rights, Stanford University
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Herself - Vice President, Consumer Products Google
Jean Kilbourne ...
Herself - Filmmaker - Killing Us Softly, Author and Senior Scholar Wellesley Centers for Women (as Jean Kilbourne EdD)
Jennifer Pozner ...
Herself - Executive Director Women in Media & News, Author Reality Bites Back
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M. Gigi Durham ...
Herself - Author The Lolita Effect, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Iowa
Caroline Heldman ...
Herself - Associate Professor of Political Science, Occidental College (as Caroline Heldman PhD)
Gavin Newsom ...
Himself - Lieutenant Governor, California, Former Mayor of San Francisco
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Jennifer Lawless ...
Herself - Associate Professor of Government, Director Women in Politics Institute, American University
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Himself - Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

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You can't be what you can't see.

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Fantastic Documentation
21 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

Excellent documentation about how women are seen in society. I know it's unfair to judge any media or source based on it itself, but from watching numerous documentation of the same subject I would consider this to be one of if not the best documentation about women in society. It addresses female stereotypes in society, which is so overlooked today. I am shocked that this documentation only has a rating of 6.9 when I came to IMDb. To be honest (and not trying to be rude, I know not everyone is the same or have the same ideas) but I assume most people that gave this film a good rating were female, and the men probably rated it quite low.

What is more disturbing than others (mostly men) speaking out against women who don't look a certain way are the silenced thoughts created from the portrayal of the media to every single person in society.

I strongly recommend this documentation.


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