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Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 April 2014 (Netherlands)
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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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... 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
... 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
... Herself - Feminist Organizer and Writer, Co-Founder Women's Media Center
Jennifer Lawless ... Herself - Associate Professor of Government, Director Women in Politics Institute, American University
... Himself - Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
... Herself - Former U.S. Secretary of State, Senior Fellow Hoover Institution, Professor of Political Economy, Stanford University
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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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Miss representation is a film that does not say anything that people who were interested in feminism did not already know before but yet still sends a powerful message. Just the other day I was asked why the media should change when they are making so much money off of the objectification and stereotypes of women and this film shows viewers exactly why. This movie highlights what an extremely powerful and dangerous tool the media is in how young women come to view themselves and their standing in the world. This documentary shows multiple examples of how women are portrayed in extremely sexual ways almost to be viewed as objects, and when they are not being treated like sexual objects they are being treated with extreme violence in the media. This documentary not only highlights how fictional female characters are being portrayed but also how some of the most powerful and respected women today, such as Hillary Clinton, are completely ignored for what they have accomplished and instead just ridiculed for how they look. Some of you may be wondering what the big deal is that the media portrays women this way and this documentary will serve you well because it shows that the media's representation of women directly effects not only how other people treat women, but also how young women come to look at themselves, and also feeds directly into what women are taught to value about themselves, looks over brains. The media may not be the only thing that feeds into the constant degradation of women but this movie illustrates to the viewer that changing the way that women are represented could be an important first step in the fight for equality.


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