Looking for something to watch tonight? Miss Representation is one of my favorite documentaries, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!
It’s no shock to anyone who has turned on the TV, read a magazine, spied a billboard or surfed the internet that media representations of women are problematic at best.
While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that 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.
Miss Representation doesn’t break new ground or uncover anything that wasn’t pretty much known before, but will likely be useful to teenage girls who are perhaps unaware of the media bias.
With love & kindness!