Miss Representation

Miss Representation exposes the bold reality of a society that we live in but yet we fail to see. Jennifer Newsom uncovers how the media portrays women in positions of power and influence. The film challenges how media sexism plays a part in a women’s ability to attain leadership roles. In a society where the media is the most convincing force shaping norms, the message is clear that a woman’s power lies in her youth, physical attractiveness, her sexuality, and not in her capability as a frontrunner.

Over the past 20-years, women in the US have come a long way, but the US is still ranked 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, 3% of women have positions of power in the media, while a staggering 65% of ladies and young girls have eating disorders.

Watch as Miss Representation builds momentum with an array of inspirational stories and interviews with leading academics, journalists, entertainers and activists.

A better version of this film is available on Vimeo

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.duncan.779 Lindsey Duncan

    This was amazing. It was powerful, incredibly well put together and the message was beautifully. It did a great job of showing us a problem and not finger pointing to everyone else but allowing us to accept responsibility. And also allowing us to accept the responsibility to change it. I would highly recommend this movie to young girls and women as well as young boys and men who are trying to make sense of the dissimilarities between what they are told the world should be like and the way it actually is.

  • joseph marshall

    Great film. Opened my eyes.

  • Nicole

    Incredibly moving and powerful. It really enlightens people to how our media really works in our everyday lives and how we all play into it. Very sad, but also encouraging for young women (and men) to take a stand.

  • Iownedyou

    I get the point, Women are seen as either sexy or bitchy. I believe in a middle-ground of Not trying to hard too fight the stereotypes, but not conforming to them. Women and Men, Boys and Girls of America need to just keep on doing what they are doing, and not worrying about being OPPOSITE or CONFORMING.

  • Aly Tennyson

    Well actually boys are beginning to kill classmates, and men have always been raping women worldwide en masse. So no they do not need to keep on doing as they are doing.