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 3 out 4 American women 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.