Miss Representation

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.