Thursday’s screening of Miss Representation was incredible! It discussed how the media portrays women and how it affects us. It has a particularly negative effect on young girls’ and women’s self-esteem/self-image as we are constantly objectified in the media.
It brought home what most of us already know – that normal women are held to the fantastical, unrealistic standard of photoshopped models. If we don’t measure up to that standard, we are considered “less-than”. When we are smart instead overtly sexual, assertive instead of submissive we get referred to as, well, canines!
It was an eye-opener; not because it was new information, but because of how complacent we’ve become in monitoring what comes into our homes to our children. If you have a few minutes, check out the trailer below. If you get a chance, go to a screening in your area. If you are able, host a screening and invite some of the teenagers in your life.
Visit the official Miss Representation facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/MissRepresentationCampaign- and their website – http://www.MissRepresentation.org