The Power of Image – Miss Representation

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!/MissRepresentationCampaign- and their website –

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About Bonnie Mahaffey

Bonnie believes that the business casual environment has made it very challenging for women to compete in the corporate arena. "Perception is everything and women, historically, are not perceived as seriously business-minded when they are dressed casually. The mission of Polished Professional Image is to help women choose the most effective business image based on their professional goals and work environments."
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