originally posted on PersephoneMagazine.com. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. And while we are on the topic on the incredible Secretary of the State, Hillary Clinton, there is the alarming footage of her on the 2008 campaign trail, speaking to an audience where several male members are holding up signs that read ” Iron my shirt ” and screaming it as loud as they can, over and over, till it drowns out her words. Film data from TMDb. Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. Your monthly membership will help us pay our columnists. Miss Representation Synopsis: Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. 2011 always in progress. ome of the statistics and sexist news clips used were terrible to see, but I'm not entirely sure I can say it's well put together. 10:45 of media consumption per day? 78% of girls hate their bodies by the age of 15. And being okay with yourself doesn’t bring in money. Onward from this de-regulation, you have the upshot of media power and the freedom to captivate viewers more, to make more money, to do whatever you have to do to make that revenue. These are documentaries that bring us into the lives of everyday women, some famous, some…, Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths. Feministing is a labor of love and all our staff has other full-time jobs to support their work on the site. It's not bad in any regard, and I…. It also rattles off some staggering statistics. A thought-provoking, explicit film that I wish my words could even give slight justice too–one that every woman should be required to see and is currently being lined up for screenings for Rupert Murdoch, the Library of Congress, and edited into shorter versions to be shown in high schools, middle school and grade schools across America.
Miss Representation Summary The film Miss Representation is an excellent documentary that sheds light on the ideals that have helped to build and maintain a system of patriarchy around the world.The film specifically addresses the mass consumption of these ideals through the use of media outlets dating as far back as the late 40's with the invention of the television. Miss Representation spends too long telling you what the problems are and not enough time giving possible solutions to the problems. i think you might’ve missed the point of the whole documentary there. From the idea of absolute perfection as a coping mechanism after her older sisters death, to an eating disorder and sexual assault that emotionally ravaged a few years of her young adult life, to her experience as an actress in Hollywood where she was specifically told to alter her appearance, lie about her age and take her Stanford MBA off her professional resume in the case of risking her looking “too smart.”. This list is for movies, shorts, or mini-series directed or co-directed by women. I do think television is teaching kids (and adults) harmful ways of approaching life and the world. Katie Couric talks about her dilemma of wearing what she wants and wearing clothes to be serious- somehow she cant be presumed to be either. I'd like to do some sort of back flip argument that the parts that annoy me are because they intentionally chose to reverse some expectations of documentary, to make a documentary with a new way of telling a story as opposed to the one handed down through the patriarchy. This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. It does not only stress the campaign for having more women’s voices within the mainstream discourse of America, but for people of color and LBGT groups , noting the different challenges that each faces and how important it is to have these perspectives.But the film also brings in men’s perspectives and how this isn’t just a fight for women, but for men as well. How movies with female protagonists are there, but are really just looking for a man or to be looked at by a man. One of the most enlightening points of the film is the discussion of when television became deregulated in the early 80’s, leading to less oversight to what was being presented on TV. New posts and Feministing news delivered to your inbox weekly! The narrator's voice is monotone and mind-numbing, the amount of text/statistics to read is overwhelming, and the film as a whole feels very scattered. We as women have to be here for one another, because who else is going to be ? Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ recounts his experience talking with a female mentor about how bad women have it and she one ups him by saying ” Yes, well I think men have it much worse- they don’t even know what they are being sold and they are taught to be emotionally constipated- they are taught that their behavior is normal” . Viewing this scene alone is one of the reasons you will come to tears, frustrated that you, yourself, cannot reach out to her and tell her that she is beyond this garbage, that she and her little sister are worthy and no one should ever make them feel otherwise. And wait, who's Ariella?
Ugly, mistreatment, objectification, trivialization.
It would be hard pressed to say that what we face in changing for the better of the next generation isn’t going to take struggle or come in baby steps, but the film does not leave the viewer without solutions, the most emphasized being the one that starts with ourselves. In the past few years, I've thought a lot about how the media have affected my life, and in the past year especially I've become more and more aware (and more vocal) about the harm I think it has done me.
2011-era unfortunately -- and I imagine all these problems have only gotten worse in the intervening years -- but as timeless, I guess, as a documentary can be.
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