Today’s Featured Comment
There is a documentary film going around right now called MissRepresentation about how women are portrayed in media and the effect on women, especially young girls. So much focus is put on appearance and very little put on intelligence. Girls don’t even try because the standards are put so high. You can join the movement and sign E-petitions to advertisers.
Check it out at http://www.missrepresentation.org
BTW, I think Dove is a sponsor and their spokes person is Mandy Moore. Dove is organizing a march in Washington DC for girls and their role models. I just read about it. I think they are on the right track.
And I just read an article about someone calling Hilary Clinton “fat.” You think she is a little focus on peace talks and has a travel schedule that it out of this world?? Here is a woman who holds one of the most important offices in our government and all we can do it pick on her weight? Same for the female German Chancellor. We never see comments like that about a man.
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]
The creators of MissRepresentation suggest that media portrayals of women make it harder for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions. Do you agree?
If you’ve seen MissRepresentation, how did you like it?