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Women make up 47% of the workforce, influence 83% of all consumer purchases, and 50% of them are primary breadwinners and caregivers for their families; yet only 18% of congressional seats are held by women, 14.3% of Fortune 500 executive officers are women, and only 6% of women earn a six-figure salary compared to 14% of men. What is wrong with this picture? This movie explores that and so much more.
- Introduction - Seating is limited. Register early to guarantee seats!
- Movie presentation of Miss Representation
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
This film is rated TV-14
- Interactive discussion to follow film presentation
Following the presentation will be an audience discussion, facilitated by special guest, Debra Mason, of Seton Hill University/E-Magnify. Debra will review the message of the movie and lead the audience in a discussion to turn their emotional response into action that can help to make a difference in the community.
This movie is the first of a series, presented to enlighten, enrich, and empower women of all ages. But, this movie is not just for women. The issues that it presents are not just women's issues. Global issues…equality issues…human rights issues… That is what this movie discusses.
It is the perfect event for families, for friends, for students, for educators, for professionals, for retirees. Moms and daughters, dads and sons; pre-teens and up! There is the potential for all to benefit from this movie's message. You just might be surprised what you learn.