Film Screening: Miss Representation

Lydia Rex ’14 and Roxy Capron ’14 write in to invite you to a film screening of Miss Representation, sponsored by Rho Epsilon Pi and the Peer Health Advocates, this Thursday in Shanklin 107 at 8 p.m. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation 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.

A message from the organizers:

In the media and political frenzy about this war on women, we feel it’s important to reaffirm our belief that men and women should be judged for their actions and words, rather than for how we look. Our hope in screening the film on campus remains that we can draw out and address the ways in which we undervalue women at Wesleyan and our communities at large. And thus, we can move forward to a world that does not discriminate on the basis of gender. The screening will be followed by a group discussion of the issues presented in the film.

And if you blinked, then you may have missed President Roth’s own shoutout about the film screening this Thursday.

Date: Thursday, May 3rd
Time:
8 p.m.
Place:
Shanklin 107

2 thoughts on “Film Screening: Miss Representation

  1. Chief of the IMF

    Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde.  I don’t see them complaining about women’s misrepresentation.

    1. can you read?

      It’s specifically about America. The film actually goes into pretty good detail about how other countries are drastically ahead of us in terms of equal rights and representation for women.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthaettus/2011/10/21/25-alarm-bells-for-women-sounds-from-miss-representation/2/

      8. Women make up 17% of congress. The 2010 mid-term election is the first time women have not made gains in congress since 1979.

      9. 67 countries in the world have had female presidents or prime
      ministers. The United States is not one of them. Cuba, China, Iraq and
      Afghanistan have more women in government than the US does.

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