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Based on the notoriously sexist way in which the media portray women, and spurred on by the roles of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in the 2008 election, the film “Miss Representation” is coming.

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Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news, and entertainment to give us an inside look at the media’s message. Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power by challenging the limited and often disparaging portrayal of women in the media. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive forces in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that women’s primary value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality—not in their capacity as leaders. Through the riveting perspectives of youth and the critical analysis of top scholars, Miss Representation will change the way you see media.

You can read more about the film here, you can read about Jennifer here (yes, she’s related to California Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom) and you can watch the trailer above.

If you’re not interested in this film, then you’re not remotely interested in our future – especially not the future of your daughter, your wife, your sister, or the women responsible for giving birth to you.

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By Jill Miller Zimon at 11:16 pm December 2nd, 2010 in arts, Culture, Gender, leadership, Media, Politics, Sexism, Social Issues, Women 


3 Responses to “Sundance 2011 Accepts Miss Representation, Film on Media’s Distortion of Women, with Power & in Politics by Jennifer Siebel Newsom”

  1. 1 The New Congress? Whole Lotta Same w/Kasich, Boehner Leading the Way : Writes Like She Talks on December 3rd, 2010 10:07 am

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  2. 2 Adrienne Knight on December 5th, 2010 3:33 pm

    Good, glad to hear it. I am very tired of the same old stereotypes concerning women are being recycled in the MSM. We are individuals. Stop talking about us like we are not. We have a lot in common but not everything. We agree; we disagree. Again, this is one of the reasons that I consume minimal TV, and minimal “TV news”.

  3. 3 Becky on December 8th, 2010 6:59 pm

    I wrote about this too. Looking forward to seeing it!

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