Miss Representation.org is a group and movement that aspires to eradicate gender stereotypes. They believe that gender stereotypes exist because the media places youth, beauty, and sexuality as the ultimate value indicators of women. Women are not appreciated based on their intelligence. The group states that women are revered based on their sex appeal because of the media’s portrayal of females in movies, commercials, television shows, and magazines.
To help with their campaign, Miss Representation created a documentary film. Click on the link to see the trailer.
If you are interested in seeing the entire film, the movie will be shown at the Suffolk University Law School on Tuesday, October 25th at 6pm. The law school is at 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108. The screening will be in the Main Function Room which is on the first floor and directly across from the main entrance of the building, on the other side of the foyer, beyond the elevators.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend due to work obligations. But, if you’re interested in learning more about the movement and how media impacts the portrayal of women, then you should check it out!
Update [10/15/2011]: Tickets will cost $10 (for non-members). Tickets can be purchased at the registration website at this link.