Miss Representation

Miss Representation

DVD - 2012
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Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women. Features commentary from many influential women in media and politics.

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nordicleather
Nov 07, 2017

A true reflection of the crap women have to put up with from the media. Re: Unattainable standards of beauty, Suzy homemaker, etc. A production from Oprah at her usual high standard. Depending on your opinion on the status of women, you may or may not like the DVD.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Apr 19, 2015

Difficult as it may be to accept, nearly fifty years after the start of the modern women's movement, the media still bombards us with highly constricted and stereotyped images of women. It's still all about men = power, women = sex. A number of very intelligent people are featured discussing the media's objectification of women. Show this to your daughters!

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angel_heart
Apr 18, 2015

Most of the women in power they showed as representatives of women were corrupt and evil politically. However a good documentary to show kids who are growing up with parents who encourage sexuality.

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route666
Mar 17, 2014

It did NOT tell me only what i already know. It is chock full of facts. I want to watch it again and again.

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Beki
Dec 10, 2013

Loved it!!! It didn't show or teach me anything I didn't already know, but it put it all together in one movie which will be great to watch with my son and daughter!

kevfarley Oct 24, 2013

Defines a problem, but without much real insight nor solution. "Aren't male values awful",.. rather than the raw truth that "sex SELLS" ...and what that portends in our consumer society. And the idea that more women CEOs on the Boards of media corporations will 'fix it'...?? I don't think so. We live in a ratings driven world.

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ricepaperlantern
Jun 12, 2013

A middle-age father of a 20-something daughter this film
stoked a feminist fire I'd near
lost hope of for her. Decades
of sampling from a collection
incl. works from 'second Sex'
'Sexual Politics',& 'Our Blood'
thru 'Backlash' &'War Against
Women' to 'Beauty Myth''Fire
With Fire' & 'Full Frontal Fem'
hadn't moved her from a 'what
use is feminism to me?' inertia.

'Miss Representation' changed
that. I saw real anger,disgust &
indignation on her lovely face -
and returning to Alice Walker's
opening line she nodded firmly
"I get it now."

Thank you to all these awesome women & girls (plus men & boys).

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ottawabooknerd
Mar 22, 2013

Too much name dropping at the beginning of the documentary (Oprah, Rosie, some B-list actress, etc).

LaughingOne Jan 21, 2013

I grew up with the second wave of feminism; there was nothing new for me in this film. It was unrelenting in the displays of all that is negative about media cover of women. I am less interested in looking at all the bad stuff. I am more interested in moving forward, and wanted to see more examples and ideas of how we can do that.

I liked their ideas for what we can do about it. There are many (porn, violence, sexy) images of women and quotes made by men about women that are flashed through the whole movie. The interviews are great. I took notes (can not show them the film) to share with my Girl Scout troop. I will watch it with my daughter when she is older.

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HanakoGal Jun 25, 2012

“Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as a man to be thought of as half as good. Luckily that is not too difficult.”

HanakoGal Jun 25, 2012

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

HanakoGal Jun 25, 2012

“86% of the purchasing power in the country is in the pockets of women. Let’s use it! Let’s not use it to support that tabloid magazine. A consumer’s voice is the most powerful voice we have other than the vote.”

HanakoGal Jun 25, 2012

“Turning a human being into a thing is the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” 1 in 4 women have experienced dating violence or domestic abuse. 1 in 6 women have been victims of rape. “This is not a just a moral issue this is a child safety issue.”

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JCLDianeH Jul 14, 2013

Sexual Content: sexual images

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