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I just finished watching a very powerful documentary film on the OWN network titled Miss Representation. This film is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

A synopsis from the site states, “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.”

Some stats:

-the United States is 90th in the world for women in national legislatures

-women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media

65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

condoleezza rice

You will see:

-Condoleezza Rice

-Nancy Pelosi

-Katie Couric

-Rachel Maddow

-Margaret Cho

-Rosario Dawson

-Gloria Steinem

-and interviews with many teenage girls

Go to the site, view the trailer, and let me know what you think-
Read more & view the trailer @:

http://www.oprah.com/own-doc-club/Miss-Representation-Trailer#ixzz2FLSlpX3W

http://www.missrepresentation.org/

College Highlight: University of Denver (Condoleezza Rice alma mater)

http://www.du.edu/

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