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Miss Representation (2011) ($2)

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Miss Representation explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

MissRepresentation.org is a call-to-action campaign that seeks to empower women and girls to challenge limiting labels in order to realize their potential, and to encourage men and boys to stand up to sexism.

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You can also support the filmmakers by watching the film on VHX for $4. It can be also be streamed on Netflix by Netflix members, and bought or rented from iTunes or Amazon.

 

The Issue by the Numbers. Click for large view.

  • Women hold only 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media (telecommunications, entertainment, publishing and advertising).
  • Women comprise 7% of directors and 13% of film writers in the top 250 grossing films.
  • The United States is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures.
  • Women hold 17% of the seats in the House of Representatives (the equivalent body in Rwanda is 56.3% female).
  • Women are merely 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs.
  • About 25% of girls will experience teen dating violence.
  • The number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on youth 18 or younger more than tripled from 1997 to 2007.
  • Among youth 18 and younger, liposuctions nearly quadrupled between 1997 and 2007 and breast augmentations increased nearly six-fold in the same 10-year period.
  • 65% of American women and girls report disordered eating behaviors.


Sources for Miss Representation documentary stats

www.missrepresentation.org