Hi, readers! Welcome to our third and final (for now) discussion about Miss Representation. Today we’re sharing our conversation on what we can do as an online media outlet for women to disrupt or challenge some of the problems with women’s representation in mainstream media. Read More Miss Representation Roundtable Discussion Topic #3: How Can We Do Better?
Hello, readers! We’re back for part two of our discussion on Miss Representation. Today, we’re sharing the conversation we had about how media representations of women have affected us personally, or how we see it affecting the girls and teens we know. Read More Miss Representation Round Table Discussion Topic #2: Media Representation and You
Recently the P-Mag crew did a big group watch of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Miss Representation. According to the official website, Miss Representation “exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America [and] 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.” But, while many of us enjoyed it, we felt that it left some things unaddressed. So, we held a roundtable discussion about how the documentary was great and could’ve been better. The conversation is ongoing, so please jump in and share your thoughts! This is the first of four conversations we’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. Read More Miss Representation Roundtable Discussion Topic #1: Extending the Message
“You can’t be what you can’t see.” This is a quote by Marie Wilson, president and founder of The White House Project, and the tag line for Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary, Miss Representation, a film that looks at the media’s impact on the American discourse of women’s bodies, women in power and the effect of internalization of being sold the same standards of what women should be, year after year. Read More Miss Representation: Film Review