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  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Commons Lecture Hall

Sexuality Series film "Miss Representation"

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

This 2011 documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem.

Discussion after the film facilitated by Elisha Marr, Sociology 
Cosponsored by SAO, Residence Life, Gender Studies, and Campus Ministries


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