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Miss Representation – You Can’t Be What You Can See

 The Women’s Centre and Wellness Peer Programs at the Health & Wellness Centre are pleased to announce the official UTSC film screening of Miss Representation. Please refer to the link for the trailer.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkIiV6konY

 Event Details

Date: Wednesday February 1st, 2012

Location: AC223

Time: 5-7pm

After the film screening there will be an optional café session from 7-8pm to debrief at the Women’s Centre. Pizza will be served.

 

Synopsis of Film

Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. The film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. It challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.

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.

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 build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

 




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