Women in the media (this effects our mental health too! That of men and women both!)

Update: I woke up to find far fewer clicks to this post happened while I slept than is usual for a new post. So I changed the title to include that this effects our mental health too. I’d say it GREATLY effects our mental health. I hope more people might click through now and think about this.

Media literacy is critical to our understanding ourselves and our society. I’d say it’s imperative that we understand if we wish to widely heal society and ourselves.

This deeply effects our boys and men too. We’re all in this together.

From MissRepresentation.org

The film Miss Representation exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths.

In response we created MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action campaign that seeks to empower women and girls to challenge limiting labels in order to realize their potential.

We are uniting individuals around a common, meaningful goal to spark millions of small actions that ultimately lead to a cross-generational movement to eradicate gender stereotypes and create lasting cultural and sociological change….

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….When the documentary Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, audiences were riveted and Oprah Winfrey acquired its broadcast rights. It will air nationally Oct. 20th at 9pm.

The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken, armed with a new perspective, and asking the question, “What can we do?”

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