Thank you Terri - I was not aware of this film. I will try to see it while in NYC! The message is powerful -- we become what we see. Some of this trailer made my blood boil (*who* is that jackass who said "PMS" is what we'd get if a woman becomes President??). But once I get past angry, I better get busy!
Isn't this amazing and powerful? Every time I hear someone say, "just turn off the TV" I get frustrated, because it doesn't address the core problem, how our culture views and portrays women.
This looks pretty good- how do you watch the film? It sounds a lot like my psychology of women class I took back in college. Thanks for this!
I though the Hillary Clinton example was especially ironic. She's now on the national stage in politics -- subject to the same intense scrutiny and judgment that male leaders have always received -- which I suppose is fair. Yet she still has to deal with the looks scrutiny, which men just don't get in the same way (Chris Christie's weight aside!) It's a weird time, as women are now -- at some level, anyway -- expected to achieve..... but without stepping on any men's toes.... to look great and be sexy (but not TOO sexy!), and be maternal (but not TOO maternal!), etc. etc. etc.
Thank you Terri, I wasn't aware of the film, it's scheduled for a screening in my town next Wed and I'll make a point of going to see it.
Deeply disturbing! Have missed your posts.
I can't wait to see this.Thanks once again,Terri.xXxreva
Stunning. Thank you for putting this up.
Wow. It will be an amazing film, I'm sure. Some of the other videos on MissRepresentation.org are great watching as well. Thanks for this!
I have not heard of this, but I am anxious to see it...it looks excellent to show our teens at our school and have a discussion following. Thanks for sharing, Terri.
The Double standard still runs rampant.Looks like a great film! Thanks for sharing.
Patti--I just stumbled upon the link to this on Facebook. If the trailer is this powerful, I can't imagine what the full length film might be like.DejaPseu--WE haven't had television in our home for many years, but I observed the effects of this in my teenaged daughters and could not understand where it came from. My own influence felt very limited.Meri--I'd love to hear about the kinds of things you learned in Psychology of Women. How many males took the course?FrumpFactor--Did you hear Scott Brown's snarky remarks about Elizabeth Warren this past week. I FUMED!!!! She is one of my heroes!Susan--I hope you do a full length post about the film. No telling when it might show up in KC.
Judith--My posts should resume this coming week. It has been a rough mid-term.Reva--I hope the film comes your way soon.April--You're welcome and thanks for sticking with my blog, even after my long absence.Shelley--I'm glad to hear that the other videos are good. I found this one VERY powerful.Pam--Would they let you show this at school? I think it might challenge standards at my community college...Paula--so true. Can you even imagine a film like this diminishing men to their looks alone?
thank you!, I would like to watch the film, it's stunning!. So exhausting that we're always fighting against same old crap!besos & thanks
I couldn´t agree more with this powerful video.You would look gorgeous in orange, all you need is, as you say Outfox yourself. I love the frase.Thank you my dear Terri for your input.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I got chills watching this! Seriously. It is one of my gripes about media...the HUGE missed opportunity to promote a healthy image and lift people up rather than bring them down. Thank you so much for posting this, I can't wait to share it.
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Terri, I miss you. I hope you will be posting again soon. I bet you are swamped with your fall schedule. XO, Jill
Hi Terri, it appears that I'm back blogging and now you are taking some time off!!This post presents a powerful subject and one that I ponder often (as you probably had as well) as an educator and a mother of two girls.
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I would love to see this movie, it seems interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)
I'm on the fence about this movie because it makes me feel a lot of unhealthy anger. It is an important topic that deserves examination.
EVERY TIME I see this trailer I get all fired up. I love hearing those high school girls speak with such confidence about the problems in our world, demonstrating how screwed up things are with their smart brains. No matter how discouraged I feel at moments, there's this power out there- women who want other women to succeed, who fight for that, who live for it. And that makes me want to do the same.
Totally looks like a great film. Didn't know about it at all. Its on my list to see now.Leex
Hope you are doing okay! Miss seeing you around the blog-o-sphere.
Just went to see this with my 11 year old daughter. It was a very powerful film, especially to the younger set. I'm surprised that there hasn't been a documentary about this subject before this. So grateful to the filmmaker for getting this out there.
just dropping in to say HI. hope all is well :)[oomph.]What's the next line? Help write the story!
Terri, missing you something awful. I think I need your cerebral voice to keep me grounded! I hope you're having a wonderful autumn and enjoying this Holiday season. Much love headed your way from me to you! Hugs! ~Serene
I know you're probably taking a blog break, but I do hope you'll return after the holidays, Until then have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday. You are missed.
Happy Holiday Terri! You are missed!
Terry - Haven't heard from you in a while; hope all is well.Thought I'd say Merry Christmas, and best wishes for 2012!Shelley
Hope all is well and you are having a peaceful holiday time.
Where have you gone?!
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Terri, I know you have not updated for a while, but I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas.Kio
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