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Really WordPress?

I didn’t plan this post, but thought it would be interesting to bring up.  After posting my most recent Spark Post (not very long ago), WordPress showed me a confirmation (“You have published this many posts” or something) and under … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

“Miss Representation,” a documentary produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, advances the idea that women are from a young –and increasingly younger– age being bombarded with images of other women in the media who are in positions of either dubious power … Continue reading

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Men– Also misrepresented?

One important statistic which prompted discussion within Miss Representation was that when choosing a political leader, we are typically only choosing from a 6% of the population—more or less, white, straight, middle-aged men with a couple other specific characteristics.  Because … Continue reading

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Power and Media in “Miss Representation”

Jennifer Siebel’s “Miss Representation” is a response to her own fears of raising her first daughter. The statistics, images, and soundbites in the film present a discouraging picture of the connection between two American cultural mainstays: media and power. In … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

Miss representation was a fascinating and wonderful documentary. I definitely agree with a point the movie brought up, which was: the sexuilization and “dumbing down” of women works to cast women aside, especially when it comes to positions of power. … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

One central theme of the film is that the media always focuses on women’s physical features. This teaches the viewers that women’s looks are the most important part of their lives. This is shown in television where female actresses are … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

One of the central claims made in “Miss Representation” was that because the society tells women that the only thing that is important about them is their bodies. This focus causes women to self-objectify, and thus have lower political efficacy—the … Continue reading

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