Miss Representation Film Analysis

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The documentary, Miss Representation, exposes women’s constant struggle to obtain gender equality in an era dominated by media as the main image for female portrayal. The film opened my eyes to the sexist information transposed through marketing and television The film sheds light to the exploits of women’s roles in politics and the interpretation of women, thus, demonstrating how degraded women are within society. Girls at a young age are taught that society is a parallel to the media that we are continuously barraged with. The film taught me that society is still going through gender inequality. Even though we have come a long way from the passing of the 19 th Amendment, there remains progress that is required to create gender equality. With…show more content…
In order to remove that lense, women involvement must increase. 50% of the population is misrepresented through media because the female voice and female inclusion is non­existent. One way media can better represent the community is by pursuing intellect rather than exterior and aesthetic appeal. Giving the portrayal of intelligence and good hearted individuals as the “attractive” trait, should be the ultimate goal for all media. The amount of media my family and I consume is about ten hours from both television and online. The media tells us men that it is ok to critique women in accordance with their appearance. The media does not educate or focus on women’s personalities. Girls are taught at a young age that it is wrong to be overweight, and that there is no place in the world for a woman if she’s not skinny or over a certain age. In order for businesses to break down gender stereotypes in the workplace, the business must educate the employees to respect each other’s dissimilarities. Teaching the employees that creating molds and labels must be avoided, getting a better understanding of different cultures and individuals. This would benefit the business as these offensive stereotypical opinions…show more content…
It becomes a rare moment when a woman takes on a leadership role. Society becomes “teen boys,” immaturely attempting to make sense of a female figure in power. Society has been made to believe that a female merely works towards a role of power but never truly achieves it. Women remain in a state of “bitch” or “dumb” or “sexy,” regardless of their credentials. How then do we change these immature reactions to female power? We must have more female leaders. It shouldn’t be a rare uncommonality. The more female leaders the United States is exposed to, the more common and usual it will become. Gender roles are excuses for inequality. They became instituted through patriarchal definitions, in order to oppress and hinder. Culturally, the United States must understand that men are NOT the only human specimens with capabilities and intelligence. They must stop feeling threatened by females. Their constructed masculinities have essentially handicapped them from accepting the necessity of female leadership within our communities. Women are not here for a man’s viewing pleasure. No person ever speaks about the wrinkles or crooked teeth on the old, white man on Fox News. Women must stop buying into
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