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Miss Representation

by Alicia

You may have heard of the documentary called Miss Representation.  It’s about how the way the American media portrays women affects the self-worth and self-esteem of girls growing up today.  “It’s all about the body, not about the brain”, one teenage girl observes.

This buzz-worthy documentary premiered at Sundance earlier this year and has made its way through the film festival circuit.  Oprah bought the distribution rights at Sundance, and has started showing Miss Representation on her network, OWN.

As a woman in business I felt like I knew a bit about this topic, but I learned a tremendous amount more. I learned how everyone is complicit in suppressing the potential of women, and intend to change my own behavior.  At the same time, I was inspired by the surprisingly wise teenagers who were interviewed. Continue reading