Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Miss Representation

Tomorrow night, 10/20, at 9:00 pm, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will be showing a documentary film entitled, Miss Representation. It is part of the OWN Documentary Club. The film deals with the image of women in the media--and it's not pretty.

If you watch Miss Representation with your teens, make sure you have the boys watch, too. Then, visit your local public library and see if they have a copy of Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women. The Write Sisters looked at the documentary, Killing Us Softly 4 by Jill Kilbourne, back in June. If you missed it, click here.

Even one of the earlier three versions would be good. If your library doesn't have a copy, ask if the library can find it for you on interlibrary loan. Again, watch it with your teens, both boys and girls and talk about it! If you're a little shy about talking (yes, the topic of sex should come up), there is a study guide available from the Media Education Foundation, distributors of the film.



Barbara said...

This looks like it's going to be very interesting. Did somebody say they were going to tape it?

I'm Jet . . . said...

That would be great if someone could. I don't have the equipment to do that.

I'm very interested in seeing this.


Andrea Murphy said...

I'm going to tape it. Why don't we have our next meeting here, and those who want to watch it can stay for dinner and a film?