Miss Representation: Fighting Back

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
11 am-12:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 12
Activity: 
Film Festival

Women and girls are misrepresented, marginalized and maligned across every form of media — when their perspectives aren’t missing altogether. Just as troubling, women are virtually invisible among the top-ranking executives and board members who set media conglomerates’ agendas for content, production and distribution. Is it any surprise, then, that media consumers are bombarded with hyper-sexualized images of pre-teens, pundits and politicians alike?

How are women and girls taking action to challenge sexism (and racism, homophobia and class bias) in the media? How are they holding media corporations accountable to their communities’ needs? What institutional changes are they effecting in the media landscape? Find out what tools they're using to fight back — and how you can join the feminist media activist movement.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good