Saturday, January 22, 2011

For all those who believe in equality...a powerful new film

Click here for the trailer

"Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news, and entertainment to give us an inside look at the media’s message. Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power by challenging the limited and often disparaging portrayal of women in the media. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive forces in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that women’s primary value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality—not in their capacity as leaders. Through the riveting perspectives of youth and the critical analysis of top scholars, Miss Representation will change the way you see media."
From the website

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Book recommendation

"...decades of experience have taught us that gaining reproductive rights is not a simple answer to the bigger problem of ensuring reproductive justice for all women." Started reading a new book this morning...In Our Control by Laura Eldridge. Only a chapter or so in but already want to recommend!