“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” – Miss Representation

Miss Representation is a documentary film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, first screened at the 2011 Sundance Festival that explores women’s under-representation in positions of power and influence in America and challenges the limited portrayal of women in mainstream media.

Women are:

3% of clout positions in the mainstream media

3% of ‘Fortune 500 CEOs

7% of mainstream film directors

16% of film protagonists

17% of Congress

While women make up 51% of the population

Next time you see a movie, ask yourself . .

How many women to men are in the cast?

How often do the women talk to each other?

How many women appear in non-traditional roles?

How many women writers, directors or producers were involved in making the film?

Information provided from misssrepresentation.org Miss Representation features Barbara Berg, Caroline Heldman, Catherine Hardwicke, Condoleeezza Rice, Cory Booker, Daphne Zuniga, Dianne Feinstein, Dolores Huerta, Gavin Newsom, Geen Davis, Gloria Steinem, Jackson Katz, Jane Fonda, Jean Kilbourne, Jim Steyer, Katie Couric, Lisa Ling, Margaret Cho, Nancg Pelosi, Pat Mitchell, aul Haggis, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson

Other data to consider is that women bear the weight of creating 100% of the human life on this planet. So, shouldn’t their voices be heard?