“Miss Representation” | Their value still depends on how they look.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

— Alice Walker

I was once a confused, little girl who didn’t understand my value as a woman. Growing up, I based my entire acceptance of myself on my looks. This is why I don’t like the particular trend of current comedies that depend on situational humor and sexual belittlement, whether it be on women or men. Don’t just tell me, “It’s just a movie,” or “It’s just for fun,” because it sends out the wrong message and it does affect us who didn’t grow up in a strong familial unit (and it affects those who did too). There’s a time and place for everything, but there’s a fine line between what the media portrays and what it says about being who we are. Watch this video and learn a little bit more about what it means to be a woman in this world. We have to navigate it a little bit differently, a little bit more harshly, and we always have to be on the defense. There’s a ton of reasons why we have to.

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2 thoughts on ““Miss Representation” | Their value still depends on how they look.

  1. The line about women wanting mentors is so true, so imperative. I am 27 and a mentor for 7th grade girls. How are our young people going to overcome the media’s misrepresentation if they don’t have a tangible, walking and talking older woman whom they respect and admire to guide them? I think that, in part, is the answer. Older woman need to step it up, but instead, most of the 20, 30, and 40 year olds are still bar hopping and engaging in one night stands in the name of sexual freedom. And this has gotten us… nowhere. Who do they girls have to look up to when no one will remove the scales from there eyes?

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