Courtesy of MissRepresentation.orgWhat should a powerful, successful woman look like?
Every day, the media tells us. At the store, you'll see tabloids splashed with Christina Aguilera's thighs, then come home to news of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's pantsuits (yes, still). Regardless of whether you're a fan of what the woman is saying or doing, the critical commentary drowns out her voice.
We're left with a very narrow definition of beauty.
This is the focus of the new documentary "Miss Representation," airing Thursday, October 20th at 9 p.m. on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The film, the directorial debut of Jennifer Siebel Newsom, an actor, Stanford MBA, mother and wife of California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, suggests that girls and women will painstakingly aspire to meet these unrealistic standards, even subconsciously.
Confidence-cutting messages continue to sell, and we're buying it.
The documentary depicts how American women areRead More »from “Miss Representation:” How to Overcome The Media’s Distortion of Women