I watched this film last night and it profoundly affected me. I don't know if it was covered here or on an affiliated site (my knowledge is likely affected by my laziness at Googling), but if you want to watch it, it's quite easy.... *coughgooglewatchmissrepresentationonlineputlockercough*
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For the second time this year, I accepted a prompt to "sign up" to be an internet activist. The first time was over my massive anger about Google putting my real name on YouTube (TL;dr version: I refused to merge accounts, they merged them anyways, I tried to separate, nevertheless if you know me you may now know about my collection of Alanis Morrissette videos).
For one of the few times in my life, the sign-up email actually provided information I wanted to pass on to others. I really believe this is important for the women who follow us.
Now that you've taken the MissRepresentation.org pledge, here are some actions
you can take immediately to make a difference:
1. Tell 5 people about the film and share the trailer: http://bit.ly/MissRepTrailer
2. Parents- watch TV and films with your children. Raise questions like "What if that character had been a girl instead?"
3. Remember your actions influence others. Mothers, aunts and loved ones- don't downgrade or judge yourself by your looks. Fathers, uncles and loved ones—treat women around you with respect. Remember children in your life are watching and learning from you.
4. Use your consumer power. Stop buying tabloid magazines and watching shows that degrade women. Go see movies that are written and directed by women (especially on opening weekend to boost the box office ratings). Avoid products that resort to sexism in their advertising.
5. Mentor others! It's as easy as taking a young woman to lunch. Start by having open and honest conversations with a young person in your life.
You are now dialed into a national movement to stand up to sexism and challenge the media's limiting portrayals of gender. Together we will make a huge impact on contemporary society.
Don't forget to visit missrepresentation.org for frequent updates and other ways of getting involved.