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TOPIC: Missrepresentation movie

Missrepresentation movie 27 Nov 2016 20:28 #11084

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I recently saw the movie Missrepresentation which portrays women through the perspective of the media. I found this interesting because the media portrays women as objects that are used in order to commercialize whatever a company is trying to advertise. They make women believe that they need to be beautiful or have this perfect body in order to conform with society's expectations. It is crazy to think that society can actually expect someone to look or be a certain way in order to be socially accepted by others or a society in general. This films depicts how women are often not taken seriously for the simple fact that they are women. When they are in position of authority, they would often be judged by how they look. They use examples like Sarah Palin, who was governor of Alaska, and was being judged on the way she looked in which many would view her as a sexual desire that many men saw her as "hot" . I found more interesting on how a scene of the film, they explained the questions asked by reporters on females with the ones asked on male athletes. They would usually ask about what they are wearing, about their personal life, and many more. The experiment they did was to ask those questions on male athletes to demonstrate the difference, the results were just unexpected.
I believe that a film like this makes us realize what really goes on in society . Women should not be seen as objects nor should they have any obligation to conform to what society expects. Society should change this types of views and know that women are capable of anything and shouldn't be judged for the fact that they are a woman.
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