Go The Girl Power!

A cause extremely close to my heart, I feel it is only natural that I partake in ‘spreading the word’.  So here I am offering forward what I truly believe is a great cause towards a different better way of thinking for our women of tomorrow.
I recently saw this film ‘Miss Representation’ on the Oprah Winfrey Network back in October.  The film has also been seen at the Sundance Film Festival and due to the films exposure it is my belief the website has established a life of its own.  Once you have had a chance to either click on the website or watch the movie trailer (for an insight into what the director Jennifer Siebel Newsom is attempting to achieve) please consider taking the pledge, I did. 
I truly believe it is important that our women of tomorrow start with a strong foundation from today.  I believe achieving that strong core will come from educating our girls that their strength lies within, not from the pages of a glossy magazine or what society may be portraying as ‘hot’ this month.  We need to reteach ourselves that girls do have the capability, capacity and intellect to achieve their dreams without the obstacles placed before them from media and society. 
This website is more than this film; it’s starting the conversation, so won’t you please join in?!
All the information below is taken from the website www.missrepresentation.org
About the film

A new way of thinking!

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviours.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

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