Miss Representaion

Photo Credit: pierofix via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: pierofix via Compfight cc

Recently my sorority watched a film on Netflix called Miss Representation.

Watching this film struck up some very strong feelings.

If you have not watching this film, I highly recommend it.

The film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

This issue is a major concern in today’s world because women are known to be the submissive while men are known to be more dominant.

What bothers me more than anything is that women are always subject to what they look like. In the film, it talks about how in politics it does not matter if you are the most intelligent women in the United States, if you do not look like the standards of the American dream woman, you are not given the time of day.

I just want to know when the image of women had changed and why?

Since when did being the same become something women should strive for?

As a woman, I can only hope that my future daughter will have a strong powerful voice that she is not afraid to use, because lately women are afraid of having power.

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” ~Roseanne Barr

 

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