BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Jan 28, 2014 |
Praise the App Gods. The incredible ass-kicking team behind Miss Representation has given us yet another gem. #NotBuyingIt is an app dedicated to calling out sexist representation, and celebrating media that empowers women and girls. *downloads immediately*
The app reads like an Instagram/Twitter hybrid. As you scroll through your #NotBuyingIt timeline, you read short posts from other righteous feminists calling out some horrible stuff, and you ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Movies on Jul 11, 2013 |
2011 brought us Miss Representation, one of the most influential documentaries on women and the media ever made. Across the world, feminist resource centers, colleges, universities, and countless individuals have screened the film. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. We only have great things to say about Jennifer Siebel Newsom's work. And now she's bringing us something new.
At Miss Representation screenings, many people asked Jennifer about ... Read More
BY Intern Maura in Boob Tube on Feb 07, 2012 |
We all know a Super Bowl just ain’t a Super Bowl without the sexist ads. Never mind the fact that just as many women watch the Super Bowl as men, and that a lot of them especially like to tune in to watch the commercials—nope, plenty of companies remain members of the “boobies = $$$” school of thought. This year, though, the organization Miss Representation started the #NotBuyingIt hashtag on Twitter, encouraging users to point out which ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in Boob Tube on Dec 09, 2011 |
Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies is celebrating women in film, both behind and in front of the camera. Paying tribute to female directors, writers, and producers (as well as the female characters they help create), the second annual Athena Film Festival is “A Celebration of Women and Leadership.”
The festival, running from February 9-12 at Barnard’s campus, focuses on diversity in both the real world and the film ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Oct 28, 2011 |
I hope that many of you got the chance to watch Miss Representation on HBO. It is truly a remarkable and eye-opening documentary. One of the most amazing thing about the film, though, is how it’s launched a movement to end negative depictions of women in the media: MissRepresentation.org. Recently they’ve turned their campaign toward Halloween, including this video that some of the Miss Rep interns made on a trip to a store selling costumes for ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Boob Tube on Oct 20, 2011 |
The documentary I've been dying to see since I first saw the trailer is finally premiering on TV tonight! Do not miss Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom; it's sure to be a powerful film about modern women's depictions in the media.
This is not just a film, it's the catalyst to a growing movement and a call to challenge the media. They've launched numerous social change campaigns already including, Represent Us, where anyone can ... Read More