The MissRepresentation.org group is such an inspiring resource of information for anyone concerned with modern media representation of women. The following video should be shared with every young woman you know.
“What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are” – Alanis Morissette
I shared it with my young friend, Sam, who is one of the sharpest college students I know. She gets it. There are so many other girls like her who would, too. Sam is outspoken, tolerant, and kind. I hope she leads other young people to understand her points of view and possibly influence them to open their minds as well.
Another recent suggestion in MissRepresentation.org’s newsletter was to talk to the men and boys in our lives about the effects of female objectification in the mainstream. Part of their concept of getting healthy is consuming “media that uplifts women instead of limiting them.” Males should not be excluded – we are all a part of the process. And children’s behavior is learned from both good and bad examples. Today is a day to celebrate the good ones.