Michigan Women's Foundation hosts documentary screening
'Miss Representation' to be screened at Wayne State University
The documentary is called Miss Representation and it shines an uncomfortable spotlight on the media. movies, magazines, music and how all of those aspects of the media are objectifying women and raising a generation of young women and young men to lower their expectations of women.
Yodit Mesfin Johnson, President and CEO of Lips and Hips and a mother of a young son points to the statistic that when you ask seven year old boys and girls what they want to be when they grow up, an equal number say, “President of the United States.” But when you ask that same question at age fifteen those numbers drop by nearly half. Mesfin Johnson says there’s a huge disconnect and part of it can be blamed on the media for lowering the image and expectation of women by the way they are depicted in movies, videos and advertisements.
Another Sponsor of the special screening Thursday night is the Michigan Women’s Foundation which urges men and women to attend, but more importantly, teenaged girls and teenaged boys, students going to college and anyone who has ever judged themselves or others by the images they see to see this documentary.
A Panel discussion will follow the screening. On the panel:
- Marla Drutz – VP and General Manager of WDIV TV 4, Female media exec in a male dominated industry
Karen Dumas – Communications Specialist.
Lisa Howze – State Representative
Sonia Plata – New Detroit
Mark Nesbitt –Automotive Professional
Dr. Anne Duggin – Wayne State University
- Panel Master-- Paula Tutman- WDIV TV Journalist
Wayne State University Community Arts Theatre
Thursday, May 10
$12 or 2 for $20
For more information, go to http://miwf.mediathree.net/?p=2782