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Miss Representation

"American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths. MissRepresentation.org believes that all people should be equally represented in our media, that our voices should be heard and that we should all be valued for our talents, capacity as leaders, and ability to contribute to the world at large."

Stanford Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research will host a screening of Miss Representation as part of V-week on April 24, 2012. Co-sponsors include the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Inter-Sororiety Council, V-Week, and Healthy Body Image Program. Click here for information on the screening.

In conjunction with the Miss Representation screening, we are holding an essay contest.  We invite you to take action and promote gender equality by picking one media image that you would change and write a 150-word essay on how you would challenge the media's limited portrayal of women and girls. Entries will be judged on their originality, clarity in expressing the message, vision, and awareness of issues surrounding women in the media.  Click here for details.  Deadline for entry is April 10, 2012.

For more information on the Miss Representation movement and where to find more screenings of the film in your area, visit the Miss Representation website.