Miss Representation is a documentary style film written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Its main focus correlates to its title, in that, it attempts to expose the gender bias and sexism in mainstream media. The film includes testimonials from celebrities including Katie Couric (who went to my high school, #shoutoutYHS), Condoleezza Rice, Geena Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Rosario Dawson, Rachel Maddow, etc. An element I thought was particularly noteworthy was the viewpoints of high school students, mostly women, incorporated with those of the celebrities.
Congrats on completing your D2! I enjoyed reading your essay. I believe the question/puzzle your essay is trying to answer is how to fix the gender depiction in Ex Machina. The existing conversation among scholars is that the movie is sexist and portrays women in a negative light. I think this is an interesting question to ask. Your essay has a clear “they say—I ask” thought movie. I was able to see that the scholars see an issue with gender in the movie, and then you ask what can be done to fix it. The paper will provide us ways to solve the sexism in the film.
For my project I want to write an Observer article on Pocahontas and how she has been disremembered in pop culture translates in our modern society and portrayal of women. With this, Pocahontas will also be shown to add more context and allow people to judge for themselves. At the
The biggest challenge while researching and writing this paper was strictly presenting scholastic and objective arguments in order to avoid bias and reduce critics’ opportunity to discredit or delegitimize my work, especially those who oppose feminism. Presenting a rebuttal statement and then counteracting it with more critical arguments of how that specific repudiation is problematic, acknowledges critical audiences’ concerns while remaining adamantly strong in my stance. I was conscious to pay the respected attention to detail when selecting rhetoric language as it conveys the appropriated tone and mood of the paper to the reader as it represents the film. Just as typical research papers require, my primary source, The Little Mermaid, is immediately and easily identifiable within the paper, and unlike most scholarly works, the analyzed topic is the primary source itself. However, the problematic dynamics the film presents based on the sexist theme it poses, may be too broad and largely based without adequately supportive and specified examples from the film. This was another one of the concerns I had when I first began to construct my paper because there were so many different examples of female
Miss Representation is a documentary that depicts how the media plays a significant role in the way women are portrayed in modern culture and society. The documentary forces us to
Literary Criticism Essay Criticism of the three videos given to watch show feminist and gender criticism. While different forms of critics’ transition and can be found in each video. The videos give insight on these few forms of criticisms. The Siskel and Ebert Halloween Review from 1978 shows how they like
Miss Representation Critical Analysis In Miss Representation, many female actresses, news anchors, politicians, directors and producers talk about how females suffer a lot of social, political and economic inequalities in today’s society. There are double standards against women in magazines, on TV, in movies, the news, politics, and the workplace. The media is an influential part of modern culture. When women are portrayed as objects for men to use -- never as the protagonist or president -- and when female news anchors are objectified, this will cause girls of all ages to begin viewing themselves as objects. Girls grow up in a world where their voice does not count; where our culture does not embrace them in all of their diversities, where
The topic that I have chosen to talk about is the Miss America Pageant Protest. This was a protest that occurred in 1969 in Atlantic City. This protest started off as a publicity stunt, so more individuals would tour the city. The pageant was divided into a couple of days of the week and each day their would be different events for women that were chosen to attend. This event was basically portraying that women had to be a certain way in order to compete or get the “Miss America” title. As time went on, feminist around the world gathered together to protest how unfair pageants were. They declared that pageants were only focused on physical characteristics of women, and if an individual didn’t meet the “requirements”, then they wouldn’t qualify
For this assignment, I chose a modern day film that affected me personally on so many levels. I chose For Colored Girls by Tyler Perry because I could see so much of myself in the characters.The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Tyler Perry uses twenty characters to live out the poems in the film. Each deal with pressing issues that affect women of color. I'm sure that many other women of color can relate to many of the issues these women faced in real life. The film personifies the struggles that women particularly black women suffer from including their personal crises', love, infidelity, rape, abortion and more. The film shows just what black women go through in their daily lives yet still stand strong
Choose three different popular culture artifacts (primary sources) that reflect the identity you’ve chosen for your essay. For instance, if I were analyzing portrayals of female college professors in movies, I’d pick for my artifacts three movies that portray female college professors (I’d choose the best three, the ones that seemed most interesting, revealing, or perplexing, out of a search of many). Apply the following “moves” to each of your artifacts. Please include a URL address or hyperlink to each of your artifacts, if possible.
The Scarlet Letter vs. Easy A To begin with this essay, I will be focusing on two pieces of media. I had recently read a book named "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and watched a movie called "Easy A". People say that Easy A
The message that was presented in the video “Miss Representation” was that the media is a powerful tool to shape the world. However, the media has been utilized not for the benefit of human being instead in the most negative way that anyone can possibly think of. It has indeed shape the representation of women globally in this generation. It degenerated the name of woman and what they are capable in this world whether they are use for political, and/or economical. The trailer for Miss Representation presented this powerful message through the usage of a video of selected people being interviewed about feminism and the cruelty that they endure during the twentieth century. This highly sensitive message in the video of Miss representation is
The initial idea for the piece was to come across to our audience in a way that was not too didactic but still had a clear and direct underlining message in a more dialectic way, we did this by using comedy as the gateway between the piece and the audience. For my research I found a great number of articles linking the correlation between sexism and social media, I thought this was an interesting topic as it was used not only as way to capture our target audience through the concept of social media, but it also brings up a lot of other issues that we could explore. As social media could be seen as the kryptonite of society, it is a way for humans to connect with one another through a platform and not have to deal with the consequence of their actions.
My peer review revealed they understood my message, it had good flow using transitional phrases, and my thesis statement was clear. My main weak area was my conclusion on both my peer reviews. My reviewers said my conclusion was too short and needed more emotion. I took their advice and rewrote my conclusion adding an emotional connection which I think helped improve my personal essay a lot.
I think the film presented the history of the women’s movement well, drawing on the many different faces of women. Each person had a different story to tell with their own unique perspective. Heather Boothe spoke about the demand for illegal abortions and how pregnancy was so undesirable to the point that women committing suicide or dying in the process of trying to abort their babies. I think that this attitude is irreverent of the new life they have in their bodies, that even if the baby was unwanted the mother has a duty to take care of it because it is from her own body and in many ways a part of