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"Miss Representations" Explores Media’s Role in Disempowering Women, to Screen Here

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Remember when Fox News’ Sean Hannity put together an all-male faith panel to discuss — of all things — women’s birth control coverage? Do you remember the next day when the House Oversight Committee heard the testimony of only men on that selfsame topic? Well surely you’ll forgive filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom for somehow getting the impression that even in 2012 women are disempowered in the United States.

Actually, it’s more than just a sneaking suspicion. The United States ranks 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, and women hold only three percent of “clout positions” in mainstream media. Newsom’s documentary Miss Representation explores the of media representations in disempowering women, leaving us with not only a disgraceful lack of women in power positions, but with a society in which 65 percent of women and girls exhibit some class of eating disorder.

You have two chances to catch the acclaimed film in Baltimore. It will be screened as part of the WOW-Baltimore festival on Friday, March 2 at 11:15 a.m. at the Meyerhoff. It will also screen on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30 p.m. at the UM Carey School of Law, Room 106E, where it will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include: Dr. Erika Falk, author of Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns; Jayne Miller, award-winning journalist and lead investigative reporter at WBAL-TV; and Dr. Georgia Sorenson, visiting professor of leadership studies, UM Carey Law.

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