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Relevant and Accessible,
This review is from: Miss Representation (DVD)Like Jean Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly series, this documentary is extraordinarily important and timely. Media literacy should be stressed in curricula for both children and adults, but unfortunately--even though Americans are exposed to more media now than they ever have been--it's often overlooked. And while our attentions are sometimes focused on "violence in the media" or "sex in the media," the pervasive underlying sexism that exists in almost all media output is generally ignored.
This film presents a great introductory look into this problem, and is a great starting place for anyone interested in media literacy--as we should all be.
The film isn't perfect, of course, and it can't begin to address all the ways that gender issues are misrepresented in the media, but it does provide a lot of good, accessible information. So don't stop here--keep reading, keep learning! Knowledge is power!