Miss Representation http://kalw.org en Documentary examines how mainstream media hurts young women http://kalw.org/post/documentary-examines-how-mainstream-media-hurts-young-women <p><em>Miss Representation</em> is a new film about the rapid proliferation of media in the 21st Century and how it affects young boys and girls. The film notes that the reach of media today is unprecedented and more pervasive than ever before &ndash; and it may be presenting a very skewed portrayal of what it means to be female. Women are only 16 percent of the protagonists in movies and, Miss Representation argues, girls are encouraged by ads, TV and films to achieve an unrealistic standard of beauty at younger and younger ages. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:43:55 +0000 Holly Kernan 6970 at http://kalw.org Documentary examines how mainstream media hurts young women