Today on Your Call: How should we respond to the sexualization of women and girls in the media?

Feb 29, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the makers of the film, MissRepresentation, a documentary about the increasingly sexualized portrayals of women and girls in popular culture and news media and the continued absence of women in critical leadership roles.   How are these trends affecting our society--especially youth?  How do they impact you or those around you?  And how can we shift them?  Join us at 10 or email  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Regina Kulik Scully, executive producer of “MissRepresentation”

Meenakshi Gigi Durham, professor in the School of Journalism at University of Iowa and author of “The Lolita Effect: Why the Media Sexualize Young Girls and What You Can Do About It” 

Devanshi Patel, sophomore at Stanford University  




Common Sense Media

The Women’s Media Center

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The Center for Study of Women in TV--San Diego State University

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"Where Are the Women?": Lawmakers Walk Out on Contraception Rule Hearing After Female Witness Barred

Women in Media Fact Sheet

Beauty and Body Image in the Media

Demand for Plastic Surgery Rebounds by Almost 9%

ASAPS-- surgery statistics by gender

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Media's Effect on Body Image

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