On today's Your Call we’ll honor International Women’s Day with a discussion about the status of women’s reproductive rights. States enacted a record number of abortion restrictions in 2011, and they continue to come out. Virginia just enacted a bill mandating ultrasound exams for women seeking abortions. Why are women’s reproductive rights being targeted now? And how are you responding? Join us at 10 or email email@example.com. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Miss Representation 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 – 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. Here are some girls talking about how images are affecting them:
The “3Girls” in the 3GirlsTheater are three experienced writers and theater personalities: Suze Allen, AJ Baker and Lee Brady. Their goal, according to Allen, is to put “women's work on stage where it belongs.”
At the moment, the cast and crew of “3Girls Theater” are in rehearsal. They are preparing for two plays: The Right Thing and What about Ben? – both written by Baker and Brady, and directed by Allen.