After watching two documentaries, listening to some intense slam poetry, and reading an intense response to a Dove advertisement, I learned that I have no clue what it means to be a woman in today’s society. I mean really, the representation of women in the media is NOT up to par. Gosh, it gives me chills to just think about that.
I’m a huge fan of popular media. To think that women are not being represented as they should be, and they continue to be poorly represented, it just really sad. I want to help change this.
Damn, what have I been doing these past 20 years? It’s time for me to help make a difference. All of us women, everywhere-we need to help change the view of women. We don’t need to continue to be confined to what we have come to believe is how we ought to look or what society expects of us. SCREW THAT. Screw being confined to adjectives that make you feel LIKE SHIT and don’t represent who you are AT ALL.
I can’t even express my own words anymore. I have a lot to learn. And I have a lot of work to do.
What I watched:
1. Independent Lens: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
- which you can watch online at PBS for free
2. Miss Representation
- which can be rented for $2.15 on YouTube
3. “Pretty” by Katie Makkai
What I read:
1. Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry by Jazz Brice
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” -Lousia May Alcott