mardi, février 28, 2012

Invitation à une projection : Miss Representation

Faut-il plus de femmes aux postes de pouvoir ? Oui, répondent les intervenantes de ce documentaire consacré à la sous-représentation féminine dans les hautes sphères du capitalisme et de l'État.

S'il est indéniable que les hommes occupent majoritairement les lieux de pouvoir et de décision, est-ce bien d'une parité dont nous avons besoin ? Le féminisme libertaire, est-ce vouloir le même monde, le même capitalisme, la même exploitation des ressources naturelles, des travailleurs et des travailleuses, au féminin ?

L'Union Communiste Libertaire vous propose de venir en discuter à l'occasion de cette projection!

Une traduction chuchotée vers le français sera disponible durant la projection.

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Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. 

While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

Come and join us for the screening and the discussion that will follow! The documentary will for sure create interesting critiques from a radical point of view :).

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Mercredi 7 mars 2012
DIRA (2035 St-Laurent, 3ième étage)

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