As part of efforts to persuade “mainstream magazines to publish one unPhotoshopped image of beauty per issue,” the Keep It Real Campaign has partnered with Miss Representation, the SPARK Movement and other groups to show that unrealistically perfect images of girls and women in magazines have real consequences.
Back in October, we wrote about Jennifer Siebel Newsom's powerful new documentary Miss Representation. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and has since aired a few times on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Newsom spoke today at TEDWomen about the effect that the media's portrayal of women has on our daughters.
You can't be what you can't see.
That's one of the main themes of Miss Representation, a new documentary that takes a long hard look how the mainstream media portrays women - and how that message is received by teen and tween girls.
Just turn on the TV and see for yourself: Commercials and television shows are filled with images of skimpily clad, over sexualized women flaunting their physical "assets."