A limited number of copies of the document will be available
from church. A sign up sheet is available in the narthex. Here
at UIF, we recently concluded a study of the proposed ELCA
Social Statement on “Faith, Sexism and Justice”.
The Justice ministry is now offering the opportunity to view
the documentary Miss Representation:
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss
Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture
contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of
power and influence in America.
The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we
live with every day but fail to see – how the
media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women
and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and
achieve leadership positions.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force
shaping cultural norms, the collective message we 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 33rd out of the 49 highest
income countries when it comes to women in the national
legislature. And it’s not better outside of government.
Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of
directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and
editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with
politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and
academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem,
Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy
Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates
startling facts and statistics that will
leave the audience shaken., but armed with a new
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The documentary is available now on Netflix for subscribers.
If you do not have Netflix and are interested in viewing it, a
screening will be held in a congregant's private home on July
29 at 10:00 am. A sign up sheet is available on the table
outside the sanctuary. Sign up is limited to 12 and a waiting
list will be developed for interest beyond this limit. A second
viewing will be scheduled if indicated. See any Justice
ministry member for more information. We hope you will join us
to be educated on this important subject.