Last Sunday I helped out at the screening of Miss Representation, put on by Kim Flanagan and Church, My Style. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and consists of a series of interviews exploring how the media's misrepresentation of women has led to less women in positions of leadership, influence, and power. I would say that the main point of the video it to gain a better awareness on consumerism, become more responsible consumers, and to realize what we are supporting and what messages the media is giving to women and men. The quote that I really like from the movie is "You can't be what you can't see". After the screening a panel of influential women in Calgary led a discussion with the viewers of the film on some of the actions we can take in our personal lives to increase women's value in society.
For those of you interested in this topic, here is a video of Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the Founder and CEO of missrepresentation.org speaking at the TEDX Women's Conference in 2011. I think this talk is a good breakdown of the main points and objective of the movie.
And finally, here is what I wore to the event.
Modcloth All Things Fancy Dress
Zara leather jacket
Aldo Klepper boots
belt via SWAP
Fossil watch (similar)