New wave of activists challenge notions of beauty
How women are portrayed in the media doesn’t just affect women; it impacts all of society. Feminists aren’t just women either. Male filmmakers like Darryl Roberts are supporting the movement with acclaimed documentaries. MIss Representation, a documentary that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network last year, is one example of male-created art that promotes gender equality. CNN reports:
Here’s the fantasy: A half-naked women lies across a couch, lips pouty and cleavage prominent as her sultry gaze implores you to buy this bottle of perfume.
The reality: Women make up 51% of the United States yet only 17% of seats in the House of Representatives. They’re 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 7% of directors in the top 250 grossing films.