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School of Communication's Todd Fraley, left, and Anthropology Professor Avenarius Christine, right, held a discussion after the viewing of Miss Representation, a documentary on women in the media at Mendenhall's Hendrix Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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School of Communication's Todd Fraley, left, and Anthropology Professor Avenarius Christine, right, held a discussion after the viewing of Miss Representation, a documentary on women in the media at Mendenhall's Hendrix Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Film, discussion focus on women

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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Mainstream media’s stereotypes of women, the lack of female representation in politics and the boardroom, and what America can do about it were the topics of discussion during a film screening and panel discussion at East Carolina University on Tuesday.

Sponsored by the School of Communication, the 90-minute “Miss Representation” documentary focused on the media’s representation of women and girls as sex objects, mostly to be used for men’s pleasure. According to the film, only 16 percent of women in Hollywood movies are cast as the protagonist. Even then, they are shown in relation to men, incapable of being able to function on their own.


The film also explored how those representations carry over into society.

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