The conversation on gender, women, self-esteem and representation is an ongoing one and one which cuts across racial, ethnic, religious and economic lines. I came across some disturbing pieces of media regarding women and girls this week.
- How the media portrays Muslim women (info graphs)
- Spanking for Jesus (WARNING: explicit language) – a look into the world of dominating husbands and submissive wives in some Christian communities
- Number 1 single reinforcing rape myths – Where Robin Thicke objectifies violence against women in a catchy song
- Nigella Lawson choking incident – The celebrity chef’s experience with domestic violence goes public
For more information on how the media portrays women and girls and tips on how to challenge the status quo, check out the trailer for Miss Representation.
Bonus piece – watch Stephen Colbert’s beautiful tribute to his mother, who passed away last week at the age of 92.