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This is an amazing documentary that should be watched by every woman and girl in this country. What we THINK is happening or has happened with women's liberation, women's equality, women's opportunities, and what has REALLY happened in the last few decades, is not the same. This film calls a spade a spade and lets us see what is really going on in our society. Girls need to see how their futures are being formed and planned through what happens in the news, advertising and social media. The media pressures parallel much that is currently happening politically. And we cans ee why women are marching worldwide in January of 2017. Don't miss it.
Opened my eyes to some women's issues I never considered and reminded me of my own experiences as a woman in the workplace, relationships, how I viewed myself as a young lady and now as an 'older woman'. importance of women, young, middle aged, old, how society, driven by media objectifies 'us' ,stifling the way we view ourselves.
This documentary covers everything from modeling, Hollywood, Women who are leaders in government, societal impact challenges women have faced in a mans world.
The information is not presented in a 'man hater format', but rather the reality of how some men objectify women, comments "professional" men have made.
Really eye-opening and important. I cite the statistics a lot in conversation and it affects people. I watched it on Neflix and had to buy it so I could own it. I've watched it twice and I've lent it to my sister and just lent it to a guy I know who doesn't get how damaging it is to constantly critique women's looks, and he has a teenage daughter. It's so ingrained in our society to sexualize women like "That one's hot, that one's disgusting," even if you're talking about athletes or politicians or comics or musicians. They're out there being ambitious and talented, but because they're female, people tend to only care about their sex appeal. And if they're not incredibly hot and putting it out there, you won't see them on the covers of magazines. Same rule doesn't apply to men. For some reason they're interesting no matter how they look, and fully dressed. We don't notice it's happening constantly and we don't realize how damaging it is to the status of females trying to do things in the world. It minimizes and degrades them in the eyes of the public so it's harder for them to be taken seriously. It's heartbreaking. The most under-adressed prejudice in our society is against women. The fact that nobody seems to care is doubly heartbreaking. Once you see it, it's everywhere. Because it is everywhere, as this documentary points out. But sexualizing women sells products, and that's the bottom line. It's not going anywhere until it becomes offensive to us.
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2020
I rented this documentary for a school assignment. I had a few weeks to complete it, but unfortunately (unbeknownst to me) once you rent a movie on Amazon you have a very short window to watch it. What a rotten policy!! I don't see how it hinders Amazon to allow more time for viewing. I even have an Amazon student account, which didn't matter at all! As big as this company is, you would think they could make some kind of P.R. effort to help out with this issue. The attitude was eventually "too bad", i was not about to pay a second time. I ended up paying more somewhere else, but I was also able to view at my leisure.
The Documentary was great, I would highly recommend everyone watch it!!
I loved the film "The Mask You Live In" by this same director. This was a great documentary that tries to explain why "strong powerful women" are not the role models that are daughters are seeing represented by the media. They are not encouraged to develop their minds but are to focus on voluptuous bodies and empty headed dialogue. I would give it 5 stars but the end digresses into discussing capitalism and the impact on the feminist movement. I think the film tries to accommodate too many issues and viewpoints and overwhelms the viewer by the end. The film is 88 minutes in length- too long but the interviews of "powerful" women" are inspiring.
My 12-year-old's school shows this film in 9th grade. After listening to a presentation by one of the girls who watched the film, I decided to show it to my 6th grader. Be warned - there are a couple of scenes that might be too mature for the average pre-teen. However, I previewed it and decided to go ahead and show it to my daughter. (Skipped over one part that I found to be inappropriate for her level of knowledge).
We watched it together, and talked about it after. A very enlightening conversation. The one comment she made that really struck home with me was that she said she was really glad I hadn't waited to show it to her. She said by the time she was in 8th or 9th grade, it might have been too late and she may already "think of herself in that way." She said some girls in her grade were already getting the message that they had to be "sexy" and worried about the way they looked.
She then decided she wouldn't eat at Carl's Jr. anymore because she doesn't like their advertising. Just as we worry about what we eat and drink to promote a healthy lifestyle, we need to be concerned about what we put in our brains.
No illusions that we are going to change the world, but the movie did give her (and I) a different lens to look at it through.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2013
I saw this at a small screening in London, and knew I had to buy it (even though it is Region 1 and I can basically only watch it once before I have to change my computer settings back to normal.)
Recommended for all women or for anyone who knows a woman or works with one or is related to one. Seriously, this film will blow your mind. It's entertaining and riveting, and it will really make you think about how gender is represented in the media.
Talks about current issues in our society about gender inequality and the problems that ensue as a result. Eye opener for many. Goes hand in hand with its male counterpart, THE MASK YOU LIVE IN. As a middle-school teacher I'm going to be discussing some age-appropriate parts with the students to generate discussion. Language warning but this is for adults and teens.