Friday, March 4, 2011

You should Know about......

Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from on Vimeo.

This trailer really spoke to me when I watched it this morning.... I am always one to show that you need to be a strong, intellegent woman and not just the blonde bimbo you see on TV.

Working with children you see all the misconceptions that the world has about the female population and what the media is really doing to the future women of our nation. It wasnt that long ago that women were not allowed to go to school, to read, write or even think for herself. It wasnt that long ago that women could not vote for our leaders.

Today the women of our nation are practically giving all the rights that soo many work hard to achive back by filling in the roles that we are told we must be a part of because we are the "weaker sex".

March is Womens History Month. I always make it a point to share famous female artists with my students since these women are always over looked. Yesterday we looked at Mexican artists Frida Kahlo. Out of all the female artists she is the one almost everyone knows (that and having a movie made of her life helped :] ).

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