From the makers of the documentary, Miss Representation, comes the record of this year’s treatment of women in the media. How women’s body’s are portrayed in the media directly affects how women are treated as workers, citizens, and mothers. Those engorged breasts are welcome bursting onto a beer or fast food commercial, but not gently brought forth to nourish an infant: the United States is the lowest ranking developed country in the world for breastfeeding success due to the lack of cultural support according to the State of the World’s Mothers Report by the Save the Children Foundation (among other reports). As Alice Walker says, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Let’s hope 2014 is a year that moms get political and claim their power and rights as women.
Read more about the impact of media on breastfeeding at The Truth About Nursing.
About the Representation Project
The Representation Project is a movement that uses film and media content to expose injustices created by gender stereotypes and to shift people’s consciousness towards change. Interactive campaigns, strategic partnerships and education initiatives inspire individuals and communities to challenge the status quo and ultimately transform culture so everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, or circumstance can fulfill their potential