Anti-sexism documentary to screen at Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla
By Sharon JonesComing on the heels of the uproar in the news over the super sexy commercials and half-time entertainment at this year’s Super Bowl game, the La Jolla Cluster Association will present the 2011 documentary “Miss Representation,” 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Muirlands Middle School auditorium, 1056 Nautilus St.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
During the Super Bowl, advertisers used sex and sexist stereotypes to hawk cars, candy, technology and beer, but viewers struck back through a Twitter hashtag, #NotBuyingIt.
CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes and other publications have written stories about the top offenders identified by viewers. “Miss Representation” promoters created the Twitter campaign.
The 90-minute film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
Teachers and students may attend for free (with school identification), but must RSVP in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door; available from
lajollacluster.comTo preview the film, recommended for ages 13 and older, visit