Anti-sexism documentary to screen at Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla


By Sharon Jones

Coming 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:

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door; available from

To preview the film, recommended for ages 13 and older, visit