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On Wednesday, February 8,2012 the WSC hosted a screening of the documentary film, MissRepresentation, written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

More than 100 people attended the reception before the film and the panel discussion after the film.

The WSC was extremely fortunate to have the use of the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center for the reception and the Football Screening Room for the screening of the film. WSC member Marcy Lanoue made all the arrangements for our use of these facilities.

What’s MissRepresentation?

This documentary film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. To watch the trailer and learn more about the 2011 film, go to film/

Distinguished Panel

A panel discussion following the film featured prominent USF scholars, administrators, and community members. The panel included:

Eleanor Cecil, Board of Directors, Tampa Chapter of National Organization for Women

Nikki Daniels, Executive Director, Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County

Kim Golombisky, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies & feminist media scholar

Navita James, Associate Professor of Communication & feminist media scholar

Amy Perkins, Associate Athletic Director, University of South Florida

Emily Ryalls, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication & Girl Studies/Media Studies scholar