Estude inglês com a Netflix: Miss Representation

Assistir a séries na Netflix é um passatempo que muita gente adora fazer. E, se você quer praticar ou melhorar o seu inglês (ou qualquer outro idioma), as séries podem ser super aliadas neste processo. Mas para ter resultados relevantes, é importante estabelecer objetivos de aprendizagem.

Além das séries, há ótimos documentários como Miss Representation que aborda a influência da mídia e dos filmes, de forma negativa, na representatividade das mulheres em cargos de liderança e poder no cenário corporativo e político nos EUA. Tanto a mídia quanto os filmes distorcem a imagem e o papel da mulher. Que tal assistir e propor uma discussão em inglês com seu professor? Se você não estiver estudando, combine com seus colegas que também querem praticar o idioma.

E se você não for assinante da Netflix, você pode praticar seu inglês usando o texto da sinopse e até depoimentos sobre o documentário.



Discuss the following questions with your colleagues before watching the documentary:


1. What policies would you like to see your company offer you?

2. How can women be more equally represented in the C-Suite and in executive leadership positions in your company?

3. What is your opinion on this statement from Marian Wright Edelman, American civil rights activist: “You can’t be what you can’t see.”?

4. Are you familiar with the expression “glass ceiling”? Talk about it.

5. Do you think most men are emotionally illiterate? Why?

6. What policies can be put into place to move organizations toward gender equality?



Write down sentences with the words which are underlined and highlighted in bold:



Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.


“I would urge any parent, teacher – or media executive – to watch Miss Representation.” Gillian Tett, Financial Times

“73% of students said watching Miss Representation changed their opinion about the way in which women are represented in the media. After seeing the film, sixty-one percent of students reported speaking up when seeing or hearing something derogatory towards women.” REACT to FILM Survey

“Sharing Miss Representation with our employees was a powerful experience. The film… generated an active dialogue… and empowered our employees to speak out when they see things that need to change. This film raises critical issues facing our society today, and I would encourage other companies to become part of this important conversation.” Tracy Layney, VP of Global HR Strategy, Technology & Operations, Gap, Inc.

“As a [white] male in my 50’s [Miss Representation] made me painfully aware of the way we have mistreated women… our ‘male‘ collective behavior has created an… environment marked by a lack of integrity, fairness, and professionalism. This, in my opinion, is an environment that must change. I feel the need to be one male that steps forward to help with that change. Did I enjoy this? Not really. Did I need this exposure? Absolutely. More men need to be exposed to this film. Too many men, like myself, have gone far too long without seeing both sides of the themes brought forward in Miss Representation. Time for us to wake up.” Employee at Charles Schwab Screening, Denver, CO

“This powerful movie [Miss Representation] is not only educational, it’s entertaining, sometimes shocking, and really quite inspiring. Since our screening, I’ve heard a viewer talk about starting a media literacy campaign in her local community, another one plans to run for office, and countless others plan to share this film with their friends, families, and most importantly, teenage daughters and sons. It’s more than a movie; it’s starting a movement.” Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk, Atlanta Independent Women’s Network

“[Miss Representation] really helped me to better understand many of the difficulties women face today. It provides striking and insightful examples of inequalities suffered by women from the perspectives of both men and women.” Meelap, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Student



Watch the documentary and list all the interesting words and expressions you listen to. Try to use them during your speech while discussing the topics approached in Miss Representation and the message conveyed in the title misrepresentation and Miss representation.


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Escrito por Lígia Velozo Crispino e publicado na coluna semanal de inglês da Revista Exame. Editado para o blog da Companhia de Idiomas.


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