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5 reasons you need to watch "Miss Representation"

Thursday night at 9 p.m ET, OWN Network is airing a groundbreaking documentary on the portrayal of women in media. It will shock and enlighten, and buzz around your brain for days to come. Join the iVillage viewing party for our LIVE CHAT (a little companion viewing!) with special guest panelists!

Thursday night at 9 p.m ET, OWN Network is airing a groundbreaking documentary on the portrayal of women in media. It will shock and enlighten, and buzz around your brain for days to come. Join the iVillage viewing party for our live chat (a little companion viewing!) with special guest panelists!

1. It will change the way you consume media
This documentary will make you aware of how skewed the media’s portrayal of women is. And it will make you want to support anyone attempting to address that imbalance.

2. The powerful women
Brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news and entertainment, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem to give audiences an inside look at the media’s message and depiction of women.

3. Speaking of Condoleezza
For those of you who thought you had her figured out after her long tenure with the Bush regime, think again. This documentary gives you rare insight into her character.

4. The wake-up call
It raises awareness of everyday issues we face as women with shocking statistics that will make your skin crawl.

5. It makes you think of the future of young girls
It will inspire you to help make the world a place where our daughters can be treated with full respect and equality. This doc can be a place to start that discussion.

Join the iVillage viewing party for our live chat Thursday 9ETwith special guest panelists!