Women in Politics: Representation and Reality a Communications Forum Event Moderated by Marah Gubar

Published on: October 27, 2015

Please join us Thursday, November 12th from 5-7pm for a special Communications Forum event moderated by MIT’s Marah Gubar. Women in Politics: Representation and Reality Thursday, November 12, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 pm Room 3-270, MIT Abstract Women are chronically underrepresented in U.S. politics. Yet TV shows, fictions, and films have leapt ahead of the electoral curve to give us our first female president(s). What messages about women and power do these fictional representations of female politicians send? What connections (if any) can we draw between representation and reality? What challenges do real-life women politicians face as they represent themselves to voters and to the press? Speakers Mary Anne Marsh is a Boston-based political consultant who has worked on many local and national campaigns. She also serves as a Democratic political analyst on the FOX News Channel and on other national and local media. Ellen Emerson White is the author of many books for children and teens, including the critically acclaimed President’s Daughter series, which chronicles the experiences of a Massachusetts girl whose mother becomes the first female president of the United States. http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/forums/Women-in-Politics.html Communications Forum events are free and open to the public. Women in Politics poster 1