During the campaign, President Donald Trump said more than once, “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.” While his actions and language have shown otherwise, we are calling on him, now that he has taken office, to prove that he is a man of his word. That’s why we’re partnering with Promundo and a group of leaders – activists, legislators, artists, writers, fathers, sons, husbands, and citizens – to call on President Trump to support the women of this country and the world.
We’re calling on men in general and the President in particular to join us in challenging and overcoming misogyny and sexism. It’s not a zero sum game. We will all benefit from affordable high-quality childcare, accessible reproductive health services, equal pay, and paid family and medical leave. And, we can all agree that we need to expand our work nationally and internationally to ensure that no woman or girl is harassed, beaten, or assaulted.
We need President Trump to show us that nobody has more respect for women and girls than he does. Show us that he is a man of integrity who believes in equality. Show us that he agrees that men need to speak out and stand up and speak out against inequality and violence against women. Show us that as our President, he will #BeAModelMan.
That’s why this week, we’re asking you to join us and sign this petition calling on President Trump to respect women and #BeAModelMan. Together, let’s demand that the President of the United States represent all women, including Muslim, immigrant, Latinx, black, Native, poor disable, and queer women.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Tell Super Bowl Advertisers You’re Watching
Next Sunday, millions of people will watch the Super Bowl and it’s critical we continue to tell advertisers who’s really watching. Join us in tweeting the game and its commercials with #NotBuyingIt and #MediaWeLike. You’ll be joining an international effort that’s persuaded major corporations including GoDaddy, Chevrolet, and Teleflora to change sexist representations of women and men.
Representation Around the Web
“President Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees is shameful and un-American. And it feeds into the false stereotype that Muslims are terrorists, refugees are dangerous, and immigrants cannot be patriots… But I am encouraged by the outpouring of activism that we saw over the weekend. We need a connection revolution in this country, where we commit to doing more for others than for ourselves. And we can start by voicing our outrage and speaking out for those who may not have the same platform.” – Jennifer Siebel Newsom
- Fortune: Starbucks Will Now Allow New Fathers to Take Paternity Leave
- Mic: Oscars 2017: Viola Davis Just Became the First Black Actress to Earn 3 Oscar Nominations
- The New York Times: Sent Home for Not Wearing Heels, She Ignited a British Rebellion
- The Root: Woman in Viral Photo From Women’s March to White Female Allies: “Listen to a Black Woman”
- Vox: Men at the Women’s March? You Bet. Here’s Why They Came.
- The Washington Post: Aziz Ansari’s SNL Monologue Explores how Trump is the Chris Brown of Politics
A trailblazer for women in media and beyond. Remembering #MaryTylerMoore:
Image via Miss Representation‘s Instagram