Women make up half the US population and give birth to 100% of the population, but still make up less than 20% of Congress! We’re not guaranteed paid parental leave, universal pre-K, or equal pay – all of which contribute to the US ranking 28th globally on gender equality. Let’s use this election to change these statistics and demand better representation for all.
This week, we’re launching the #RepresentHer campaign to celebrate women in politics and advocate for women-friendly policies. Join us this Wednesday and Thursday night starting at 8:30 p.m. ET for the Republican National Convention and again next week for the Democratic one. Together, we will hold politicians accountable for meeting the needs of women and girls in the 2016 election and beyond.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Representation Around the Web
“Standing in a bra, leggings, and nothing else, [Paloma] Elesser demonstrates how to tell if your sports bra fits correctly. What’s striking about the image, though, is what it doesn’t have: Any mention of her being plus-size or any indication that there is something different about this image compared to the rest on the page. In including Elesser in the mix, free of context, Nike is normalizing the idea that women of all shapes and sizes care about fitness – the ultimate goal on the path toward inclusivity.” – Huffington Post
- Fortune Magazine: Why All the Women in Congress are Getting Barbie Dolls Today
- The Huffington Post: Jennifer Aniston – For the Record
- MIC: Alicia Keys and 24 Other Celebs Tell You What Gets You Killed if You’re Black in America
- New York Magazine: What Mass Killers Really Have in Common
- Refinery29: This 14-Year-Old Nails what “Being Privileged” Means
- Upworthy: 8 Inspiring Photos Prove Boys Don’t Have to Act Like ‘Boys’ to be Boys
Jennifer Aniston speaks abut the destructive power of paparazzi culture.
Image via Miss Representation Instagram