Millions are expected to watch tonight’s final presidential debate. As we tune in, it’s important to remember who’s watching: our children. What are they learning? Many pundits and media outlets have highlighted the message girls are getting: that it’s okay to objectify their bodies and diminish their voices. But our boys are listening, too, and here’s what they’re learning:
Now more than ever, it’s critical we have a conversation about healthy masculinity and what it means to “Be a Man” in America. Share this video on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with your friends and family to encourage them to watch The Mask You Live In and join in the conversation. Together, let’s challenge limiting stereotypes and norms and create a world where our children can fulfill their human potential.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
5th Anniversary Benefit Celebration
You’re invited to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Representation Project and our film, Miss Representation, on October 25th at The Chapel in San Francisco at 6:00 p.m.
Join us in honoring Regina K. Scully who recently received the Women’s Media Center’s Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award. We’re quickly selling out so purchase your tickets today!
Representation Around the Web
“On Tuesday, data scientist Nate Silver tweeted a map of what the election would look like if only women voted and what it would look like if only men voted. As you can see, the Trump camp is overwhelmingly male — which gave them an idea. What if women aren’t allowed to vote? Someone replied to Silver with the hashtag #RepealThe19th, referring to the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, The Los Angeles Times reports. What followed was an absurd string of sexist tweets.” – Refinery29
- The Atlantic: The Precarious Masculinity of 2016 Voters
- Bustle: No 2016 Nobel Prizes Went to Women — and That’s Total Bullsh*t
- CNN: Michelle Obama Denounces Trump for ‘Bragging about Sexually Assaulting Women’
- The Huffington Post: Black Woman Says Flight Attendant Didn’t Believe She Was a Real Doctor
- New York Magazine: Trump’s One Public Service Was Exposing the Misogyny of the GOP
- Vox: Dear Donald Trump: I Played in the NFL. Here’s What We Really Talk about in the Locker Room
A panel of young female change agents and social justice advocates led by
Jennifer Siebel Newsom at the WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival.
Image via Miss Representation’s Instagram