Last week, we watched as gender took center stage at the first Presidential debate between a man and a woman in our country’s history. Moderator Lester Holt asked Donald Trump what he meant by saying Hillary Clinton didn’t have “a presidential look.” Trump then pivoted to “[Clinton] doesn’t have the stamina” to be president. Clinton responded with asking Trump to please explain how he could call women “pigs, slobs, and dogs.”
It’s critical to keep limiting gender stereotypes out of politics. That’s why this week, we’re asking you to share this video we made in partnership with ATTN and join us for the upcoming debates. We’re live tweeting the Vice Presidential debate tonight at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and the second Presidential debate on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. This election, let’s make sure our politicians #RepresentHer and everything that is valued by women.
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
“In the short film American Male… writer and director Michael Rohrbaugh explores the ways masculinity forces men to act a certain way, [using voiceover to explain,] ‘in order to survive, a chameleon will change color to blend in with its surroundings. At a young age, I began to closely observe the people around me. The way they talked, the way they walked. What they said, where it got them. Now, I am no longer a person, but a set of social cues.” – Mic
- Entertainment Weekly: Gender Stereotypes Have No Place in Politics
- Buzzfeed: I Didn’t Wake Up Like This
- The Huffington Post: Not Just Hillary: Young Women in Debate Face Sexism, Double Standards
- The Huffington Post: Serena Williams Vows to No Longer Remain Silent about Police Brutality
- Upworthy: This Toy Ad Features a Boy Playing Dress-Up as a Queen, and People are Loving It
- Washingtonian: Two Supremely Dapper Grooms Star in a Harlem Renaissance Wedding Shoot at the Ritz-Carlton
Author Laila Lalami’s tweet about the first Presidential debate on Monday.
Image viaMiss Representation’s Instagram