As the Olympics continue this week, we’re thrilled to watch the record-breaking athleticism. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to get through an event without witnessing some jaw-dropping sexism, too. For example, after Olympian Katinka Hosszu broke the world record in the 400-meter individual medley, NBC commentator Dan Hicks called Hosszu’s coach and husband Shane Tusup the “man responsible.”
Commentary that makes women sidekicks in their own stories, that moves attention from their accomplishment to their appearance, and/or that undermines women in sports is exactly why we expanded #AskHerMore to the Olympics. And this week, in partnership with ATTN, we’re excited to share with you a new video on why it’s critical we challenge this sexist narrative:
Add your voice by sharing this video with your network and live tweeting the Olympics using our #AskHerMore guide. Viewers are already starting to speak up and make a difference. Together, we can ensure sexism has no place in our sports, media, or culture at large.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Global Youth Leadership Summit Brought Together Youth Leaders to #DisruptTheNarrative
This past Saturday, we hosted our inaugural Global Youth Leadership Summit where we convened over 100 youth leaders, change makers, and influencers to inspire positive change in our communities. Check out the Summit’s highlights here and sign up to be a Youth Rep to continue the conversation.
Representation Around the Web
“It starts with yourself. Nothing can change until we have a passionate movement within ourselves. Inspire your peers, family, and most importantly yourself.”– Jordan Doww, via VICE i-D’s piece on The Global Youth Leadership Summit
- ATTH: Constance Wu Speaks Out About Matt Damon’s Latest Role
- Daily Dot: How Male K-Pop Idols are Redefining Masculinity
- The Independent: Men in Iran Are Wearing Hijabs in Solidarity with Their Wives Who Are Forced to Cover Their Hair
- The New York Times: Illegal in Massachusetts: Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview
- NPR: Marriage And Motherhood Are A “Source Of Power,” Says Comic Ali Won
- Self Magazine: Serena Williams is Wonder Woman
Shaun Ross at The Global Youth Leadership Summit
Image via The Mask You Live In Instagram