Our #AskHerMore campaign inspires people to call out sexist reporting and suggest ways to re-focus on women’s achievements.
With champions like Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Gloria Steinem, Maria Shriver, Lisa Ling, and Sandra Fluke and coverage by major media outlets like Entertainment Tonight and The New York Times, we’re engaging millions on social media and making a difference on the red carpet and beyond.
#ASKHERMORE AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
It’s 2017! With the start of the New Year, we’re continuing our commitment to challenge and overcome sexism in Hollywood, politics, sports, and beyond. In 2016, our #AskHerMore campaign continued to transform red carpet culture and encouraged reporters to ask women substantive questions that valued them beyond what they were wearing or “who” they were wearing to value them as whole human beings. And as 2016 taught, sexism and misogyny are still rampant in our media, society, and larger culture. There is still so much work to do!
That’s why we’re excited to start the year off right by bringing #AskHerMore to the Golden Globes this Sunday, January 8th at 6pm EST, 3PM PST.
Join us to live tweet the 2017 Golden Globes and #AskHerMore. Join us in challenging reporters to ask more about a woman’s artistic achievements and talents than her appearance. Together, we can build a world free from gender stereotypes.
#ASKHERMORE AT THE OLYMPICS
From the red carpet to the convention floor to the Olympic podium, wherever a woman goes, she’s all too likely to hear comments about her appearance. The media reinforces and perpetuates this pattern by describing women athletes more often by their marital status, emotional composure, and outfit than by their accomplishments.
UPDATE: Thank you for joining us to #AskHerMore at the #Olympics! Together, we took on sexist media and won. Check out some of our favorite moments from the campaign here.
This Olympics, the #AskHerMore campaign held media outlets accountable for focusing too much on women's marital status, emotional composure, and outfits as compared to their talents and accomplishments. Together, we ignited a global conversation
When Former Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton won primary elections in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, and Illinois, male pundits took to Twitter to critique Clinton's tone and appearance. Take for example, Joe Scarborough, host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, who tweeted that Clinton should "smile." This is exactly the kind of sexism we challenge with the #AskHerMore campaign. Learn more via Jennifer Siebel Newsom's statement.
At the 88th Academy Awards, we inspired viewers, reporters, and performers to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes. From the red carpet, to Chris Rock's #AskHerMore mention in the opening monologue, together we're sparking meaningful dialogue and change.
We expanded the #AskHerMore campaign to the Presidential election, starting with October 14th's Democratic Debate. Joined by millions worldwide, we called out sexist reporting and suggested ways to re-focus on women’s achievements using the hashtag #AskHerMore.
With the hashtags #AskHerMore and #SmartsGirlsAsk, we ignited a global conversation at the 67th Emmy Awards. Starting by sharing the viral video "Connie Britton's Hair Secret", you helped bring gender equity to the red carpet!
For the 2nd Annual #AskHerMore Oscars campaign, The Representation Project partnered with Amy Poehler's Smart Girls to encourage and celebrate reporters who asked about more than appearance on the red carpet. Together we reached 25M+ people worldwide and changed red carpet culture.
At the 66th Emmy Awards, The Representation Project encouraged red carpet reporters to go beyond appearance and ask about the achievements of women in Hollywood with the hashtag #AskHerMore - igniting an international conversation around gender equality.
The Representation Project Founder and CEO Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Jamia Wilson, and Lindsey Taylor Wood discuss why it's critical we #AskHerMore during the Presidential election in this op-ed on mic.com.
The Representation Project Founder and CEO Jennifer Siebel Newsom recaps the Oscars red carpet and discusses why #AskHerMore is so important in this op-ed on ETOnline.com.
Thanks to Jennifer Siebel Newsom's piece in The Daily Beast, this op-ed launched a movement. Read why she started #AskHerMore and how you can get involved.