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, in politics, in sports, and beyond.
#ASKHERMORE AT THE OLYMPICS
From the red carpet to the slopes, the media sends the limiting message that a woman’s value lies in her youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in her accomplishments – yes, even at the Olympics. According to a study that analyzed over 160 million words from decades of newspapers, academic papers, tweets, and blogs, male athletes are three times more likely than women to be mentioned in a sporting context, while women are disproportionately described in relation to their marital status, age, or appearance.
Let’s make this Olympics different by holding reporters accountable with #AskHerMore. Join us throughout the Olympics to tweet and remind reporters we will not tolerate sexist reporting. Together, we will change the narrative about women in sports and our culture at large.
And check out these athletes breaking world records and glass ceilings this year:
#ASKHERMORE AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
With the sea change that occurred in 2017 around sexual discrimination in the workplace, it was more important than ever that Golden Globes red carpet reporters #AskHerMore. Whether celebrating the $15 million dollars raised for the #TimesUp legal defense fund, spotlighting activists including Tarana Burke and their work, or cheering on Oprah, a mogul, actress, activist, and survivor as she became the first Black women to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award, the Golden Globes was a powerful reminder that “a new day is on the horizon.”
Join us March 4, 2018 to #AskHerMore at the Oscars to remind the Academy and the entertainment industry that we want stories that represent us all.
Whether celebrating the $15 million dollars raised for the #TimesUp legal defense fund, spotlighting activists including Tarana Burke and their work, or cheering on Oprah, a mogul, actress, activist, and survivor as she became the first Black women to receive the Cecil B. Demille award, the Golden Globes was a powerful reminder that “a new day is on the horizon.”
At the 89th Academy Awards, the #AskHerMore campaign urged viewers, reporters, and performers to celebrate women’s artistic achievements instead of focusing on their looks, beauty, and sexuality. Both on the red carpet and at the main show, The Representation Project challenged viewers to confront limiting stereotypes and demand for better representation for all.
With more than 8 million people calling on red carpet reporters to ask about more than the dress (or tux!), you made your voice heard and Hollywood listened.
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.