STATEMENT FROM JENNIFER SIEBEL NEWSOM ON GENDERED MEDIA COVERAGE OF HILLARY CLINTON'S VICTORY SPEECH
"Throughout this election cycle and those past, we've seen too many reporters use sexist rhetoric when covering female candidates - whether focusing on their appearance, critiquing their femininity, or diminishing their ability to lead. Yesterday, several reporters took to Twitter to admonish Hillary Clinton for her tone during her victory speech, while often ignoring her substance and not covering the male candidates in the same light. This behavior sends the wrong message and should not be part of this election," said Jennifer Siebel Newsom.
"This type of reporting is precisely why we at The Representation Project expanded our #AskHerMore campaign into politics last year
. We must demand equally substantive media coverage of male and female candidates on both sides of the aisle
. This election is incredibly important, with very real issues at stake, and sexist commentary has no place in it."
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