Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Miss Representation: Come on WQs, It's our first contest!

Today, I signed the Miss Representation pledge.

 I was unaware I hadn't already signed it and admonished myself for this. So to make up for it I also signed up to be a rep. You don't have to do this but take the pledge! Miss Representation is everything that Warrior Queens stand for!

Here's a copy of the email I got so you can see WHAT easy things you'll have to do, and sign up yourself. Try it out today :)

Thanks for joining our movement to end sexism!

Now that you've taken the MissRepresentation.org pledge, here are some actions you can take immediately to make a difference:

1. Tell 5 people about the film and share one thing you learned from watching it.

2. Parents- watch TV and films with your children.  Raise questions like “What if that character had been a girl instead?”

3. Remember your actions influence others. Mothers, aunts and loved ones- don’t downgrade or judge yourself by your looks. Fathers, uncles and loved ones—treat women around you with respect.  Remember children in your life are watching and learning from you.

4. Use your consumer power. Stop buying tabloid magazines and watching shows that degrade women. Go see movies that are written and directed by women (especially on opening weekend to boost the box office ratings). Avoid products that resort to sexism in their advertising.

5. Mentor others! It’s as easy as taking a young woman to lunch. Start by having open and honest conversations with a young person in your life.

You are now dialed into a national movement to stand up to sexism and challenge the media's limiting portrayals of gender. Together we will make a huge impact on contemporary society.

Don't forget to visit missrepresentation.org for frequent updates and other ways of getting involved.

Each week we'll send you additional steps you can take to make change. Thanks!

Warmly,

Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the MissRepresentation.org Team

GO GO GO!

In fact, let's make this our FIRST contest.

Miss Representation has the #NotBuyingIt Campaign and it is beyond simple so here are the contest rules.

1. Take a picture of an ad or magazine you see that exhibits sexist attitudes (this is EASY). 
2. Tweet the picture with the hash tag #notbuyingit.
3. IN YOUR TWEET, include the tag for the product or company (@___________) AND the @beawarriorqueen tag. 
4. On Friday, March 2 I will randomly pick a name to username to win some WARRIOR QUEEN SWAG :) 


Have a beautiful Tuesday!
Raewyn

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