REPORT: New California governor’s wife to go by different title in nod to ‘gender equality’

JANUARY 10, 2019

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In a bold stand for gender equality, Jennifer Siebel Newsom insists she be called California governor Gavin Newsom’s “first partner.”

The filmmaker and women’s rights advocate is eschewing the traditional “first lady” title, instead going by what she feels is more apt because “we’re going to have a female governor someday soon,” she told POLITICO. The official site for the California governor also lists Siebel Newsom as first partner.

“There’s a status quo that devalues women and, unfortunately, puts women as second-class citizens in this country,” Siebel Newsom tells MAKERS. “People need to be awakened and re-educated to our own internal sexism and acceptance of the status quo.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“I couldn’t imagine raising a healthy girl in a culture that objectifies, demeans and degrades women on a regular basis,” says the mother of four. “I knew I had to question it and I knew I had to explore it.”

Siebel Newsom did that with her award-winning film Miss Representation, a documentary about the underrepresentation of women in power and influence that “challenged the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.”

In her second film, The Mask You Live In, the award-winning filmmaker flipped the script, examining how “our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men and society at large.”

After an overwhelming response to her first film, Siebel Newsom launched The Representation Project, a nonprofit that inspires individuals and communities to challenge gender stereotypes and shift norms using film and media.

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  1. Laurie January 10th, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I don’t understand her comment that she chose to be called “First Partner” because someday there will be a woman governor of CA? If you are called “ First Lady” there still can be a woman governor someday!!


    • Jackie January 10th, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Exactly. She is an idiot. Its suddenly bad to be called a lady?! So tired of their ignorance.


  2. Katin January 10th, 2019 at 11:09 am



  3. Kathy January 10th, 2019 at 11:59 am



  4. SA January 10th, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Let’s make it easy because some day CA may have a something gov. Official title “the it that lives with the gov of ca”


  5. Richard January 11th, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Isn’t California the porn capital at least of the U.S.? How does that fit into the big picture of objectifying women?


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