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March 31, 2015

#AskHerMore: A Woman is More Than What She Wears

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Daytime Emmy Nominations are announced this morning, so it’s a perfect time to talk #AskHerMore!

Started by The Representation Project, #AskHerMore is a twitter campaign designed for people to suggest interesting and thought provoking questions for the reporters of the Red Carpet to ask the female celebrities. The Representation Project is known for their inspirational film Miss Representation, which calls attention to the sexist portrayal of women in the media.

“Do you do that to the guys?” Cate Blanchett asked a cameraman last year at the 2014 Screen Actor Guild Awards as he panned up and down her body to get a full look at her dress. The Red Carpet took a different tone this year at the 2015 Academy Awards. Female celebrities are beginning to call out the reporters, requesting more in depth and meaningful questions rather than the typical “Who are you wearing tonight?”. Champions of this movement included Amy Poehler, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

“This is a movement to say we’re more than just our dresses,” Witherspoon told Robin Roberts. “There are 44 nominees this year that are women and we are so happy to be here and talk about the work that we’ve done. It’s hard being a woman in Hollywood, or any industry.”

“There’s nothing wrong with loving fashion and being interested in what they wear,” said Cristina Escobar, communications director for the Representation Project. “But the problem is, that’s the only thing we talk about with women. Men are allowed to be their whole selves: they’re asked about their interests and passions, how it felt to make the film. It reinforces a message that women are valued for youth and appearance and men are valued for their accomplishments. And it’s not the message we want to send out to our culture.”

By allowing the viewer to call out the reporters live during the show, it allows people to not only connect with the stars but also call attention to the #AskHerMore mission to their own followers. It is time to start valuing women everywhere by their accomplishments, rather than just how they look. The questions have become so frequent, that they are beginning to be normalized. It is time we stop the pattern of putting the value on a woman’s look, and put the importance on their achievements, their goals, their favorite tv characters and who they are as a person.

The twitter world is agreeing. #AskHerMore tweets include “Ask her about the causes she supports, not her support garments #Oscars #AskHerMore” and “Stop asking women questions about what they wear to cover the containers they carry their brains around in. #AskHerMore”.

What would your #AskHerMore tweet be?

 

Learn more about The Representation Project at http://therepresentationproject.org

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