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#AskHerMore movement shows up on Oscars red carpet, spurring meaningful questions for actresses

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“Who are you wearing?”
“What are you looking for in a man?”
“How do you balance work and family?”

Most award show red carpets reduce women to stylish hangers, and the best and brightest in the field are asked about their clothes and sex lives almost exclusively. It’s a missed opportunity to discover what motivation they had in playing a character, how they prepared for a role, what books they might be reading right now, or anything pertaining to their brains.

Sick of the constant reinforcement of gender stereotypes, The Representation Project started the #AskHerMore campaign last year in the hopes of bringing more variety to the types of questions women are asked when they’re in the public eye; it picked up steam this year thanks to video support from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party, in which Glee actress Heather Morris and comedian Dara Laine openly mock red carpet questions and stereotypes…

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