It’s awards season and with it comes the never-ending quest for reporters on the red carpet to harass everyone with the question: Who are you wearing?
And while men tend to get smarter questions about their roles and more, women tend to get the superficial ones based on their looks. The Representation Project started the Twitter campaign #AskHerMore to challenge that.
“Even at the Oscars, where we celebrate the highest artistic achievements in film, reporters often focus more on a woman’s appearance than what she has accomplished,” their website states. “We’re using the hashtag on Twitter to send suggested questions to reporters, in real-time, whenever they risk devaluing the accomplishments of women in Hollywood, and to spark deeper conversations in front of a national television audience.”
The awards-season hashtag isn’t the only goal of the Project. The org wants to inspire “individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting gender stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance can fulfill their potential.”
Watch their video below, a compilation of the dumb questions women get asked on the red carpet, including our hero Cate Blanchett, who says, “Do you do that to the guys?”: