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#AskHerMore: Actresses Are More Than Who They Wear

C'mon Red Carpet Interviewers; You're Better than this

Just when you thought you couldn't love Golden Globes hostess with the mostest Amy Poehler even more, she's been drawing attention to a brilliant Twitter campaign by The Representation Project. #AskHerMore urges those wielding mics on the red carpet to ask actresses something more substantive than "Who are you wearing?"

The double standard in Hollywood is gross and deeply ingrained, and no where is this fact more self-evident than at award ceremonies where women are practically graded and grilled about their gowns—never mind what they happened to have achieved in the industry on a given year.

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While men may be asked thoughtful questions related to their performance and even related social or political issues, women are subjected to frivolous chitchat about who designed their dress or how great (read: skinny) they look post-baby. Sure, fashion is fun, but it's insulting to actors of either sex for their outfits to be the prime focus, especially on a night dedicated to celebrating their work.

If the designers want a shout out, then by all means, give them a mention. Can you imagine George Clooney's reaction at the Globes had someone asked him who tailored his suit when he was there to pick up a lifetime achievement award? Duh.

So with the Oscars coming up, #AskHerMore presents a genuine opportunity for change. You can tweet suggested questions for reporters, so the focus shifts from appearance to achievement.

Check out Upworthy's montage of all the asinine comments fielded at women on the red carpet or during interviews. (With kudos to Scarlett Johansson for speaking out while she was being interviewed alongside Robert Downey Jr: "You [RDJ]  get the really interesting existential question & I get the rabbit food question.")

You tell me: If you could ask any actress on the red carpet a question at the Oscars, who and what would it be? 

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