The Beauty of #AskHerMore


Last night my dear friend and fellow blogger, Aliza Worthington, invited me to join a group on Twitter called “AskHerMore”. At first, I was confused by its meaning, but once I figured it out, I was overjoyed.

For years, women have been complaining about news reporters the red carpet, having primarily been asked about their gowns rather about the hard work they’ve put in to make it where they are.

It looks like times are changing, and E’s Fashion Police should be very interesting tonight! Last night Reese Witherspoon posted the image above on Twitter with these words:

What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken that you feel has paid off? What accomplishment are you most proud of? What potential do filmmakers and characters have to make change in the world? If you could play any character in the any move, who would it be? What’s your favorite TV show? #askhermore

Hence #AskHerMore was born.

According to Time.com, she told Robin Roberts of GMA, “This is a movement to say we’re more than just our dresses. 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.”

And so the conversation changed. Here are some tweets from the night:

shonda rhimes ‏@shondarhimesStop asking women questions about what they wear to cover the containers they carry their brains around in. #AskHerMore

TakePart ‏@TakePart : .@abc7 hosts analyzing Keira Knightley’s “baby bump” fashion. Why not #AskHerMore abt maternity leave policy reform 4 working moms? #Oscars

Maria Shriver ‏@mariashriver: My friend Nadine said red carpet reporters should change the line “What are you wearing?” to “What do you care about?” #AskHerMore

AmyPoehlerSmartGirls ‏@smrtgrls: The #Oscars red carpet is open! Let’s #AskHerMore and re-direct the conversation!!

Lena Dunham ‏@lenadunham: Ask her about the causes she supports, not her support garments #oscars #AskHerMorehttp://aol.it/1BuIvNj 

The conversation started is very exciting. So was Patricia Arquette’s call for equal pay for women when she said:

“To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” Arquette said. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

Women have a lot to say. And we love hearing them say it. And we love their reactions, especially this one, which spoke for all of us.

Let’s keep the conversation going.

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  1. I loved this and posted it on SM during the Oscars. I was never comfortable with the questions asked of women on the Red Carpet and think that this is going in the right direction. Let’s keep it up on all matters pertaining to women!

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