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If you’ve been following any of the recent awards ceremonies, you’ll have noticed that the #AskHerMore campaign has been picking up speed. In a nutshell, it’s a campaign started by The Representation Project which attacks the notion that at awards ceremonies, Hollywood’s actresses get asked about their dresses, whereas their male stars get to talk about their profession. Stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Aniston are just a few who are backing the campaign, which aims to prove that while it’s nice to find out who they’re wearing, these women represent a little more than just a dress on a carpet. And at the start of a year that already feels like it’s going to be a bit of a rollercoster for Feminism (the good kind), it’s great to see so many get behind a campaign that aims to stop the objectification of women, in some of the most widely publicised occasions throughout the year.
If you need more convincing, just look at this video Upworthy made about questions women face on the red carpet and some of the celebrity’s responses to them:
Unfortunately, as is always the way, some have taken the #AskHerMore campaign as a belief that because women don’t want to talk just about their dresses they suddenly want to be asked about the political situation in Ukraine and the answers to all of the third world’s problems. No, no, not the case. This is why some more sensible human beings have pointed out that maybe the hashtag should be ‘#AskHerAnything’ to show that, yes we want to know who the dress is by, yes we want to know who cuts her hair, but can we also ask her about her influences, her opinions and to talk about some of the things that she thinks actually matter to the world?
So in the spirit of #AskHerAnything we decided to have some fun and come up with 30 questions that actually, we would love to hear the stars answer on the Red Carpet, that would hopefully create a more entertaining, challenging and exciting legacy for us all. And if no reporters decide to take us up on them, then throw a Brits party and ask your friends them instead, or give us your answers on a postcard in the comments section below, because I for one, think it’s a much more entertaining way to spend an evening then finding out how many times Reese Witherspoon waxes her legs.
Beth is a Writer and Digital Marketer who founded The Full Agenda as a place to talk about the things that kept her and her friends up at night. Currently working as a Marketing consultant to various SMEs she is a big fan of the startup market and loves technology, apps and anything social media related. When not obsessively checking Google Analytics, she can be found reading, writing or relaxing with a glass of Prosecco.
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