Celebrities Highlighted #AskHerMore Movement at 2015 Oscars
I am probably one of the few people who watch the pre-Oscar red carpet coverage not for the style banter, but to observe the actors themselves. I enjoy watching the actors as real people – their mannerisms, how they speak and what they have to say, so I was excited when I learned about the #askhermore movement via Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram post that morning.
#AskHerMore began as a Twitter movement to encourage the media to discuss female actor accomplishments over their appearance. We all know the first question out of the interviewer’s mouth on any red carpet when a female actor approaches is “Who are you wearing?” At the SAG Awards last month, when Cate Blanchet was asked this, she responded “Do you ask the guys that?” (Go Cate!)
I love that this is sparking a deeper conversation. It is very encouraging to see these female actors be role models for women. Whether or not you are a female actor, I encourage you all to #askhermore when having conversations with your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, etc. You might just learn something new!
I am a born and raised California girl who grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in sunny San Diego, I planted roots with my new husband and French Bulldog puppy. I hold a Master’s in Education and have spent a majority of my professional career in Higher Education. I enjoy traveling, learning, cooking, wine, Pilates, attending concerts and reading for both my book clubs.
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