A Twitter Campaign Is Demanding Reporters Ask Women More Than "Who Are You Wearing?"

"Bradley Cooper gets asked about the community of actors, Lupita gets asked about her dress."

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Tired of reporters on the red carpet devaluing the accomplishments women have made in the entertainment industry, people are campaigning on Twitter to demand that they #AskHerMore questions of value.

The Twitter hashtag campaign was started by The Representation Project last February in an effort to change the conversation about women in Hollywood at award shows.

The campaigners using the #AskHerMore hashtag have one demand: Instead of asking women on the red carpet questions that focus only on their appearance, fashion choice, or diets, ask them serious questions that acknowledge their accomplishments and talent.

In order to do this, Twitter users are tweeting the sort of questions they'd like to hear stars answer on the red carpet:

The @goldenglobes are TONIGHT! Let's #AskHerMore on the red carpet! Image via @TheDailyShare

AmyPoehlerSmartGirls@smrtgrlsFollow

The @goldenglobes are TONIGHT! Let's #AskHerMore on the red carpet!
Image via @TheDailyShare

10:00 PM - 11 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey @RyanSeacrest - please ask @Lavernecox about her advocacy for transgender youth tonight, NOT just who she's wearing! #AskHerMore

Helen Schultz@helenschultz_Follow

Hey @RyanSeacrest - please ask @Lavernecox about her advocacy for transgender youth tonight, NOT just who she's wearing! #AskHerMore

8:33 PM - 11 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is apparently how you interview people at the #Brownlow #askhermore

chaz hutton ⚔@chazhuttonFollow

This is apparently how you interview people at the #Brownlow #askhermore

11:14 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bradley Cooper gets asked about the community of actors, Lupita gets asked about her dress #AskHerMore

Rachel Moore@FakeRachelMooreFollow

Bradley Cooper gets asked about the community of actors, Lupita gets asked about her dress #AskHerMore

1:03 AM - 03 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Upworthy recently made a video compilation of questions women have been asked on the red carpet and how some celebrities responded:

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Being asked sexist questions is not the only problem women in the entertainment industry face.

Women are still being underrepresented in much of the mainstream media. A Women's Media Center report released last year that focused on US media found that women only represented 28.8% of speaking characters in the top-grossing films in 2012.

It found also that in the production of the 250 top-grossing US-made films of 2013, women accounted for 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors.

Yesterday's 2015 Oscar nominations were made up of mostly white men, with women and people of colour being overlooked yet again for their achievements.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com.

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