#AskHerMore campaign aims to change Oscars’ coverage of women

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LOS ANGELES — A social media campaign is looking to change the way reporters ask questions Sunday night on the Oscars red carpet.

#AskHerMore, which the Hollywood Reporter notes gained popularity during last year’s Emmys, looks to extend questions pointed at women beyond just what those women are wearing, or other fashion- and appearance-related inquiries.

folks interviewing women, ask yourselves: ‘Would you ask Brad/Leo/Marty/Tom/Dick/Harry that question?’ ,” tweeted one supporter of the movement.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, #AskHerMore was created in February of 2014 by the Representation Project.

” [R]eporters often focus more on a woman’s appearance than what she has accomplished. This Sunday night we’re encouraging the media to #AskHerMore!,” the campaign exclaims on its Web site.

The movement has been supported by many big-name stars, including actresses Amy Poehler and Reese Witherspoon.

Witherspoon is nominated for Best Actress in this year’s awards for “Wild.” She previously won the award for her role in the 2005 film “Walk the Line.”

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