- Reporters often trivialize the accomplishments of women in media, supporting a culture that devalues women. But this year viewers were tired of this toxic status quo:
- — TakePart (@TakePart)Mon, Aug 25 2014 00:00:08
- — Levo League (@levoleague)Mon, Aug 25 2014 23:24:11
- — Jen Burrows (@girlglitch)Mon, Aug 25 2014 17:03:02It’s crazy that we need a campaign to get journos to ask actresses about more than their dresses. But we do & I’m 1AskHerMorerd #AskHerMore
- — Cynthia Weiss Stein (@cwsq)Tue, Aug 26 2014 02:27:04
- — Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous)Mon, Aug 25 2014 22:21:04Tonight, let's encourage reporters to ask women about their accomplishments, not their dreAskHerMorerMEmmysE http://therepresentationproject.org/askhermore-how-the-media-talks-to-women-on-the-red-carpet-2/ …OHAHY
- When the red carpet began, The Representation Project along with thousands of participants took to Twitter to voice their concern over the substance of questions:
- — Elliot-Imani (@elleimani)Tue, Aug 26 2014 20:40:07I love great fashion, but I do want to hear about more than what designer she's wearing on the RedCarAskHerMorer http://mic.com/articles/97244/askhermore-calls-out-the-questions-we-wish-reporters-would-ask-women-at-the-emmys?utm_source=policymicTWTR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social …0XGMJ
- — Miss Representation (@RepresentPledge)Mon, Aug 25 2014 22:37:48
- — Miss Representation (@RepresentPledge)Mon, Aug 25 2014 22:06:45
- — Becki (@beckicardosi)Mon, Aug 25 2014 22:26:14
- — The 3% Conference (@3PercentConf)Mon, Aug 25 2014 23:25:23
- — Hasti Namaki (@Namakiki)Mon, Aug 25 2014 22:09:34
- Together, we also tweeted suggested questions to reporters:
- — Milena (@RazberryBattle)Mon, Aug 25 2014 22:13:29
- — Miss Representation (@RepresentPledge)Mon, Aug 25 2014 23:35:44
- — Alice Heywood (@AliceHeywood)Mon, Aug 25 2014 18:46:27
- — Catherine (@catherinereport)Tue, Aug 26 2014 00:30:05
- With over six million engaged by the #AskHerMore campaign, we made our voices heard. Together, we spoke out against a media culture that devalues women and their contributions, in order to break down harmful gender stereotypes and create positive systemic change.
Learn more about the Emmy Award show campaign, the red carpet coverage, and the reporters we tweeted at here.
#AskHerMore at the Emmys Sparks A Global Dialogue
At the 66th Emmy Awards, The Representation Project encouraged red carpet reporters to go beyond appearance and ask about the achievements of women in Hollywood with the hashtag #AskHerMore - igniting an international conversation around gender equality.
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