Even society's most famous women are not exempt from our culture's endless sexism.
Female celebrities are asked repeatedly “What are you wearing?” on the red carpet as if their dress (and not the movie they are nominated for) is the only thing that matters to them. The 2015 award season sparked protest from women to demand reporters ask actresses more on the red carpet with the hashtag #askhermore offering the kinds of questions women should be asked (i.e. not baby bumps, designers and your dream man).
“This is a movement to say we’re more than just our dresses,” actress Reese Witherspoon said of the campaign at the 87th Academy Awards.
The classic awards question among other sexist commentary on the red carpet has ignited rage from many of Hollywood’s talent. So much so that some of today’s iconic celebrity women have crafted some pretty noteworthy responses to reporters’ ignorant questions. Here is our favorite burns:
Elizabeth Moss flipping off the mani-cam because who really cares about nail art?
In the Avengers' premier press conference, Scarlett Johansson highlighted the stark contrast between the questions asked to men and women when she was asked about her regimen to fit into a body suit while her co-star Robert Downey Jr. was asked questions about his role. Johansson was asked, "To get into shape for Black Widow did you have anything special to do in terms of the diet, like did you have to eat any specific food, or that sort of thing?"
Rihanna set this reporter straight.
Mayim Bialik told it like it is.
Rashida Jones stated the obvious:
In one of the most infamous moments in awards fashion history, Cate Blanchett called out a cameraman in the middle of an interview to highlight the major double standard: