#AskHerMore Campaign Challenges Journalists to Ask Actresses Questions that Go Beyond Appearance

From the beautiful blush hues to the decadently embellished gowns, it was hard to ignore the stars' stunning red carpet style at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. But the conversation surrounding the actress’ appearance remained brief, as reporters began focusing on more meaningful questions as a result of the empowering #AskHerMore movement started by Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes.

“The Parks and Recreation star last night launched a campaign to put an end to the anodyne and repetitive questions women are asked on the red carpet,” reported TheIndependent.co/uk.

While we love gushing over the gorgeous gowns created by some of the most brilliant designers in the industry, we decided to recap a few memorable moments of the evening, that reflect the hard work , support and passion that female actresses pour into their work.

1. Julianne Moore, winner for best actress in Still Alice

“There’s this misnomer that dementia or Alzheimer’s is a normal condition of aging, and it’s not. It’s a disease—and a disease without any treatment or cure. It’s the sixth leading cause of death.”

2. Mindy Kaling, star in The Mindy Project, comedian, producer and writer

In an American Express commercial, Kaling said:

“When I got to Hollywood, I was told they don’t put girls that look like me on TV, I guess they can’t say that anymore.”

3. Dana Perry, director and winner for best documentary short subject

“We should talk about suicide out loud.”

4. Patricia Arquette, winner for best supporting actress in Boyhood

“To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everyone else’s civil rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States.

5. Reese Witherspoon, best actress nominee for Wild

“This is a movement to say…we’re more than just our dresses. It’s great the dresses are beautiful, we love the artists that make all these clothes, but this is a group of women...44 nominees this year that are women and we are so happy to be here and talk about the work that we’ve done.”