Emmys 2015: Powerful Hashtag Stops Journalists Asking Sexist Questions On The Red Carpet

Campaign Stops Journalists Asking Sexist Questions On The Red Carpet

Like most of us, Amy Poehler has had enough of red carpet sexism - particularly when it comes to being asked what she's wearing, over and over again.

So the actress and comedian launched #SmartGirlsAsk at last night's Emmys, a hashtag encouraging teens to send in their intelligent and thought-provoking questions to celebs on the red carpet.

#SmartGirlsAsk takes a feminist stance against the age-old tradition of asking talented actresses on the red carpet about their fashion choices, rather than their careers or what interests them.

And, needless to say, the questions posted on social media were far more insightful than your typical red carpet: "who are you wearing?"

This isn't the first time Poehler has called out red carpet sexism. Last year she launched the #AskHerMore campaign, which was picked up by media across the globe.

Last night Poehler answered some of the questions herself, while also asking both male and female celebrities some of the questions sent in to her on Twitter.

The hashtag clearly has some clout, as it wasn't just teens who were throwing their two cents into the mix. Britney Spears and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia had some questions to ask too using the Twitter hashtag.

Garcia pitched the following to the celebrity masses: "If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?"

To which James Corden replied: "Just relax. All of those bullies are still going to be back in that terrible town and you'll be talking to them on some kind of Twitter-based hashtag at the Emmys in California.

"There's really nothing to worry about."

1. Lucille Ball, 1968

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