So let’s #AskHerMore this award season. Because I’m far more interested in what Robin Wright does to prepare for her flawless performances as Claire Underwood than what her morning routine was like that day. I’m much more curious about Kerry Washington’s thoughts on playing a character who constantly questions what is moral than how many dresses she went through before she picked “the one.”(And this is not to say that designer’s shouldn’t get recognition for their work. That I’ve always been in support of.) These women who are nominated have brilliant things to say about their work and their process. If we started treating actresses on the red carpet like women worth talking to and hearing from, maybe the characters women are given to play will one day reflect the same.
In a gender-equal world, Beyoncé could strut her stuff freely because she wouldn’t have to prove her intelligence, even if she was shimmying in a tight-fitting dress. Men have the liberty of shaking their hips without their intelligence being questioned, but women don’t.
Elizabeth Plank, Beyonce doesn’t have to choose between her sexuality and feminism (via micdotcom)