Is the red carpet sexist? This awards show season, several pundits have suggested that we should be asking women about what they are doing, not who they are wearing.
A couple years ago, a social media hashtag cropped up urging people to #AskHerMore. And this year, there's been a revolt against E! Entertainment TV's mani-cam, with many actresses refusing to do the awkward finger crawl.
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Could it be a sign that this Oscars red carpet will be more about substance than style?
Perhaps. But let's not forget how much actresses profit from the red carpet -- from multimillion- dollar dressing contracts, fragrance contracts and runway show appearance fees, all paid by fashion brands, which help to offset the lower earnings and shorter career spans of women in Hollywood.