There are so many things #WorthSaying on the red carpet.
Red carpets aren’t known for being on the front lines in the fight for gender equality … to put it lightly.
The pre-show sexism that’s persisted for decades can be subtle, but oh, is it there.
Famous women are relentlessly asked about the outfits they’re wearing and the designers behind their looks — usually not in addition to, but instead of the accomplishments that got them there. Because who cares how many Oscars they’ve won or millions of box office dollars they’ve brought in when there’s a dress to discuss, right?
Men, on the other hand, don’t have to deal with the media’s obsessive questioning over their award show appearances in the same way. Cate Blanchett pointed this out brilliantly at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards when the camera began panning up her dress during an interview with E! News.
So on the 2016 Golden Globes’ red carpet on Jan. 10, several stars decided to fight back.
Using the hashtag #WorthSaying — a campaign launched by L’Oreal — celebrities tweeted out what types of topics, messages, and questions (that don’t have to do with what you look like) should be discussed during the event’s red carpet.
Here’s what 10 of them had to say.
1. Julianne Moore thinks we need more women in Washington.
2. Jennifer Lopez pointed out that no one should be silenced due to their gender.
3. Zoe Saldana encouraged girls to throw rulebooks out the window.
4. Génesis Rodríguez wanted you to know: Your success is in your hands.
5. Liya Kebede used the opportunity to support moms in the developing world.
6. Zendaya told us she’s going to be a force for good.
7. Andie MacDowell gave a shout-out to the power of kindness and compassion.
8. Susan Sarandon thinks badass women in business deserve a round of applause.
9. Eva Longoria reminded us that our passions are best used when we share them.