Shonda Rhimes Jump-Starts #SmartGirlsAsk Before Emmys

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Rhimes may have kicked off this year's #AskHerMore.

Shonda Rhimes is getting a jumpstart on Sunday's Emmys red-carpet questions with the #SmartGirlsAsk hashtag.

The Scandal showrunner is calling on the media to ask female Emmy Awards-goers "smart" questions.

"Question for the #Emmys red carpet: What is the best piece of career advice someone has given to you? #SmartGirlsAsk," she tweeted Friday evening. 

#SmartGirlsAsk may just be this year's #AskHerMore, a campaign that started in 2014 when California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, created a campaign to publicize her The Representation Project, an advocacy group fighting gender stereotypes. #AskHerMore propositioned the media to ask female carpet-walkers about more than their gowns, a movement that picked up at the 2014 Emmys.

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton used the hashtag in a tweet: "Love this idea, @smrtgrls. If you were president, what’s the first thing you would do? #SmartGirlsAsk."

The Television Academy announced on Sept. 10 that they are partnering with Amy Poehler's Smart Girls organization, with Twitter powering the stop on the red carpet, to ask users' questions.

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