Reese Witherspoon took to the 2015 Oscars to promote a new feminist campaign #AskHerMore, a movement created to encourage reporters to put more career centric questions to female celebrities on the red carpet, rather than just asking about their designer gowns.

Reese Witherspoon at 2015 Oscars
Reese Witherspoon brings #AskHerMore campaign to the Oscars

We think we have a new favourite celebrity feminist. If it wasn't enough for Witherspoon to take on such an inspiring feminine role in her latest movie 'Wild'; a film based on the memoirs of Cheryl Strayed, a first time hiker who walked 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery; she is now encouraging other actresses and celebrities to want more from their public appearances. The star took to Instagram with a list of questions she hoped to hear as she appeared on the red carpet at the Oscars, including 'What's the biggest risk you've taken that you feel has paid off?' and 'What accomplishment are you most proud of?'. 

More: Read our review of 'Wild'

'#AskHerMore..have you heard of it?' She wrote to her followers. 'It's meant to inspire reporters to ask creative questions on the red carpet.' It may always provide a good bit of entertainment when a celebrity hits back at slightly sexist questions, but it's important that they do because it's these people that stand out as role models for the younger generations. And here are a few more of our favourite feminist role models:

1. Emma Watson: It has to be the 'Harry Potter' star to top our list. After that shaky but inspiring speech she gave as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador regarding feminism, and how men suffer at the hands of inequality also, we really can't think of a better poster girl for the movement. Always conducting her personal life and career with grace and dignity, she made it clear that she was ready to become the ultimate role model for both men and women with her HeForShe campaign.

More: Emma Watson's moving feminism speech

2. Lena Dunham: The 'Girls' star takes a more feisty grasp of the issue of feminism. Notably, she spends most of her time standing up to red carpet reporters on the issue of nudity in her TV show, often remarking that if it was a guy getting naked on screen regularly it wouldn't be as much of an issue. After all, you can't really get more feminist than brazenly exposing your 'unHollywood' body on a show titled 'Girls'. Equally, she does a lot of public speaking regarding date rape, and uses her own experiences to inspire young girls to speak out about assaults against them.

Lena Dunham at 2015 Golden Globes
Lena Dunham has a lot to say on the subject of feminism

3. Angelina Jolie: Apart from the fact that she has spent her career portraying sensationally bad-ass female characters ('Tomb Raider', 'Salt', 'Wanted', 'Maleficent', 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'... need I go on?), the Hollywood queen has taken her women's rights advocacy to much greater extents. Among her huge catalogue of humanitarian work, Jolie has been involved with the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative alongside UK Foreign Secretary William Hague with whom she travelled to Bosnia to speak out on the issue. She later co-chaired the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. That's a hell of a lot of devotion.

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4. Lorde: Everything from her name to her music screams feminism, and it's no wonder why. As well as showing young women everywhere that it's okay to have physical flaws, she was seen brutally defending her good friend Taylor Swift on Twitter when Diplo made a remark about her figure, suggesting the latter be funded a 'booty' via Kickstarter. '@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm', was Lorde's epic response.

5. Patrick Stewart: Because, like Emma Watson said, you don't have to be female to be feminist. Ever since he witnessed his mother being abused by his father, the 'Star Trek' hero has been determined to fight against domestic abuse, becoming a patron for the women's charity Refuge. He has also spoken out against domestic violence for Amnesty International, and it doesn't look like his  involvement with the cause is going to stop there.

Patrick Stewart at GREAT British Film Reception
Patrick Stewart identifies as a feminist