Golden Globes 2018, Time’s Up for Sexual Harassment and Abuse

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The Golden Globes in Hollywood is normally a glamorous – and colourful event. Yet this year’s Golden Globes, it wasn’t all about the winners. This past year, the film and acting industry brought forth some powerful monsters who have been accused of sexual harassment/abuse and the spotlight of these accusations have started to shift the industry. Supporter wore black and a few even brought activist on the red carpet with them to raise awareness of each of their missions. This is HUGE!!!

Enough is enough. #timesup

 

Michelle Williams and Tarana Burke

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Michelle Williams brought #metoo founder, Tarana Burke as her date and let her talked at the red carpet interviews. “I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a dangerous world, but I think the work that Tarana has done and the work that I’m learning how to do — we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world,” Williams, 37, said on the E! red carpet pre-show. “I am honored beyond measure to be standing next to this woman. I have tears in my eyes and smile on my face.” Learn more about the #metoo movement here.

 

 

 

Emma Watson and Marai Larasi

Emma Watson brought Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, a black-feminist network organization. Emma said she wanted to highlight the incredible work that organisations such as Imkaan do.

“This is moment in time where we stand in solidarity, with women across all spheres of life, with women across industries” Marai said while interviewing on the red carpet with Emma.

 

 

Amy Poehler and Saru Jayaraman

“Here in honor of the women servers, bussers, bartenders, runners, cooks, and hosts who experience the highest rates of sexual harassment of any industry in the country,” tweeted Ms. Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers.

Learn more about Saur Jayaraman, Co-Director, Co-Founder and President of ROC United and their mission here.

 

 

Meryl Streep and Ai-jen Poo

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“We all deserve workplaces where we’re safe and our work is valued and we can live and work with dignity,” said Ms. Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-created Caring Across Generations.

“I think that people are aware now of a power imbalance, and it’s something that leads to abuse,” Streep told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. “It’s led to abuse in our own industry and it’s led to abuse across the domestic workers’ field of work. It’s in the military, it’s in congress, it’s everywhere.”

 

 

 

Laura Dern and Mónica Ramírez

Laura Dern fights against the gender pay gap alongside Women’s Rights Activist Mónica Ramírez. Mónica Ramírez, the head of the National Farmworkers Women’s Alliance and the woman behind the beautiful Letter of Solidarity in Time magazine in November. Mónica has been an activist on behalf of women, workers, Latino community members and immigrants for more than two decades. She is a civil rights attorney, a skilled public speaker, and an author. She is also a nationally recognized subject matter expert on gender equity, specifically on behalf of Latina and immigrant women, including ending gender based wage gap.

 

 

Susan Sarandon and Rosa Clemente

Susan Sarandon and activist Rosa Clemente talk with Access’ Scott Evans and Kit Hoover about raising awareness for Puerto Rico at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. And they talk about the “Time’s Up” movement.

 

Emma Stone and Billie Jean King

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Emma Stone joined by Billie Jean King, who she portrayed in Battle of the Sexes last year, earning a Golden Globe nomination. The tennis legend, a longtime advocate for women’s and LGBT rights, founded the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Women’s Tennis Association, and cofounded World TeamTennis.

 

Shailene Woodley and Calina Lawrence

“We stand with women across all nations & all walks of life, in solidarity to say TIMES UP on the imbalance of power that exists between men & women today. may we walk with compassion, grace, & love as the sacred feminine rises within all of us,” Ms. Woodley tweeted before the show. Ms. Lawrence is a Suquamish Tribe member, singer and activist for, among other causes, Native American treaty and water rights.

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