Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep are among a group of actresses making a statement with their choice of dates at this year's Golden Globes. "It's a moment to transform both the written and unwritten rules that devalue the lives and experiences of women".
That was the case with Meryl Streep, who arrived on the red carpet with Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
A number of these activists represent women outside of the entertainment industry, in areas where the type of abuse Time's Up aims to eradicate is as deeply entrenched as is Hollywood. Motorcycle officers cruised down the red carpet.
As longtime organizers, activists and advocates for racial and gender justice, it gives us enormous pride to stand with the members of the TIMES UP campaign who have stood up and spoken out in this groundbreaking historical moment. Time's Up is meant to draw awareness to the most marginalized women in our society.
Tonight, in the latest move from the TIME'S UP campaign, several actresses are bringing advocates and activists with them to the Golden Globes. Each of us will be highlighting legislative, community-level and interpersonal solutions that contribute to ending violence against women in all our communities.
"And it's great we're here in solidarity wearing black to really talk about protecting men and women who have been silenced by sexual harassment and violence and it's got to stop right now and we have to help had each other and thatans everybody".
Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams and other actresses arriving on the red carpet explained that the awards-show "blackout" is created to show solidarity around the new Time's Up initiative, which in turn aims to call for legislative and other solutions to end widespread sexual misconduct and inequality in Hollywood and in other American workplaces. There is still much work to do, and many hands required to do it.
"We want all survivors of sexual harassment, everywhere, to be heard, to be believed, and to know that accountability is possible", a public letter in the New York Times read.
The #TIMESUP initiative joins an ever-growing collective of organizations, movements, and leaders working to end gender-based violence.
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