Golden Globes Look-book: Black Out for Sexual Harassment

This years 75th annual Golden Globes was by far the craziest in years. #TimesUp, the black dresses, Oprah’s speech, and Big Little Lies made it all worth a watch. Recently it has been revealed that, in Hollywood, there have been numerous sexual harassment claims that have been made towards many actors and directors that we grew up with. This year many actors and actresses spoke out and, together, changed the face of sexual harassment not just in Hollywood, but everywhere. Three major leaders of this movement were Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, and Shonda Rhimes. This collaboration inspired the #MeToo movement, which was followed by all the women attending the red carpet, being encouraged to wear black to stand together. Also started was the Golden Globes was the #TimesUp initiative. TimesUp is a legal defense fund that provides subsidized legal support to those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. The men showed that they were with this initiative by wearing “TimesUp” pins on their blazer. There were also women activists brought as “dates” to the event such as Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, Billie Jean King, and Ai-Jen Poo, who is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. As Oprah said in her acceptance speech, “When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”


From Left to Right, Actresses and Activists: Emma Stone, Bilie Jean King, Marai Larasi, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Ai-Jen Poo.
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