#TimesUp Campaign to Take Down Sexual Harassment


As 2017 was a year of #MeToo, 2018 started with a new initiative which is called Time’s Up, The New York Times reports.


No more silence

The movement started by 300 powerful women in Hollywood including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Shonda Rhimes, Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Transparent showrunner Jill Soloway, Donna Langley, chairwoman of Universal Pictures, lawyer Nina L. Shaw, and Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, Tina Tchen.

The announcement came in Monday’s New York Times and is aimed at standing in solidarity with women across every industry to stop abuse, harassment, and assault and not only in Hollywood.

The initiative includes a legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it, legislation to protect against sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace, and a drive to reach gender parity across Hollywood.

Golden Globes in black

The open letter also raises awareness for the #MeToo movement by wearing black to the Golden Globes, which air January 8. The women made the request for everyone walking the Golden Globes red carpet to wear black.
“This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,”said Eva Longoria. “For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around. That’s not what this moment is about.”

Many famous people have already supported the initiative and announced they will be wearing black on the Golden Globes. Among them are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Hiddleston, Garrett Hedlund, Armie Hammer and others.

“We have been siloed off from each other,” Reese Witherspoon said. “We’re finally hearing each other, and seeing each other, and now locking arms in solidarity with each other, and in solidarity for every woman who doesn’t feel seen, to be finally heard.”

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#TimesUp Campaign to Take Down Sexual Harassment
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As 2017 was a year of #MeToo, 2018 started with a new initiative which is called Time’s Up, The New York Times reports.
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