Celebs Gift Golden Globes 2018 With Presence of Accomplished Activists
- Author: Gwendolyn Kim Jan 08, 2018,
Jan 08, 2018, 3:28
The women of Time's Up, the official Hollywood initiative to combat sexual harassment both within and beyond the entertainment industry, picked the dress code, encouraging men and women to wear black as a symbol of solidarity with those combating sexual harassment, discrimination, and assault.
The New York Times lists Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Shailene Woodley as those who will be joined by activists in a variety of fields that embody the Time's Up movement's pledge of ending sexual harassment in the workplace.
"To every woman employed in agriculture who has had to fend off unwanted sexual advances from her boss. every waitress grabbed by a customer and expected to take it with a smile".
Streep, nominated for her performance in "The Post", plans to attend the show with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign. "Women in Hollywood have an opportunity to amplify the issues and to shine a light on things", she said Sunday night, emphasizing that sexual violence in Hollywood should not be elevated over the problem in other walks of life, but the opportunity to call attention to the widespread issue on the red carpet is one worth taking advantage of.
"People are aware now of a power imbalance, and it's something that leads to abuse". "Domestic workers know the power of organizing and see this moment of unity among women across industries as a turning point for our movement end sexual harassment and violence once and for all".
Clemente will accompany Susan Sarandon. King founded the Women's Sports Foundation and the Women's Tennis Association, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts.
Learn more about Girls for Gender Equity and how to help the cause here.
Woodley's date is Suquamish Tribe member Calina Lawrence, who advocates for Native American treaty and water rights.
Watson's guest was Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, a black-feminist network organization.