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Monday, January 8, 2018

Hollywood Proclaims #TimesUp at the 2018 Golden Globes


Last night, at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, leading ladies in film and television took the stage to let Hollywood and the rest of the world know that #TimesUp for sexual harassment. Were you watching? Learn more about taking a stand against sexual harassment by supporting a highly-rated organization today.


The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were full of memorable moments from a sea of black gowns on the red carpet to the awards ceremony, when Amy Poehler joked about man-splaining with Seth Meyers, Natalie Portman called out the “all male nominees” for Best Director, and Oprah received a standing ovation and proclaimed “that a new day is on the horizon!” after accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Every minute of the awards program radiated what Frances McDormand called a “tectonic shift in [Hollywood’s] power structure.” And it is becoming more evident daily that this shift is not limited to Hollywood but is reaching into culture and affecting the Hollywood elite and average Americans alike.

Much of the evening’s attention pointed back to Time’s Up, an anti-sexual harassment group, which was announced in the New York Times on January 1, 2018, and has been gaining traction ahead of the 2018 entertainment award season. The group began partly in response to the #MeToo movement and a letter of solidarity from the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas which was written on behalf of nearly 700,000 female farmworkers to the women who bravely exposed the sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Time’s Up aims to use the Hollywood spotlight to bring awareness to sexual harassment outside of the entertainment industry. The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, administered by the National Women’s Law Center, subsidizes legal support for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment, abuse, or related retaliation in the workplace. The fund has raised more than $16 million through its GoFundMe page since it was announced roughly three weeks ago.


While Time’s Up has grown and gained popular attention in recent weeks, there are a number of highly-rated organizations working to bring attention to sexual harassment and empower and support victims of it. This issue is not one that will easily be swept under the rug and kept quiet anymore. With the help and willingness of Hollywood to shine light into the dark places where sexual harassment hides we can all take part in ending it.

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Expanding possibilities. Eliminating barriers.

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC): We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives-at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income - and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation.

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Equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) has led the legal fight for women's equality since 1974. We have worked to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. We work to eradicate illegal discriminatory practices that deny women advancement opportunities, equal compensation, and access to certain occupations. ERA demands that employers provide women with a work environment that is free of sexual harassment and in compliance with health and safety laws. We enforce family and medical leave and pregnancy protection laws, and is active in the effort to establish paid family and medical leave.

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The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and rainn.org and publicizes the hotlines' free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. RAINN is a frequent resource for television, radio and print news outlets - as well as local, state and national policymakers, law enforcement and rape treatment professionals - on the issues related to rape and sexual assault.

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