This year, the Golden Globes was more than fashion and movies. The 75th Golden Globes was a special night as we saw many women attendees dressed in black ensembles to show solidarity for the #TimesUp movement—a movement set up to combat sexual harassment in response to the Harvey Weinstein’s scandal and the following #MeToo movement. Here we have compiled five celebrities and activists who supported the Time’s Up Movement. Learn more about them and about the movement below.
1. Natalie Portman (@nportmanofficial)
Natalie Portman, who is a well-known actress and activist, wore a stunning black dress in support of the #TimesUp movement. Natalie Portman even dropped a zinger while presenting the Best Director award by saying, “Here are the all-male nominees”, which was a biting remark addressing the lack of female directors being nominated this year.
2. Calina Lawrence (@calinalawrence)
Calina Lawrence is an activist who was invited by actress Shailene Woodley to attend the 75th Golden Globe awards. As a born-and-bred member of an indigenous tribe, Calina has been actively travelling across country to raise awareness about the Native Treaty Rights and Water is Life movements driven by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Calina has her own website, which states that she is a dedicated artist who will use her creations to address racial injustice, police brutality, mass-incarceration, and the misrepresentation of Native Americans in education or media, and other worthy causes.
3. America Ferrera (@americaferrera)
Who doesn’t know America Ferrera? The actress, who rose to fame for her role in Ugly Betty, attended the 75th Golden Globes as Natalie Portman's date despite being pregnant. America is also one of the many stars who signed the #TimesUp campaign letter, which also addresses inequality between women from different racial backgrounds. During the red carpet interview, America stated: “It is our job, right now, the time is now for us to do the work that will make women and all people more safe and more equal in their workplaces and in their lives.”
4. Emma Watson (@emmawatson)
British actress and activist Emma Watson was also in the attendance. Known as one of the most vocal women activists in Hollywood as well as an active member of the UN Women Goodwill Ambassadors, Emma recently spoken about her own experience being a victim of sexual harassment, and said how sexual harassment is “so common” among women that it feels systematic. To further shine the spotlight on inequality and violence against women, she invited Marai Larasi as her Golden Globes date. Marai is the executive director for British organistion Imkaan, which pledges to end violence against Black and Minority Ethnic women and girls.
5. Rosa Alicia (blackpuertoricanphd)
Among all the activists who attended the 2018 Golden Globes, Rosa Alicia stood out as a community coordinator, journalist and hip hop activist -— a term used to depict an activist movement by the post--baby- boomer generation. Rosa has been very active in addressing xenophobia, racism, and intolerance. Other than being a member and founding member of various political organiszations, Rosa is also a journalist who has written for several prominent newspapers.
After the scandalous revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment behaviour in Hollywood, there was a strong response by women in America who chose to stand up and shared their own horrifying stories of sexual harassment.
Finally, women in Hollywood gathered together in solidarity to sign a letter to signify that it is time for women in every industry to stand up against abuse, harassment, assault, oppression, and marginalization—the Time’s Up Movement. For those of you who wants to join the movement, you can sign the letter and donate to the #TimesUp legal defense fund to help other women out there who has been silenced for too long.