This year’s Golden Globes was different to all previous, not only because of the sea of black that it presented but most importantly because it marked the beginning of the TIME’S UP campaign. The campaign has secured support from over 300 award-winning actors, directors, and producers such as Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Eva Longoria and Jessica Chastain.
TIME’S UP was set up in the wake of 2017’s widespread sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, and as the campaign’s website states, it “addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential.”
The campaign has a long list of goals: legal defence for sexual misconduct victims, new legislation to penalize companies with persistent harassment problems, a push for gender parity at Hollywood studios and talent agencies, and a show of unity by #wearingblack.
An important part of achieving equality in the workplace for women everywhere will be the Legal Defense Fund- which has already raised $13million. The Times Up campaign is aimed at helping women who cannot help themselves- those in lower classes who may not be able to financially support their own legal battles.
It is nice to have an award show for once with has a meaningful underlying message.
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