This is Why Everyone Wore Black to the Golden Globes

"The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it."

-Time’s Up

History was made in 2017 when women spoke up about sexual harassment experiences they had to endure in their workplace. One of the most notable moments was when a lot of big Hollywood names were brought up to light for being responsible for  taking advantage of hard working women. As a consequence to this, the movement Time's Up was born as a way for actresses, writers, producers, directors, and media entertainers to conquer and speak up about their treatment in their workspace.  

 

#TimesUp is the anti-harassment movement that is responsible for the black dress code at this year’s 75th annual Golden Globe Awards. Time’s Up didn’t only request that the women attending the award ceremony to wear black, but that they also  speak up  and raise awareness. Time’s Up has created a legal defense fund to help less-privileged women protect themselves from sexual harassment and the fall-out of reporting it. Time’s Up is also fighting for the legislation to penalize companies that let sexual harassment accusations pass as unnoticed.    

The open letter above is the pledge that was written on behalf of 300 women who work in film, television, and theater as a response to an open letter from National Farmworker Women’s Alliance, where they sent a message of solidarity to the victims of sexual harassment in the film industry. This message of solidarity was the spark that lit the fire for the creation of Time’s Up. As they put it, “TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets, to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live.”

 

 

“The voices of those affected in every industry have been silenced for too long. From everyday people in the service industry, to farmers and businesspeople, to the entertainment and media industry and beyond, stand with us and let your voice be heard.” - Time’s Up

With the Time’s Up movement women in the film industry are not only taking control of their work environment, but they are also working to help other women conquer theirs and saying no to silence, tolerance, discrimination, harassment, and abuse. For more information on on Time’s Up movement, how to help, donate, be involved, or report a case of sexual harassment, go to www.timesupnow.com