Anti-Harassment Action Plan Released By 300 Powerful Women In Hollywood
To start the new year, a movement called Time’s Up has been unveiled by a number of female major Hollywood players as an anti-harassment plan aimed at fostering solidarity among women in every industry to battle harassment, abuse and assault to women.
The announcement was made via the New York Times on Monday and the Time’s Up initiative includes a legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the backlash from reporting it, legislation to protect against sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace, and a drive to reach gender parity across Hollywood.
The clock’s been ticking on the abuse of power. Stand in solidarity with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, and assault. #TIMESUP on oppression and marginalization. #TIMESUP on misrepresentation and underrepresentation. Sign the solidarity letter and donate to the #TIMESUP Legal Defense Fund. Link in bio.
At the forefront of this movement are 300 actresses and female agents, directors, entertainment executives, writers and producers including Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, Tina Tchen, Donna Langley, chairwoman of Universal Pictures andshowrunner Jill Soloway.
The women also requested that everyone walking the Golden Globes red carpet raise awareness by wearing black.