Why the #TIMESUP movement is so important
Join these celebrities in the fight against sexual harassment and abuse.
If you watched the 75th annual Golden Globes this past weekend, you’re probably familiar with the movement that had everyone talking. TIME’S UP is an epic movement to put an end to the ever-growing issue of sexual assault. With all the recent allegations about very prominent and powerful men in the entertainment industry sexually assaulting women, it can’t come at a better time—the initiative to do something is so crucial.
Actresses like Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington have become key leaders in TIME’S UP. Activist and director Amber Tamblyn is also offering her leadership for the movement, posting an open letter that appeared in the New York Times and La Opinión that asks men and women alike to stand in solidarity with victims of harassment.
An open letter appears in @LaOpinionLA and @nytimes today from us to our sisters in the Farm Worker’s Union. It’s also a call to arms. We’ve started a legal defense fund supporting those across industries who’ve experienced abuse in the workplace. Join us. #TIMESUP (link in bio) pic.twitter.com/Zr5C4QgcXg
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 1, 2018
Dawning black and TIME’S UP pins, stars on the red carpet showed their support for the movement and what it stood for. With some of these celebrities voicing their opinions about the vitality of speaking up and calling out people who’ve done wrong—no matter what their reputation is in the industry—it strives to bring some kind of hope to victims of sexual assault.
Very popular and in demand celebrities have been advocating for TIME’S UP through social media as well. Stars like Dua Lipa, Hilary Duff, Gabrielle Union, Cara Delevingne, Aly & AJ, Charli XCX and Emilia Clarke are lending a helping hand in ending the threat of sexual harassment in any type of environment.
#TimesUp #WhyWeWearBlack This year marked the 25th anniversary of my rape. #MeToo I know I am not alone. Together we can eradicate sexual violence, harassment and abuse. Together we can have true equality. Together we can dismantle white supremacy and racism. Together we can center the voices of the most marginalized among us. Together we can acknowledge the jig is up and its BEEN time for monumental sweeping change. #TimesUpNow
support women. support girls. support bravery. unify, stand in solidarity and support the women who have pushed the conversation around sexual harassment and abuse forward by telling their story. support the #timesup movement and support sisterhood. this is inspiring. pic.twitter.com/2BrSShWqP4
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 8, 2018
#TIMESUP xo Aly & AJ (link in bio to donate) pic.twitter.com/DLtPYc0TZX
— Aly & AJ (@alyandaj) January 8, 2018
Dear insta, on this dawn of a brave new year let’s stand together in speaking our truth. The clock’s been ticking on the abuse of power. I 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 @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund: Link in bio. #timesupnow
You can find out more about TIME’S UP here and by following TIME’S UP on Twitter and Instagram.
You can also donate to the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund where all proceeds help provide subsidized legal services for individuals subjected to workplace sexual harassment and abuse.
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