Golden Globes #TimesUp

Greetings, Ladies and remaining Gentlemen…” – Seth Meyers opens the Golden Globes

TONIGHT, the Golden Globes took a stand. Black was the color of the night, in solidarity.

From the New York Times

In their push to highlight the problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality, eight actresses at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony are extending their political statements to their plus-ones.

Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Shailene Woodley say that on the red carpet, they will each be accompanied by activists in a range of fields. The move is part of a widening effort by prominent Hollywood women, who formed the umbrella group Time’s Up, to extend the focus on sexual harassment to women marginalized because of class, sexuality, ethnicity or race

Times Up is about activism on a large scale.

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers. The Fund will ultimately be housed at and administrated by the National Women’s Law Center, an established, national women’s rights legal organization. A network of lawyers and public relations professionals across the country will work with the Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity to provide assistance to those ready to stand up. Access to prompt and comprehensive legal and communications help will mean empowerment for these individuals and long term growth for our culture and communities as a whole.

It was an extraordinary night.