The year 2017 ended with women in Hollywood coming forward and sharing their stories of sexual harassment and abuse and propelled the #MeToo campaign where women from all walks of life came forward to share their tales of combating harassment, abuse, sexism and misogyny in all forms. But the fight has not ended here.
Over 300 women in Hollywood have supported a campaign Time’s Up that seeks equal representation and opportunities, pay parity, and to fight sexual harassment. Hollywood A-listers like Gal Gadot, Kerry Washington, Ashley Judd, Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and many more have joined the campaign.
In an open letter to The New York Times, this group of women stated that the action that needs to be taken to fight against sexual harassment and for gender parity.
According to AFP, “Time’s Up has established a legal defense fund that, in just 12 days, has raised $13.4 million toward a $15 million goal aimed at providing legal aid for women and men who were sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in the workplace.”
It’s time to shift the balance in the workplace, from representing the few to representing us all. Sign the #TIMESUP solidarity letter and donate to the #TIMESUP Legal Defense Fund right here: https://t.co/GNhkSnWIDb pic.twitter.com/a5oi2Sbaam
— TIME’S UP (@timesupnw) January 1, 2018
We stand in solidarity with Alianza Nacional de Campesinas and women across every industry to combat abuse, harassment, marginalization, and underrepresentation. The $13m @TIMESUPNW Legal Defense Fund is just the beginning. This is not a drill. #TIMESUP https://t.co/a0qtkachdJ pic.twitter.com/B5XGy37FCv
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 1, 2018
I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation. Join me! Sign the statement of solidarity & donate to the @TIMESUPNW Legal Defense Fund: https://t.co/tp9YDjZ0qw pic.twitter.com/KW2b5BGgbX
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) January 2, 2018
Discrimination, harassment and abuse have never been acceptable—but for far too long, they’ve been accepted. Well… #TIMESUP. Show your solidarity at https://t.co/mx7Ng1pSLl. pic.twitter.com/D6kD2N9AR0
— Melinda Gates (@melindagates) January 2, 2018
Time’s up on silence. Time’s up on waiting. Time’s up on tolerating discrimination, harassment and abuse. #TimesUp Sign the solidarity letter & donate to the @TIMESUPNW Legal Defense Fund: https://t.co/eTwKtOboIl pic.twitter.com/q8aok1HTGg
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 1, 2018
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 1, 2018
I signed this letter of solidarity to stand with women and men across every industry who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in saying: enough is enough #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/0dQALEf04I
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) January 3, 2018