Going For Gold: The Time’s Up Movement
By Paige Miller
Time’s Up is a movement against sexual harassment that was founded in response to Harvey Weinstein’s actions and the resulting #MeToo campaign. Their moto “No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse” has been seen on the news, in speeches, and through the blackout fashion statement at the 75th Golden Globes. The 300 founders behind Time’s Up want to create a community that aims to get rid of all sexual harassment and assault in workplaces and homes. The Time’s Up campaign has allowed many women to speak out about their experiences and not feel scared about being the only one. In Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the 75th annual Golden Globes, she promotes the importance of the Time’s Up movement. In her speech she goes on to say, “For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men…But their time is up. Their time is up!” The importance of women speaking out and not feeling the burden to hide the truth was one of Winfrey’s main goals in her speech. Time’s Up has started to create a community aiming to get rid of all harassment and abuse.
The Time’s Up Campaign Continues to Expand
By Chloe Cornell
The Time’s Up initiative continues to gain traction and has been addressed at prominent events such as the World Economic Forum, the Grammy Awards and the State of the Union. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed his support for the Time’s Up movement while speaking to world leaders at the world economic forum about promoting gender equality. Trudeau stated, “Me Too, Time’s Up, the Women’s March – these movements tell us that we need to have a critical discussion on women’s rights, equality, and the power dynamics of gender. As leaders, we need to act to show that truly, time is up.”
At the Grammy Awards, hundreds of attendees wore white roses to the event as symbols of solidarity with the Time’s Up movement. Some artists and executives wore Time’s Up pins as well. United States politicians have also joined the Time’s Up movement. Many democrats wore Time’s Up pins to the State of the Union address and female house democrats wore all black, mimicking the Golden Globe blackout. In addition, many artists attending the upcoming British Academy Film Awards are planning to wear all black to show support for Time’s Up. Emma Watson, Daisy Ridley, Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson are some of the women reportedly backing the campaign.
The Time’s Up legal defense fund has been the recipient of many donations from actors who are newly mindful of gender inequality and sexual harassment. Mark Wahlberg opted to donate his $1.5 million salary he received for reshoots of the movie “All The Money In The World“ (to replace Kevin Spacey who was dropped after sexual harassment claims), when it was publicly revealed that his co-star Michelle Williams only received $1,000 for the same work. Additionally, many actors who have appeared in Woody Allen films over the years have recently expressed remorse for working with the director, as Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has consistently claimed that Allen molested her when she was a child. Artists who have worked with Allen, including Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Colin Firth, Rachel Brosnahan, Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino, David Krumholtz and Griffin Newman are now speaking out and saying that they regret their decision to work with Allen. Rebecca Hall and Timothee Chalamet have donated all or a portion of their salaries from their Woody Allen films to Time’s Up.
If you would like to support the Time’s Up movement, you can buy merchandise featuring the Time’s Up logo, which was created by Reese Witherspoon and costume designer Arianne Phillips, who is also Madonna’s long-time personal stylist. The link to the store is below.