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Time’s Up x2 and Women’s Equality Make an Impact at the 2019 Golden Globes

Jeannie Mai at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards; Image: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

The Golden Globes wasn’t just a celebration of excellence in the entertainment industry, but a moment for celebrities to show solidarity and take a stand. Last year, celebrities wore black to bring attention to sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal (and the numerous scandals that followed). The support continued this year in the form of “Time’s Up x2” ribbons, promoting the organization that insists on safe, fair and dignified work for women of all kinds. It challenges those in power and in the industry to make the workforce 50 percent men and 50 percent women.

The black and white ribbons designed by Arianne Phillips were spotted on celebrities like Idris Elba, Rachel Brosnahan and Marti Noxon. Regina King accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for If Beale Street Could Talk and in her speech said, “I am going to use my platform to say right now that in the next two years, everything that I produce and I am making a vow and it’s going to be tough to make sure that everything that I produce, that it’s 50 percent women. I challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”

The Golden Globes producers tried to cut her off with music, but she continued to talk about the need for systemic change and the Time’s Up movement. The audience clapped and some even gave a standing ovation. 

Despite it being 2019, women still face inequality and oppression. May this year bring more female empowerment and gender equality in all industries.


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