The #MeToo hashtag movement was initiated by Tarana Burke, a social activist in 2006 in efforts to raise awareness of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the workplace. Though sexual deviant behaviour has been rampant in numerous career fields, women effected generally kept silent for one reason or another. #MeToo and the current scandal of high-profile men in Hollywood due to aforementioned has birthed the #TimesUp movement.
The #TimesUp campaign is seeing a strong start with financial contributions from celebrities such as Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Viola Davis, and Gabrielle Union to name a few. The aim of the collection of these funds is to establish a legal defence fund so that those affected by sexual harassment can have the monetary backing to fight their perpetrators in court, formulation of regulations that eradicate the corporate atmosphere of harassment, and gender equalization in the entertainment realm.
You don’t have to be a public figure to assist in this initiative. By going to https://www.timesupnow.com/ you can become a part of the solution by donating to the cause as well and learning of alternative ways of assisting and advocating for yourself or others in the workplace.
Read more about the cause here:
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
Thank you @depalm for this correction. Disabled women have not been forgotten by #TIMESUP . #TIMESUP stands for ALL women, including disabled women, and the language should and will reflect that. https://t.co/Vn6kHItABL
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) January 2, 2018
— etalk (@etalkCTV) January 3, 2018
#TimesUp “The group is also backing the movement for women to wear black, in solidarity with those who have been sexually harassed, at the Golden Globes.”
The awards show is on before and after “Despite Yourself” on Sunday.
— Sean Thomas Kelly (@mojave_sean) January 3, 2018
— Charlotte Sargeant (@Charlotte061269) January 3, 2018
Join us. Add your name to our Letter of Solidarity by donating to the @TIMESUP Legal Defense Fund, to provide subsidized legal support to women and men who experienced #sexualharassment #assault or #abuse in the #workplace #TIMESUP #MeToo @nwlc https://t.co/1pW1ukgVnS pic.twitter.com/MrRxVy7M6o
— Liliana Caraça (@LilianaCaraca) January 3, 2018
I am looking forward to the future, where movies reflect history. Men and Women take on LIFE and each pulls the other through their specific challenges, and make each other better. Time’s up Motherfu*kers #metoo #timesup #cmonpeoplethisisnthardbekindtooneanother #whyisthisathing?
— Austin James (@AustinJD14) January 3, 2018
Big Hooray to Hollywood women AND men standing up for women’s rights across the board with #TIMESUP
Things that make me happy. ????
— Naseema Sami (@NaseemaSami) January 3, 2018
If you have power, disperse it.
If you have influence, divert it.
If you have wealth, distribute it.
If you have the spotlight, refocus it.#TIMESUP
— りょう?凄くかわいい?はるかぜ? (@ryou920) January 3, 2018
— Janna Besamusca (@JannaBesamusca) January 3, 2018