What Is Time’s Up? How Hollywood Wants To End Sexual Harassment
Time's Up! How powerful women are taking steps to stop workplace harassment across the nation.
What Is Time's Up? How Hollywood Wants To End Sexual Harassment
Sexual assault and harassment came to light in a big way last year. Celebrities and everyday people shared stories and experiences of sexual assault in the workplace, at work functions, and the like. Twitter, instagram, and Facebook acted as a stage for people to swap stories, commiserate, and console. This year, actresses like Reese Witherspoon and Amy Schumer, directors like Steven Spielberg and show runner Shonda Rhimes, have teamed up to support a new initiative, "Time's Up". They've raised over $15 million dollars for the initiatives defense fund. So what is Time's Up? Well simply put, Hollywood wants to end sexual harassment.
The initiative "Time's Up Now" has been spearheaded by powerful women in film and television to implement change across the country. The focus of the group is to address "the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented group from reaching their full potential". They will partner with "leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable".
Mission To Be Accomplished
Their mission? To stand together. "Time's Up is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live".
Since allegations against powerful men in Hollywood came to light in 2017, women have been sharing their stories and participating in the #metoo movement, detailing stories of sexual assault or harassment in the workplace.
For more information on the initiative, like donating or how to get involved visit their website. If you don't think you want to dive head first, that's okay, but follow their number one rule: don't be part of the problem. For starters, don't harass anyone. Got it?