And so it happened, the 75th Golden Globes Awards, there was a blackout – not the fleeting kind where the lights come back moments later. It was the recurrent theme of the night. The women of Hollywood had spoken. As they strutted on the red carpet, swathed in black couture numbers, the message was clear – time’s up, for the long-standing culture of repression, of silence and fear, of powerful men getting away with assault.
In the wake of rampant sexual assault cases finally coming out in the open, with many illustrious names accused, including but not limited to Harry Weinstein, Time’s Up was founded. 300 celebrities came together to speak up against sexual harassment and assault. Everyone, from A-list actresses to directors, writers, agents and producers, set up a legal defense fund. Headlining the movement are Ashley Judd, America Ferrera, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, among others.