When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist.”
“Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for President, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. I’m lucky I was raised to believe that my opinion at the dinner table was valuable. My mum and I spoke as loudly as my brothers.”
“Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Susan Sarandon and more will be accompanied by activists from all sectors, including the mother of the #MeToo movement.
Women’s rights activists will walk the red carpet alongside actresses at the Golden Globes tonight, to help vocalize the message that #TimesUp is a campaign for gender equality that reaches beyond Hollywood.
The guests will include #MeToo hashtag creator and civil rights activist Tarana Burke, as well as farm worker, restaurant worker and racial justice leaders Marai Larasi, Rosa Clemente, Ai-jen Poo, Monica Ramirez, Calina Lawrence and Saru Jayaraman.
Each activist will be paired with an actress, with racial justice advocate Burke (who already achieved a high profile in Hollywood after being tapped as a consultant on the film Selma) walking with Michelle Williams; Larasi, founder of black feminist organization Imkaan, with Emma Watson; workers rights advocate and Alianza Nacional de Campesinas co-founder Ramirez with Laura Dern; Native American and human rights activist Lawrence with Shailene Woodley; Billie Jean King with Emma Stone, and Restaurant Opportunities Center United president Jayaraman with Amy Poehler.”