Golden Globes 2018 #Time'sUp

**Instead of focussing on the red carpet fashion at the Golden Globe Awards 2018, I think it's paramount to accredit the event for the powerful movement which was at the forefront of this year's celebration.**

The Golden Globe Awards are always a highly anticipated event in which Hollywood stars are awarded for their artistry, accomplishments and dedication. However, this year, the Golden Globes 2018 were about so much more than presenting and receiving awards, but about individuals standing together to put a stop sexual harassement within the workplace, which is caused greatly by the misuse of power both within Hollywood and every other domain in this world.

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal that sent shock-waves through Hollywood, all the women who attended the Golden Globes dressed head-to-toe in black in order to support the Time's Up Movement, which was founded this year and has already become extremely prevalent in the world. Before the ceremony even began, the movement was in motion and people were talking about the initiative, raising awareness of the severity of sexual harassement by using the #WhyWeWearBlack hashtag.

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

The Time's Up movement aims to proactively combat sexual harassement within the workplace by advocating for legislation that will punish companies that ignore (and therefore) facilitate sexual harassement and abolish nondisclosure agreements that have silenced the victims for so long before. This particular movement comes after the 2010 #MeToo movement that offered a support system for the victims of sexual harassement who valiantly shared their own personal stories. 

Something so potent to recognise is the change in dynamic between the two hashtags. Whilst the #MeToo encouraged a personal and descriptive approach to the issue (which was marvellously powerful and insightful to the moral issue), the #Time'sUp movement endorses the more political intention and drives away from the idea of keeping these real-life stories personal and instead pursuing this approach of 'togetherness' and standing as one; instead of acting as individual warriors in a solo battle. 

Naomi Campbell in Jean Paul Gaultier

Although the notion of wearing black on the red carpet is a conscientious and acclamatory solution, it doesn't actively put a stop to work place sexism. Having said that, it is the first beautiful, powerful step into the process of ending this world-wide moral issue and who better to fight alongside other women than powerful and talented Hollywood actresses who can put their high-stance and celebrity statuses to a good cause and use it as a positive platform to act against sexual harassement?


Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in Dior


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