Hollywood women launch initiative to stop sexual harassment

Reese Witherspoon helped launch the Time’s Up campaign

More than 300 top women in Hollywood - from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett - unveiled an initiative on Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their "sisters" in less-than-glamorous blue-collar jobs.

The campaign was brought into the public eye on Monday with full-page adverts in the Times, which helped expose allegations of abuse against Harvey Weinstein, and Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion.

The women said they are hoping to widen the attention being paid to Hollywood's scourge of sexual harassment and discrimination into a cultural shift.

The letter acknowledges the privilege of Hollywood women, who have seen their own industry reckon with harassment in recent months, and expresses solidarity with workers who lack the resources to hold perpetrators accountable.

With an explicit thank you to those women for their call and support, the organizers from the entertainment industry behind the "Time's Up" effort say it's imperative to elevate the struggles of all working women.

One of Time's Up major aspects is a legal defense fund for which the organization is now soliciting donations via a GoFundMe.

Jio leads with 21.8Mbps 4G download speed in October: TRAI
Lastly, at Rs 999, users will get 50GB data per cycle along with a data roll-over worth 200GB data and 100 free SMSes. Under this plan, users will get 1GB data per day along with unlimited voice calls, for a validity of 28 days.

Several females in the industry have donated to the legal defense fund, including the incomparable Taylor Swift, who faced her who sexual harassment trial back in August.

The fund will be housed at and administered by the National Women's Law Center, a women's rights legal organization, and managed by Christina M. Tchen, former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama.

Other Time's Up members include the actresses Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone and Kerry Washington.

Drafting of legislation to punish companies that tolerate sexual harassment and to discourage nondisclosure agreements in such cases.

Time's Up also is backing the movement for women to wear black, in solidarity with those who have been sexually harassed, at Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony.

It also calls for "gender inequality and the imbalance of power" to be addressed, stressing the need for more women to gain positions of authority and parity of pay.

Related News:

  • Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

    Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

    With slightly better odds than the Powerball game, it's rare that months pass without someone winning a Mega Millions jackpot. It's the second time that Powerball and Mega Millions have had jackpots bigger than $300 million at the same time.
    Salman Khan's 'Tiger Zinda Hai' mints Rs 217 crore in 8 days

    Salman Khan's 'Tiger Zinda Hai' mints Rs 217 crore in 8 days

    As per the progression so far, all indications are that Tiger Zinda Hai would make its way to the 300 Crore Club as well. However, the interesting thing is that this film was also directed by Sultan fame director Ali Abbas Zafar.
    Instagram Recommends Photos in Your Feed Now, Users Aren't Happy

    Instagram Recommends Photos in Your Feed Now, Users Aren't Happy

    I don't even see 75% of the people I'm following posts but now @ Instagram is sticking " recommended posts " in my feed. The " Recommended for You " section will consist of three or five suggested posts, as shown in the live version.
  • DeMar DeRozan drops 52 on Bucks in Raptors win

    DeMar DeRozan drops 52 on Bucks in Raptors win

    The Toronto Raptors are averaging 110.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeRozan shot 17-for-29 from the field, which included a 5-for-9 night from 3, and 13-for-13 from the foul line.

    LG Unveils 88-Inch 8K OLED TV, First In The World

    The previous record-holder for the biggest OLED display TV only touched 77 inches and it only featured 4K resolution. According to Engadget , which first reported on this, LG will be showcasing the 8K resolution OLED display at CES.
    Maine's minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour

    Maine's minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour

    More than two dozen states now have "preemption" laws on their books that block localities from implementing their own raises. Ohio's hourly minimum wage is about to rise again, with the rate going up by 15 cents an hour Monday from $8.15 to $8.30.
  • Alexis Sanchez Future Is Not My Problem- Arsene Wenger

    Alexis Sanchez Future Is Not My Problem- Arsene Wenger

    It is what it is. "I'm sorry, my friend Sanchez, you have no place with us", Neny wrote on his official Twitter account. It's a tradition, so I have to adapt", he told multiple English newspapers. "In two days, we have another game".
    Roy Hodgson 'proud' as Crystal Palace stop Man City juggernaut

    Roy Hodgson 'proud' as Crystal Palace stop Man City juggernaut

    I don't know what will happen with him, maybe in the coming days, but we're lucky". "But I don't know what happens in the future". De Bruyne was later seen being helped down the touchline back to the dressing room by City's medical staff.
    Padmavati Should Lose A Letter To Get U/A

    Padmavati Should Lose A Letter To Get U/A

    The Rajput body's member Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi has said that the film has been cleared "under pressure from the underworld". The special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and professor K.K.
  • Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched in India, priced at Rs. 9999

    Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched in India, priced at Rs. 9999

    It is known that Nokia 9 will come with a 5.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels. It is known that Apple may achieve this goal by embedding the Touch ID sensor underneath the 2018 iPhone X's display.
    Premiere Date For Season 2 Of A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Premiere Date For Season 2 Of A Series of Unfortunate Events

    This second season is expected to do the next five and an eventual third season would finish out the adaptations. The official Twitter page for A Series of Unfortunate Events posted the cryptic tweet above on New Year's Day.
    Wind chill advisories continue; no warm up in sight

    Wind chill advisories continue; no warm up in sight

    Wear warm shoes or boots, and make sure as much exposed skin as possible is covered by gloves, hats, ear muffs, and scarves. Don't expect any big thaw or warming trend, as high temperatures are expected to remain below freezing indefinitely.


Most liked

Triple talaq bill likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday
Most parties are against the provision for jailing offenders - they say they don't want a civil matter to be criminalised. The government wants the bill to be discussed in the Upper House tomorrow, so that parties opposing it are exposed.

Weather warning brought forward as Storm Eleanor heads for East Midlands
On its site, the warning reads: "A spell of strong winds is expected later Tuesday, overnight into Wednesday morning". Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, while some damage to buildings is likely, it has said.

At least 20 people are dead in Iran's bloody week of protests
Demonstrators took the streets for a fifth straight day of marches that have broken out in cities across the country. Video posted on social media showed demonstrators attacking a police station in the central town of Qahderijan.

Pak slams U.S. envoy over Trump's accusation of aiding terrorism
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua sought an explanation from Hale over Trump's remarks, The Express Tribune reported . President Donald Trump's tweet in which he doubted Pakistan's role against terrorism, according to local reports.

Factory activity expands at fastest pace in five years in December: PMI
This is for the fifth consecutive month that the index has come in above 50-point mark that separates expansion from contraction. The modest increase in output in December followed broadly unchanged production volumes in November.

Bama routs Clemson behind defensive dominance
Bama suffocated the high-octane Tigers offense, holding them to just 188 yards on the evening with nine tackles for loss. The Tide will play in their third straight CFP national championship next Monday night against fellow SEC rival Georgia.

Doctors in Kerala to join nationwide strike against bill today
The bill also proposes to allow practitioners of alternative medicines, such as homoeopathy and ayurveda to practice allopathy after completing a bridge course.

Browns secure No. 1 pick in National Football League draft; Giants No. 2
The major injury for the Texans in this game is star wideout Deandre Hopkins , who will be missing his first game of the season. Over the season, Castonzo has a 95.2 pass blocking efficiency. which ranks 24th among his position.

Dead man makes list of Buhari's new appointment
They include late Alhaji Umar Dange, said to be a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State. The appointments of 209 board chairpersons and 1,258 board members were announced on Friday.

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date leaked
The last time anyone mentioned a release date for RDR 2 , Rockstar announced in May that the game was delayed until spring 2018 . Spring starts from March 20 and ends on June 21 so gamers have been wondering what the exact release date is.

Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in 'ambush' attack
President Trump tweeted his "deepest condolences to the victims of the bad shooting in Douglas County. and their families". Five deputies were shot, one fatally, when they responded to a "verbal disturbance" at 5:14 AM New Year's Eve Sunday.

Russian Federation and Turkey Seal Deal on Controversial Missile System
National Defense Minister of Turkey Nurettin Canikli confirmed the statement and added that the S-400 deal had been concluded. The move has alarmed Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies amid tensions with Moscow.

Survivor describes escape from deadly NY apartment fire
Several online fundraisers have also been set up for the families of those who perished in the flames. Friday morning Mayor de Blasio said the search for answers in Thursday night's fire is ongoing.

Djokovic all set for return in Abu Dhabi
The more I played, the more confident I felt that I would be able to go for shots that I was afraid to go for in the first set. Ostapenko, 20, was just two-years-old when Williams won the first of her 23 grand slam titles in 1999 at the US Open.

Rahul Gandhi Rebukes Congress MLA Asha Kumari Who Slapped Lady Cop
Congress MLA Asha Kumari slapped a woman constable in Shimla , reacting sharply to it the latter returned her a tight slap too. Congress President Rahul Gandhi disapproved the MLA's action of slapping the woman police constable on duty.