A-list actresses bring activists to Golden Globes red carpet

Posted January 08, 2018

As The Blast reported, some of Hollywood's biggest female stars will walk the red carpet with women by their sides.

Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams and other actresses arriving on the red carpet explained that the awards-show "blackout" is created to show solidarity around the new Time's Up initiative, which in turn aims to call for legislative and other solutions to end widespread sexual misconduct and inequality in Hollywood and in other American workplaces.

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Variety is reporting that Emma Stone, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Shailene Woodley, Amy Poehler, and Laura Dern will be accompanied by notable activists.

Streep - who has been heavily criticized for her response to the allegations against her longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein - will bring along National Domestic Workers Alliance director and 2014 MacArthur fellow Aj-jen Poo, according to Variety.

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As part of a continued campaign inspired by the Time's Up movement, these Hollywood A-listers are committing to amplifying voices in the fight for women's rights and racial equality. She added, "We're saying enough is enough".

Watson will attend alongside Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, "a British network of organizations working to end violence against black and minority women". King is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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- Saru Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers, will be Ms. Poehler's guest. From #MeToo creator Tarana Burke to activist Monica Ramirez, check out who the stars brought along to the show. Out of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, many women have said they will be dressing in black.