Time’s Up is a movement against sexual harassment which was founded in 2006 originally but which resurfaced again in response to the Weinstein allegations and #MeToo. The equality movement gained momentum at the Golden Globes with all women attendees wearing black as a sign of protest. I am presenting you my top 5 quotes from the movement advocates so far. Get inspired.
« A new day is on the horizon! »
In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say « Me too » again.
« You are born worthy »
“There’s no prerequisites to worthiness. You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear. The women who are still in silence because of trauma, shame, due to the assault ― they need to understand that it’s not their fault and they’re not dirty. I’m here because I hear the voices of women who said, ‘Me too,’ — which, one of them was me… I hear those voices, those people who nameless faceless, every day, who don’t have a platform … to talk about their sexual assault and rape. »
Viola Davis to sexual assault survivors
« People are aware now of a power imbalance »
“I think that people are aware now of a power imbalance and it’s something that leads to abuse. It’s led to abuse in our own industry and it’s led to abuse across the domestic workers’ field of work, it’s in the military, it’s in Congress, it’s everywhere and we wanted to fix that.”
« I encourage, and bolster, and support women to find ways to turn that pain into beauty »
« I think we need to take the spotlight and turn it away from what these very foul, misguided, sexist, misogynistic, rapist, pedophiles have done and turn it to the people who have been harmed. And turn that pain to beauty. I think art is a way to do that, and so many of the women who have been affected by it are artists. I encourage, and bolster, and support women to find ways to turn that pain into beauty. I believe we will. We’ve always done that, so it’ll happen again. »
« I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a dangerous world »
“You know why we’re here? We’re here because of Tarana. You might think we’re here because I was nominated for something, but that’s really not the case. I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a dangerous world, and I think that because of the work Tarana has done and the work I am learning how to do, we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world. I am moved beyond measure to be standing next to this woman. I have tears in my eyes and a smile on my face.”