Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Activists join actresses on the Golden Globes red carpet

Activists join actresses on the Golden Globes red carpet

While award show red carpets used to be filled with answers to the question, "Who are you wearing?" this year, actresses largely used their time at the microphone to advance their causes.

For those excited to see if numerous A-list stars are bringing their significant others or family members as their dates to the Golden Globes, you will have to wait for a different award show. Stone is nominated for best actress on Sunday night for her portrayal of King in the movie Battle of the Sexes.

Dern said she had reached out to Ramirez "to say that she stood with all the 700,000 women farm workers in solidarity for the women in our industry who were courageous enough to speak out about sexual harassment and assault".

Emma Stone brought tennis legend and gender-equality trailblazer Billie Jean King. "It's a moment to transform both the written and unwritten rules that devalue the lives and experiences of women".

Williams brought Tarana Burke, the founder of the "me too" movement, and Watson brought Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a black feminist organization.

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A number of these activists represent women outside of the entertainment industry, in areas where the type of abuse Time's Up aims to eradicate is as deeply entrenched as is Hollywood.

Susan Sarandon brought activist Rosa Clemente, who is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, which has produced community activism tours and consults on issues such as hip-hop activism, media justice and voter engagement, according to Clemente's website.

Amy Poehler arrived at the Golden Globes with Saru Jayaraman, whose platform is advocacy for restaurant workers.

Woodley's date is Suquamish Tribe member Calina Lawrence, who advocates for Native American treaty and water rights.

The actress, who will be presenting at the event tonight, walked the annual event with Marai, the leader of Imkaan, a United Kingdom -based women's organization that is aimed at responding to and preventing violence against black minoritized women and girls. That was on October 29; within days, over a dozen men came forward to allege similar misconduct, and Scott announced he would reshoot Spacey's scenes and still release the film in December. Out of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, many women have said they will be dressing in black.

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