Meanwhile, singer Kelly Clarkson, who wore an off-the-shoulder black dress with golden sleeves, said Sunday night that she hopes this statement extends past the red carpet. "It's a moment to transform both the written and unwritten rules that devalue the lives and experiences of women".
The special plus-ones afforded the women an opportunity to keep questions on the carpet about issues.
In their push to highlight the problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality, eight actresses at the Golden Globes ceremony (Monday morning, Singapore time) are extending their political statements to their plus-ones. As Hollywood comes together to honour 2017's best actors, directors and more, there is no avoiding the elephant in the room: The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment cases and the several others that followed.
In their joint red carpet interview, King spoke before Stone.
Too much of the recent press attention has been focused on perpetrators and does not adequately address the systematic nature of violence including the importance of race, ethnicity and economic status in sexual violence and other forms of violence against women. The launch was spawned in part by a letter of support Hollywood women received from female farm workers, and the defense fund that has raised $15 million to date is not only for victims of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry, but in all sectors.
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.
"This moment in time calls for us to use the power of our collective voices to find solutions that leave no woman behind". There is still much work to do, and many hands required to do it.
"We are really coming together to say, "time's up" on the imbalance of power everywhere". The End Violence Against Women Coalition is the largest coalition of organizations working to eradicate violence against women and girls in the United Kingdom.