It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since last year’s, inaugural Women’s March. Although, that’s because it feels more like five.
Despite the daily frustrations of the past year today’s march had a spirit of hope. It may be a year later, but we’re still here, we’re still paying attention, and we’re holding individuals accountable. Read the rest of this entry
Last night, there was a shift in the award show dynamic at the Golden Globes. From red carpet interviews to their acceptance speeches the women of Hollywood delivered a message of support and unity.
The night’s top awards, in television and film, all going to projects driven by and/or starring women was the perfect finishing touch to an empowering and encouraging evening.
Meanwhile, a noticeable and vast majority of the male winners failed to acknowledge the movement at all. Surrounded by a sea of women and men dressed in black, they said nothing. Read the rest of this entry
Tomorrow, the brightest stars of the big and small screen will take to the red carpet ahead of the Golden Globes. With them they’ll bring their glitz, glamour and a movement.
In recognition of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, many of the stars will be wearing black. Originally dubbed a silent protest, the wardrobe change will certainly be anything but silent. Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday, TIME announced their “Person of the Year,” which it turns out is actually the “People of the Year.” Choosing the “Silence Breakers,” as TIME calls them, was the right choice. Choosing to have an all female team write, photograph, and handle pretty much every aspect of the cover story was also wisely done. That being said, their choice does draw attention to another issue.
As we celebrate this group of brave women, it’s hard not to look at the history of women as TIME’s “Person of the Year.” The magazine has been awarding the title since 1927, and in that time only four women have held the title as individuals. That number slightly improves when you include groups of women or groups that include at least one woman, but it’s still woefully low (less than 10).
TIME is not alone in this gender disparity, and my point is not to villainize them for it, but to re-emphasize the role that power plays in the ongoing #MeToo narrative.