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Oprah asks the big question looming over Time’s Up: Now what?

In a powerful discussion with the women at the forefront of Hollywood‘s Time’s Up campaign, Oprah Winfrey asked where we go from here in terms of combating sexism in entertainment and beyond. Winfrey asked the panel pressing questions, including about Dylan Farrow and her accused abuser, Woody Allen. SEE ALSO: Oprah speaks with Reese Witherspoon...CONTINUE READING
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Eliza Dushku says she was ‘sexually molested’ at age 12 while working on ‘True Lies’

“When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators.” So begins Eliza Dushku’s heart-wrenching #MeToo Facebook post, which she shared early on Saturday morning. The post goes on to relate, in great detail, the way Kramer allegedly first groomed her and...CONTINUE READING
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How to keep the resistance going in 2018, even when you’re impossibly tired

I was listening to The Read recently — it’s my favorite podcast — and I was struck by co-host Kid Fury’s observations about reaching the end of the year and feeling tired.  I posted how I felt on Instagram: “Can’t add one more plan tired. Hard to get excited about exciting things tired. Can’t project,...CONTINUE READING
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Woman steps forward as creator of the ‘Shitty Media Men’ list

Back in October, a spreadsheet titled “SHITTY MEDIA MEN” became a safe place for women to share their experiences of abuse and harassment. The Google document became a way to anonymously crowdsource information about men in the industry accused of misconduct, ranging from sending inappropriate messages to assault and rape.  SEE ALSO: How to be...CONTINUE READING
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Activist pens moving letter about being Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes date

Social change and vodka shots with Meryl Streep? That’s all in a night for Ai-jen Poo. Poo is the executive director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She also happened to be Meryl Steep’s date to the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday.  Poo was one of the 8 activists Streep and other actresses brought to...CONTINUE READING
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Hollywood stars will bring activists to the Golden Globes

Going beyond protest pins and black outfits, several Hollywood A-listers are bringing activists to the Golden Globes’ red carpet on Sunday to show support for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Actors Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Shailene Woodley have special guests joining them for...CONTINUE READING
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A Rose McGowan documentary series about her life as an activist is coming to TV

Actress and activist Rose McGowan, who was among the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, will star in her own documentary series to premiere on E! this monthCitizen Rose will follow McGowan, now a prominent face and voice in the movement to end sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. SEE ALSO: The...CONTINUE READING
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Male stars will also wear black to the Golden Globes to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood

The red carpet will go black at this year’s Golden Globes – and it’s not stopping with the women. Weeks ago, we learned that many actresses planned to wear black to this year’s ceremony, as a sign of protest against the industry’s sexual abuse epidemic. As it turns out, though, men will be getting in...CONTINUE READING
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#MeToo creator Tarana Burke will drop the Times Square ball on New Year’s Eve

Tarana Burke, the activist who created the “Me Too” campaign back in 2007, which recently inspired an online movement against sexual assault and harassment, is leading us all into 2018. Burke will be participating in New York’s traditional New Year’s Eve ceremony, according to a Monday press release. In honor of her efforts and social...CONTINUE READING
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