Closing Comments: The Golden Globes highlights the #MeToo movement
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 13, 2018,
Jan 13, 2018, 7:52
"No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence".
More than a dozen people came forward during the 2016 presidential campaign accusing the now president of sexual improprieties, which he has denied.
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Winfrey, who owns 10 per cent of the weight-loss company and is featured in its ads, dominated coverage of the Hollywood awards show Sunday night. The 2018 Golden Globes kept the sexual harassment or assault in the spotlight throughout the event, multiple presenters and victor addressed the issue.
BUT with all the eloquent speeches, none roused the room like Winfrey's, who had the crowd giving her repeated ovations as she issued a warning-not once, but three times-to powerful men who abuse women: "Their time is up!"
The dress code, which came about in response to a string of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood beginning with high-profile producer Harvey Weinstein, was followed by most stars - including many men - with just a few notable exceptions. This year, it was all gender politics, and of course the #MeToo movement that has engulfed Hollywood and spread into the culture at large with astonishing speed. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I've been seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.
Rosanna Arquette, sister of Academy Award victor Patricia Arquette, also tweeted saying none of the accusers were invited to join the event.
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The most active of all his accusers are Rose McGowan, Mira Sorvino, and Asia Aregnto, and Annabella Sciorra.
Ms. Harding, apparently, fit right in.
Daring silhouettes, sheer and textured fabric, pops of colour, crystal embellishment, statement jewellery and bright red lips among attendees offered personality to the black-themed event.
A young African American woman argued that Winfrey is "popular, everybody loves her, every housewife in America will vote for her". And this year we became the story.
She said: "They're the women whose names we'll never know". They are rich and powerful, industries unto themselves.
It would be easier to consider the sincerity of these people if Ms. Streep had invited Ms. McGowan to join her at the party.
"Oprah would be a lot of fun", said Trump.
"It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place due to their status in the acting world".