It’s an amazing time to be a woman. Ironically, it happens to be during very confusing and trying times when modern society decides to take a couple (or hundred) steps back into the middle ages where women are deemed lesser than a man. I guess these are just the times when when women truly thrive…when we can show our resiliency and our strength.
Lately, as highlighted by the many famous Hollywood actresses whom we would think might be immune to discrimination maybe because of societal stature, we are given witness to real life examples of how, even now, women are demeaned in the workplace–when women actresses are paid less than their male peers, and many subjected to sexual assault.
In lieu of famous Hollywood actresses coming forward to speak their truth on having been sexually exploited at work, focus shifted on Time’s Up. Time’s Up is a movement which started last 2006 against sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.
At the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, everyone wore black and Time’s Up pins as a sign of solidarity. But nothing or no one gave a more powerful message than the one and only Oprah Winfrey. She talked about inequality, of exploitation and harassment being a part of most women’s lives in every workplace–from Hollywood, to farming, to construction and tech, etc. But she also talked about the importance of representation and of equality and of hope that one day, women shall earn the respect we all deserve, in and out of the workplace. Her speech was moving, inspiring and empowering. Her speech was described by many as nothing short of a presidential speech.
Watch her speech below:
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