The Times Up Movement

By Hunter Roark

Times up is a movement against sexual harassment created from the Weinstein effect and #MeToo. The Times Up movement made it’s way to the Golden Globes while a “Times Up” pin was the political accessory. Black was also worn at the Golden Globes to signify the movement. A few of the celebs who wore black included: Zoe Kravitz, Issa Rae, Angelina Jolie, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Timberlake, Sarah Paulson.

Even before the show, a number of attendees posted messages with the #WhyWeWearBlack while sharing a picture of them wearing #MeToo T-shirts. Other celebrities posted a picture like the one below:

 

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Actor Bella Thorne has recently spoken up about her sexual abuse. She stated she was sexually and physically abused until she was 14.

One person in response to Bellas post said: “I’m so dang proud. I was groped once and it scars. I didn’t say anything but I guess now is the time.”

There is a website for the movement titled: www.timesupnow.com. Down below is a photo they posted:

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Sexual assault is important to high school students because it happens in schools just as much as it does with celebrities. I’ve personally never faced sexual harassment, but I feel very strongly about this subject matter and want to spread awareness about it. The reason I feel so strongly about the subject is that someone I know has unfortunately gone through sexual abuse in her past. I plan on doing everything I can at the time I’m at this high school to end sexual abuse.

 

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