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:
Actor Bella Thorne has recently spoken up about her sexual abuse. She stated she was sexually and physically abused until she was 14.
I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14..when I finally had the courage to lock my door at night and sit by it. All damn night. Waiting for someone to take advantage of my life again. Over and over I waited for it to stop and finally it did. But some of us aren't as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup
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:
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.