Jan/04
2018

Leading From The Front

Because they can. And, goddamnit, they fucking well should.

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces.

The initiative, which is called Time's Up, was announced via a full-page advert printed in the New York Times.

The Hollywood project is described as a "unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere".[..]

The money raised will be used to fund legal support for both female and male victims of sexual harassment at work.

The project is aimed primarily at those who are unable to meet the payments to defend themselves, such as agricultural or factory workers, caretakers and waitresses. (BBC)

Maybe they didn't get paid as much as their male counterparts, maybe they didn't get as many lines, maybe they didn't even get as many opportunities as they got older but they have money, a cause and initiative. Females, human and non, tend to band together when threatened. Maybe it took a little longer for humans, rather than monkeys or panthers, to realize the threat, but they have and they've gained courage from each other. A time of isolationism and silent tolerance of misogyny is over and women will help women.

At least sane ones who WANT the world to be better for their sisters (aka, not Twats for tRump.)

It's been almost a year since the Pink Pussy Uprising (aka Women's March) where women (and men) showed the world just what they thought of the mistake their nation made. Since then changes, small and large, have been sprouting like spring weeds in the winter of American discontent. Winter will end eventually, but the weeds, the change, the fury and the future will be different. And the most powerful, famous and capable women are taking point. Fear them.

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