The 2018 Golden Globes: A Standout Night for Women’s Rights in the Workplace

by Isabel Sperry | January 08, 2018

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Stars Saying "Time's Up"

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1. Nicole Kidman

After receiving a Golden Globe award for best performance by an actress in a limited series, Kidman revealed, “My mumma was an advocate for the women's movement when I was growing up, and because of her I am standing here.” On her role as Celeste Wright, a victim of domestic abuse on the show Big Little Lies, she noted that the character “represents something that is the center of our conversation right now: abuse. I do believe and I hope that we can elicit change through the stories we tell, and the way we tell them.”

 

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A sea of black dresses dominated the red carpet on Sunday at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. This year, celebrities wore all black in support of Time’s Up, an initiative created by women in the entertainment industry to combat sexual harassment. If you watched even just 30 seconds of the Globes this year, you know that this was no ordinary awards ceremony—it centered on the much deeper issues of the #MeToo movement, equal pay, and women’s rights in the workplace.

On the red carpet and in their acceptance speeches on Sunday, many actresses leveraged their platform to raise awareness about Time’s Up and champion women’s rights. Here are some of the most powerful quotes of the night.

Filed Under: Salary & Benefits | Workplace Issues

Tags: #MeToo | Equal Pay | Golden Globes | Wage Gap | Women's Rights

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