For the 60th annual Grammy awards , celebrities are continuing to use their voices — and fashion — to promote the #TimesUp movement . On Sunday night, a number of attendees wore white roses, in one way or another, for an important reason. Following the Golden Globes blackout that kicked off awards season with a statement of solidarity, artists have found another way to express their unity around the cause of gender equality with a white rose . A group called Voices of Entertainment sent a statement to attendees of the event to explain the push to wear the accessory, writing, “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy, and resistance.” White carried the same powerful meaning throughout Hillary Clinton’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as the candidate and her female voters often wore white as a nod to the suffrage movement. And now, on the red carpet , it’s adding an additional beautiful touch to all of the glamorous looks. From the evening’s host, James Corden , to first-time nominees Khalid and SZA , here are all of the stars showing off their white roses. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Alison Brie has responded to brother-in-law James Franco’s sexual harassment allegations. Alison Brie arrives at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles.
Standing up to sexual abuse/ harassment at the workplace against somebody in power can have serious consequences, right? Thankfully my #MeToo account doesn’t involve direct physical abuse, but was harassing and slimy enough to lead up to it. My boss, Satish R, a middle-aged, outwardly respectable, married man played mentor figure to all in the team and commanded respect for the same.
"I thought that they actually wanted to help me because I was smart and talented. I didn’t know that meant getting into my pants.”
Bollywood’s affinity to lyrics which border on crass and insulting is what prompted Akshara Centre, a woman’s organization which works towards gender equality, to launch #Gaanarewrite, a social media campaign where participants were asked to rewrite certain Bollywood songs that reeked of misogyny, with new lyrics that take a dig at the stereotypes that many Bollywood songs are replete with. #Gaanarewrite and ‘What were you wearing’, are just two among the many hard hitting social campaigns that have been tackling issues plaguing women – from safety, gender equality, to sexual freedom to breaking stigmas surrounding aspects of life such as menstruation. The campaign, #Shareyourstory, released by Delhi based NGO Breakthrough, aimed at breaking the silence about sexual harassment, features many such stories.