In the wake of the recently unmasked power imbalance and rampant harassment in Hollywood, three hundred women in the industry including actresses, writers, directors, producers, executives and more have unveiled an action plan against the menace.
The Hunger Games alum Jennifer Lawrence, Amandla Stenberg, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore are part of the initiative, named Time’s Up.
Announced by New York Times, the initiative includes concrete goals like a legal defense fund, legislation, and a drive to reach gender parity.
The announcement letter specifically calls for “greater representation for women of color, immigrant women, and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women.”
Time’s Up is a leaderless, voluntary organization. Members also include Ava DuVernay, Anne Hathaway, Emilia Clarke, Emma Watson, Eva Longoria, Evan Rachel Wood, Geena Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keira Knightley, Laverne Cox, Roxane Gay, Shonda Rhimes, lawyer Tina Tchen who served as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, among others.