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‘Time’s Up!’

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The writer is a US-based journalist with over 30 years of experience

The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It’s time to do something about it. This was the theme this year, at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. And to show their solidarity against discrimination and sexual harassment, all women came dressed in black while men wore pins with the message ‘Time’s Up’. The ‘Me Too’ movement that began some years ago enlisting millions of women acknowledging they had been sexually violated, mushroomed last year on Twitter after famous men in politics, media, arts, academia, business and entertainment were outed by their victims who had been sexually harassed — raped, molested, groped and assaulted.

Oprah Winfrey was the star at the awards ceremony. The billionaire mega-TV star has often shared her story of being abused as a child. The 63-year-old electrified the Hollywood elites gathered in the glittering hall with her speech. She made a compelling pitch for women........

© The Express Tribune