Golden Globes 2018: Stars take activists as dates on red carpet

Meryl Streep walked the Golden Globes red carpet with Ai-jen Poo the head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance- both wore black in support of victims of sexual harassment

Many wore black on the red carpet to stand in solidarity with the wave of women and men who spoke up about being sexually harassed in Hollywood.

Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams and other actresses arriving on the red carpet explained that the awards-show "blackout" is created to show solidarity around the new Time's Up initiative, which in turn aims to call for legislative and other solutions to end widespread sexual misconduct and inequality in Hollywood and in other American workplaces.

Actor William H. Macy was one of many men on the Golden Globes carpet wearing all-black
Actor William H. Macy was one of many men on the Golden Globes carpet wearing all-black

Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Shailene Woodley told The New York Times that they'll swap a traditional date for something more in keeping with the recent movement launched to help fight sexual harassment.

"Women in Hollywood have an opportunity to amplify the issues and shine a light on things". She added, "We're saying enough is enough". From #MeToo creator Tarana Burke to activist Monica Ramirez, check out who the stars brought along to the show.

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- Ai-jen Poo, who organizes immigrant worker women and is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, will be with Ms. Streep, who is nominated for her performance in "The Post".

Emma Stone will bring former pro tennis player and activist Billie Jean King, who she obviously portrayed in Battle of the Sexes.

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Woodley is set to bring Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member and activist for Native American treaty and water rights.

Sarandon's guest was organizer Rosa Clemente, founder of PR (Puerto Rico) On The Map.

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The move is part of a widening effort by prominent Hollywood women, who formed the umbrella group Time's Up, to extend the focus on sexual harassment to women marginalised because of class, sexuality, ethnicity or race.

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