Around 300 women in Hollywood have organized an action plan to combat sexual harassment, which includes a legal defense fund of $13 million dollars.
In the wake of numerous sexual harassment scandals, which have occurred in the entertainment industry, hundreds of women, including actresses, executives, and screenwriters have created a vanguard for justice.
Women such as Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes (pictured), Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, and Rashida Jones have started an initiative called Time’s Up. This movement was created to fight gender-based exploitation against women in workplaces.
The initiative organized by these 300 women in Hollywood is not just about preventing sexual harassment in the film and television industry. The Time’s Up movement was also started as an advocacy source for women who work in industries that pay low wages, as well as blue-collar places of employment.