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Time’s Up Anti Harassment PSA (Donald Glover and Rashida Jones)

June 28, 2018
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Time’s Up Anti Harassment PSA (Donald Glover and Rashida Jones)

Time’s Up is a movement against sexual harassment and was founded on January 1, 2018, by Hollywood celebrities[2] in response to the Weinstein effect and #MeToo. As of February 2018, it has raised $20 million for its legal defense fund, and gathered over 200 volunteer lawyers.[3]

The Me Too movement (or “#MeToo“, with local alternatives in other languages) is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault.[1][2] #MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.[3] It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.[4]

Tarana Burke, a social activist and community organizer, began using the phrase “Me Too” in 2006, and the phrase was popularized by Alyssa Milano in 2017 when she encouraged women to tweet about it and “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”.[5][6] The response on Twitter included high-profile posts from several celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow,[7] Ashley Judd,[8] Jennifer Lawrence,[9] and Uma Thurman.[10]

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