A-list actresses bring activists to Golden Globes red carpet

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In honor of the Time's Up initiative to end sexual harassment, Amy Poehler, Laura Dern, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, and Michelle Williams will attend the Golden Globes 2018 with some of the most accomplished activists of our time.

The Globes blackout places particular attention on tonight's broadcast, where actresses are expected to use red carpet interviews and acceptance speeches to address the political moment.

That was the case with Meryl Streep, who arrived on the red carpet with Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Laura Dern The "Big Little Lies" actress said on Instagram that she is "holding our mothers and grandmothers and all fearless women who taught us about Voice" by wearing black on the red carpet.

Williams, who is nominated for her performance in "All the Money in the World", will attend the show with Tarana Burke, a gender and racial justice advocate and senior director at Girls for Gender Equity. "There's something about women in Hollywood speaking out", she said of the Me Too movement.

"We are really coming together to say, "time's up" on the imbalance of power everywhere".

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"I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a risky world", Williams said, saying that Burke's work helps change that.

"I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believing in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts".

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.

Emma Watson The "Beauty and the Beast" star said on Twitter that she's wearing black on the red carpet "because we are grateful to the many survivors and allies who have spoken out and and forced the conversation about sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender bias in the spotlight". King was also the recipient of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom and is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership initiative.

"Women in Hollywood have an opportunity to amplify the issues and shine a light on things".

"I think we've realized the scope of what we've lost, the creative contributions of people who are been pushed out of the industry, women like Mia Sorvino and other industries and the contributions we have lost because of that and also the pain of course that they've been through", she said.

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