How to support women in Hollywood during this time of reckoning and #Time’sUp

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As the number of men in the entertainment industry accused of sexual misconduct endlessly grows, we’re left with the same haunting question: What do we do with all this information — this moment of reckoning? How do we make sure we’re part of the solution, instead of complicit to the problem?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

It’s easy to feel paralyzed, powerless, and just plain old tired. That’s okay: the problem is complex, and the path forward is equally complicated. 

But total apathy is not an option. There’s work to be done here, and it doesn’t need to cost us more than recognizing our own agency in creating the Hollywood we’d like to see as consumers of the entertainment it produces.

People in positions of power are already stepping up to the plate. 

300 women in Hollywood collectively launched the Time’s Up initiative. Women in Film launched a sexual harassment and assault help line (at (323) 545-0333) to provide pro bono legal and mental health counsel to survivors. Anita Hill is leading the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, which not only focuses on Hollywood but seeks multi-faceted solutions to the worldwide issue of power, parity, and gender.

Anita Hill, Aly Rai

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/10/women-hollywood-project-support-times-up/

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