Heavily influenced by the #MeToo movement, The Times Up movement was founded in January of 2018 by a number of Hollywood celebrities. Raising money to support victims of harassment, the movement focuses on three significant areas:
Safety: “We demand that every person is free from sexual harassment, assault, retaliation, and other forms of discrimination on the job. Period.”
Equity: “Everyone deserves a fair shot at success. Let’s level the playing field for working women of all kinds.”
Power: “Sexual harassment is about power – who has it, who doesn’t, and the deep imbalance that has persisted for far too long. We’re challenging the status quo.” (Times Up website)
Although the #MeToo movement gained prominence in 2017, in the wake of accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, it was in fact originally created by Tarana Burke in 2006. Burke is a sexual assault survivor and activist, and she first used the #Me Too hashtag on Myspace.