Reese Witherspoon comes to the 27th annual Independent Movie Task’s Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in November. Witherspoon is among numerous Hollywood women backing the Time’s Up effort versus sexual harassment. Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Reese Witherspoon comes to the 27th yearly Independent Film Project’s Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in November. Witherspoon is one of numerous Hollywood females backing the Time’s Up initiative against unwanted sexual advances.

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Some of Hollywood’s most powerful women have teamed up to launch an initiative aimed at combating unwanted sexual advances inside and outside their industry after an avalanche of claims set in movement by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.In a full-page open letter released in Monday’s New york city Times, 300 prominent actresses, female agents, authors, directors, manufacturers and home entertainment executives announced the project called Time’s Up. A few of the more well-known Hollywood women who signed the letter include Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, and Ashley Judd.

— TIME’S UP (@timesupnw) January 1, 2018″The struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to merely be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces need to end; time’s up on this impenetrable monopoly,” the letter says.The Time’s Up effort consists of: A$13 million legal defense

  • fund to help females in blue-collar jobs and farm work Drafting of legislation to punish business
  • that tolerate sexual harassment and to dissuade nondisclosure agreements in such cases.A push to reach gender parity in Hollywood studios and skill firms; and a require women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes to use black as an indication of demonstration and solidarity.Shonda Rhimes, executive manufacturer of such television series as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, was

priced quote in the Times as stating:”It’s extremely tough for us to speak righteously about the rest of anything if we have not cleaned our own home.”Witherspoon stated that in the previous females have actually been “siloed off from each other.””We’re lastly hearing each other, and seeing each other, and now locking

arms in solidarity with each other, and in uniformity for every woman who doesn’t feel seen,

to be finally heard, “she stated, according to the Times.Since October, when lots of women began coming forward to implicate producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misbehavior, various men in prominent industries have been forced to resign over unwanted sexual advances claims, consisting of leading editors at NPR.Hollywood Women Introduce Effort To Stop Unwanted Sexual Advances