"Time's Up" Is Only The Beginning Of Ending Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

"Time's Up" Is Only The Beginning Of Ending Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Awareness is not even half of the battle, it is the willingness to do something about it.
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I turned on the TV last Sunday to see that the Golden Globes were on. I kept it on as background noise but I was quickly taken back to the attire that was being worn. I noticed that all the women were wearing black dresses. I just assumed it was coincidence and moved on from it.

It was not until the woman who came up and represented the Hollywood Foreign Press Association put her hand over a pin that says, "Time's Up". Keep in mind, I had not watched the red carpet and the countless interviews they have with many celebrities. I did not realize what the movement was until the award show was well underway.

Seth Meyers, the host of the 2018 Golden Globes Awards, took several humorous jabs at the men who were left in Hollywood without disgraced careers, different policial issues and, of course, our current president. As women celebrities began winning and accepting their awards, so did the countless speeches of supporting the campaign, "Time's Up".

The women attending the awards show all wore black in solidarity with the victims telling their stories about sexual harassment.

This statement by the women (and some men) was organized by the campaign "Time's Up". The movement is addressing men and women who have gone through this and want to know more. Their goal is to stop sexual harassment, assault, and inequality in the workplace.

After 2017, a year of the first news-covered claims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and harassment have become so frequent it is problematic. So problematic that some are becoming desensitized to this issue.

A movement such as "Time's Up" is only the beginning of this long road to recovery. We have seen many powerful, well-known men in the entertainment industry whose careers have been destroyed right before the publics eyes. However, this is only the beginning.

With Oprah's rally together speech and almost everyone in black, there is still a lot to be done. The 2018 Golden Globes has only made us aware that these celebrities and many others without a platform are not going quietly. They will not let us forget what these women have gone through. They will not stop until there is justice. They will not stop until they are satisfied.

Awareness is not even half of the battle, it is the willingness to do something about it.

It is not about looking the other way when you know it is wrong, it is about being there for someone when they are comfortable with sharing their story. It is about standing with them and for everyone else that has been a victim of sexual harassment.

As the media eats up this news in the next few days, it is our job not to forget. Sexual harassment cases found in politics, the entertainment industry, or just in general society are not going away anytime soon. Be aware that this is a serious issue and it has to be stopped.

Cover Image Credit: @timesupnow

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Hickeys Are Killing Teens, Young Love Isn't As Innocent As You Think

Hickeys might just be the next cause of your death.

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An article by Mirror has revealed that a teen by the name of, Julio Macias Gonzalez, died because of a stroke caused by a bite mark left by his girlfriend.

The teen was spending time with his family eating dinner, after meeting with his girlfriend, when he started having convulsions and died of a stroke.

Hickeys, or bruises on the skin, as defined by Merriam-Webster, are usually caused by harsh sucking that burst small blood vessels.

These bruises usually last about 5- 12 days as stated through recent publishing by 54 Health.

The article also claims that the amount of time can also vary depending upon your own state of health & the amount of destruction the hickey caused.

"Some hickeys are more severe than others and take a longer time to heal," says 54 Health.

But, sometimes, there can be no room left for healing as some of these bruises can be extremely severe.

These hickeys on your skin can quickly turn into your next nightmare if it completely destroys your blood vessel wall.

In an interview given to Cosmopolitan's Relationship Editor, Julia Pugachevsky, Dr. Jessica O'Reilly said, "According to research, it is possible for hickeys to be dangerous if the pressure is applied over the carotid arteries."

"Too much pressure could injure the blood vessel wall and lead to a smaller clot that could clog an artery and cause a stroke," says Dr. O'Reilly.

Other experts, such as Dr. Teddy Wu, have made it clear that these strokes may not only result in your death but can also cause paralysis.

Even though the result of paralysis or death from receiving a hickey are of low-risk, consider the next time that you give your lover a mark or bruise on their skin - you might just end up being known as a "murderer," among their family & friends.

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My Parents Always Talked About Sex Openly With Me, And I'm So Grateful For Their Candor

And now, I write about sex.

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My mom and dad talk about sex. They never hid it from me and never freaked out when I came home with sex ed diagrams of female and male genitalia. Instead, my dad quizzed me on the fill-in-the-blank diagrams because I was determined to get an A (as I am with any other test).

I was never uncomfortable bringing this material to my parents to laugh at and discuss. I'm grateful that they weren't mortified either.

My parents are my best friends and it's always been this way. I share everything with them, including boys and all that fun stuff. This is how my older brother and I were raised—we can tell our parents anything, they will always be there. I am a mature, independent young woman who can make her own choices. I am not my parents' puppet to control. They are here to guide me so that I can handle all parts of life.

Sex is just another part of life's journey and they get it.

I never had the sex talk with my parents. Life just flowed naturally and I was always open with them. I will always be their baby girl, but I'm getting older and older. If I had a question, they were there. When I had my first kiss, I couldn't stop bugging them about it: "I kissed a boyyyy! I kissed a boyyyy!" When I had boy drama, my dad was the one who helped me reply to texts as he speaks boy-talk and can relate to what a teenage boy is thinking. Not so long ago, my mom and dad were horny teenagers themselves learning about relationships, love, and heartbreak. I've heard the stories!

And now, I write about sex. Neither of them questioned it and I'm so lucky to have that. When my parents speak of my work, my dad will make note that some pieces aren't for the lighthearted, but neither of them is ashamed. What is there to be embarrassed about? S.E.X. Sex. It's natural, most everyone has or will experience intimacy. Humans crave this attention and connection. I was taught how to enjoy the world and be safe. I could ask questions and never be judged.

I couldn't ask for anything more.

When I have kids of my own, they will grow up knowing what sex is. They will know how to protect themselves. Know how to say "no." Know who to come to when they need help. I don't want them going to others with the risk of being misinformed. I want to provide a safe environment and not have "The Talk" be so awkward.

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