2018 Kicks Off On The Right Foot With Hollywood’s Time’s Up Movement Led By Celebs and Leaders of Hollywood

Last year’s silence breakers have shown up to be 2018’s equalizers. More than 300 female power players in the entertainment industry, including Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria, and Zoe Saldana, announced a large-scale legal defense fund for women in all industries battling harassment.

Time’s Up is an initiative against workplace sexual harassment brought to you by Hollywood’s leading ladies.

Riding on the groundswell that the #MeToo movement built against sexual harassment and assault, some of Hollywood’s most prominent leaders posted a full page ad in the New York Times and La Opinion on Monday, laying out their agenda to end abuse. The letter was addressed to “sisters” of all industries and boldly declared that time has run out on the harassment, marginalization, underrepresentation, and abuse that women of all industries constantly endure.

America Ferrera, Alyssa Milano, Eva Longoria, Gina Rodriguez, and Reese Witherspoon are just a few of the women who’ve signed their names to the cause.

The legal defense fund has already been backed with $13 million that will reportedly be used to aid those in need of legal support.

Since the initial break of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, dozens of women in Hollywood have come forward to call out the male abusers in the industry, and those who have been complicit in aiding their abuse. Still, as another New York Times article on the sexual harassment of female blue collar factory workers in the auto industry points out, these experiences and stories go far beyond women on the big screen. While that is not news to many, especially women, the #MeToo movement has created greater awareness of the pervasive culture of abuse against women that exists in every industry in the country.

Time’s Up recognizes this fact and plans to extend a hand to women who don’t have the same privileges as Hollywood’s elite.

Hundreds of Hollywood’s actresses, directors, and executives  signed and tweeted the letter’s powerful message of solidarity.

In a post to her Twitter account, America Ferrera also noted that thousands of others who are not in the industry have also donated money to the cause.

Many underlined the initiative’s mission to raise the voices of all women, particularly women of color, queer women, and Trans women who experience harassment, abuse, and discrimination at a higher rate.

Some of the fund’s major donors include Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Shonda Rhimes. As Variety reports, the effort was brought to life by four female agents from CAA, including Latina magazine founder Christy Haubegger.

Others noted that the fund hopes to lend access to women and men in industries outside of Hollywood.

According to the group’s fundraiser page, the National Women’s Law Center will oversee funding and distribution of resources such as legal representation to the underprivileged who are “ready to stand up” but face greater obstacles and repercussions in doing so.

Time’s Up has also set their eyes on next week’s Golden Globes, encouraging women and men to wear black on the red carpet. Other efforts to come include a push for gender parity at production studios and legislation that will crack down on companies that accept ongoing harassment.

Read: 7 Times Cardi B Taught Us What A Backhanded Glow Up Is In 2017

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’


This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to Fandom.com ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!


Fingers crossed!

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Women In Mexico Have Started Their Own #MeToo Movement


Women In Mexico Have Started Their Own #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo Movement has arrived in Mexico.

Last week, a young activist tweeted that an esteemed writer had beaten or raped more than 10 women, with her post inspiring hundreds of others to speak out about violence and harassment in their industries.

Ana G. González, a 29-year-old political communications consultant, tweeted on March 21 that Herson Barona had “beaten, manipulated, gaslighted, impregnated, and abandoned (on more than one occasion) more than 10 women.” While she didn’t experience the violence firsthand, she said that women had asked her to speak out on their behalf.

“I knew several women that were just too afraid and not ready to come forth, but allowed me to speak for them and name this person,” González told the New York Times.

Barona denied the accusations, saying “I understand that there is collective pain surrounding the real cases of so many beaten, raped and murdered women” and “unfortunately, in public scorn there is little space for discussion, clarity or conciliation.”

His response didn’t slow down the derision he, and others who have been recently been accused of gender violence and harassment, received on the social network, however.

Since González’s tweet, more allegations have followed under the hashtag #MeTooEscritores, where women are sharing their stories of abuse in film, academia, the nonprofit sector, business, law, theater, medicine, politics and more.

Some women, fearing a backlash from their jobs or their perpetrator, are speaking anonymously or not sharing their attacker’s name. But others, who shared details in their accounts, have caught the attention of the attorney general’s office in the state of Michoacán, which is investigating information published on social media by a network of journalists that “includes acts that Mexican laws consider as crimes.”

Last year, during the height of the #MeToo movement in the US, Mexican actress Karla Souza, famous for her role as Laurel Castillo on the US legal drama television series How to Get Away With Murder, disclosed that she was raped by a director while working in Mexico. She chose to not share the name of her aggressor, which incited skepticism and criticism from many, sending a message to those who might have wanted to open up about their experience with workplace violence or harassment that they, too, could risk similar reprisal.

“When you see how these women have been treated publicly, it makes perfect sense many victims want to protect themselves by staying anonymous,” González said. “Let’s just hope this time it will be different.”

Read: Twitter Is On Fire With The ‘Me Too’ Hashtag And Latinas Refuse To Be Forgotten

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