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Golden Globes 2018: Stars take activists as dates on red carpet

08 January 2018

Ahead of the red carpet Sunday, some of the industry's most prominent women took to social media to share their personal reasons for wearing black and supporting the the Time's Up initiative, which was launched by hundreds of Hollywood women like Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Shonda Rhimes.

In addition to the black palette on the 75th Golden Globes red carpet, several A-list actresses brought female activists as their dates.

Streep, who is nominated this year for Best Actress - Drama for "The Post", will bring Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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As part of a continued campaign inspired by the Time's Up movement, these Hollywood A-listers are committing to amplifying voices in the fight for women's rights and racial equality.

Sarandon's guest was organizer Rosa Clemente, founder of PR (Puerto Rico) On The Map.

Laura Dern's date was Monica Ramirez, co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, "who wrote the attractive letter of solidarity in Time magazine", said Dern of how she connected with Ramirez, representing female farmworkers.

- Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member, singer and activist for, among other causes, Native American treaty and water rights, will be going with Ms. Woodley.

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Emma Stone brought Billie Jean King, whom she portrayed in "Battle of the Sexes". King founded the Women's Sports Foundation and the Women's Tennis Association, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts.

Amy Poehler arrived at the Golden Globes with Saru Jayaraman, whose platform is advocacy for restaurant workers.

High-profile women in Hollywood have been standing up in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations across entertainment, with both movie and television stars speaking out about sexual harassment and protesting gender inequality.

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Golden Globes 2018: Stars take activists as dates on red carpet