#TimesUp Movement

by Tanya Monteiro on 01/21/2018

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It’s finally becoming a thing one cannot avoid. Even those who are tired of reading about or hearing stories about the sexual abuse allegations, they too, simply have to accept that #TimesUp is real, it’s unstoppable, and those of us that found it difficult to talk about the stuff that matters are slowly starting to realise it’s OK to speak our truth.

I watched Scarlett Johansson’s speech from yesterday’s Times Up march in LA. Once was not enough! I had to watch it twice.

It’s clear she thought long and hard about the words she was going to use and the feelings this movement and her involvement in it represent.

It’s true that for so many centuries women have been taught to be polite, to please and to pandor. Becoming victims of this condition has become a social norm.

Gender equality must exist within ourselves and we must take responsibility for our actions and for ourselves.

It’s unclear how this #TimesUp movement along with the #MeToo movement will turn out but what is crystal clear, at least to me, is that there is change and there are finally conversations and possibly the key is that people are thinking about it, even those who are sick of hearing about it.

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