Tag : Times Up

A Queen’s Ransom: gender-pay gap scandal in The Crown

6 months ago / 0 comments

It has been revealed that the star of the Netflix tv series The Crown, Claire Foy, has been paid less than co-star Matt Smith. Amidst all the rising commentary around the gender wage gap, it was particularly interesting, and somewhat disheartening, to note that this is unlikely to change anything. … Read More

Policitising The Oscars: should celebrities be leading the way?

6 months ago / 0 comments

Following one of the most political Academy Awards ceremonies, and indeed awards seasons, in history, questions are being asked about whether we should be politicising award ceremonies and looking to celebrities to make statements about the political landscape. One of the movements at the forefront of the Oscars was the … Read More

The BAFTAs: bringing the times up movement to the UK

6 months ago / 0 comments

An unofficial black dress code took place at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards. Many of the attendees chose to wear black, or a #metoo/Time’s Up badge to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. The Time’s Up movement is an anti-sexual harassment campaign that was created … Read More

Times Up: We need to push for action, not words

8 months ago / 0 comments

In the midst of this watershed moment, where many are calling out sexual misconduct and demanding diversity in the workplace, the importance of not only speaking out, but also taking action, is paramount. The Hollywood industry, in recent years particularly, is one that has been characterised by this struggle for … Read More