With the #TimesUp campaign in full swing, throughout the day, average Americans have taken selfies in black and posted in Twitter. The idea? Apparently this is their way of “standing in solidarity” with Hollywood.
I am wearing black as I am a survivor of domestic violence, rape & abuse. ??
Join me by wearing black in support of all the men & women fighting for respect, equality & meaningful change in the workplace. ?
Pass it on. ?#TIMESUP #WhyWeWearBlack#GoldenGlobes #MeToo ? pic.twitter.com/E0tVrMqVWa
— ?? Karen M. Kunkle ?? Pure Courage ? (@KarenMKunkle) January 7, 2018
How does wearing a color fight for anything?
@brielarson wearing black scrubs today at work to show my support to my fellow sisters who experience abuse and imbalances of power in the workplace. #WhyWeWearBlack #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/KzIL8tbmpF
— stacy (@moniica_geller) January 7, 2018
Are you telling all of your patients why you’re wearing black? Or just Twitter?
For all the ambitious women who've been told they're nasty or not good enough and for my mom, who died at the hands of an abusive man who felt women deserved to be controlled. #WhyWeWearBlack #TimesUp #GoldenGlobes2018 pic.twitter.com/9qrSKay8h1
— Alecia (@lec_mae) January 7, 2018
Newsflash: conservative women have been victims of harassment and assault. You don’t have to be a “nasty woman” to experience these crimes.
— chels #TIMESUP (@brieIrsons) January 7, 2018
You probably would have had a greater impact if you actually showed your face.
Equality. Respect. Change. Stopping the abuse of those in power on those silenced and scared to speak out. This is #WhyWeWearBlack #TIMESUP @TessaThompson_x @RWitherspoon @brielarson @TraceeEllisRoss @ConstanceWu @iamrashidajones pic.twitter.com/QrGL7ryT1S
— V ?️?¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@Goddessvicky) January 7, 2018
Feminists: stop acting like you’re the only ones who want to stop abuse.
@brielarson @RWitherspoon @TessaThompson_x @iamrashidajones @TraceeEllisRoss @kerrywashington #TIMESUP #WhyWeWearBlack let's stand together and make a difference. Ps I wear black everyday lol pic.twitter.com/A5S4ZimVrD
— sarah (@hokageriri) January 7, 2018
If you wear black every day you can’t claim you’re CHOOSING to wear black today in solidarity of this movement.
I wear black in my college room on Sunday in India to support young girls and women who are harassed and abused at places of education. Grateful to be in a world where this has become unacceptable. Thank you @RWitherspoon @brielarson @TraceeEllisRoss #timesup #WhyWeWearBlack pic.twitter.com/Ilr6pc70Cr
— Nitya Khanna (@NityaKhanna10) January 7, 2018
The message is making its way across the world.
— Valerie Ettenhofer (@aandeandval) January 7, 2018
Just the finishing touch, aye?
I wear black for equality for all women and minorities, so that they may be able and encouraged to have the same opportunities as everyone else. @brielarson @RWitherspoon @TessaThompson_x @iamrashidajones @TraceeEllisRoss @kerrywashington @TIMESUPNOW #TIMESUP #WhyWeWearBlack pic.twitter.com/iRiLahowbS
— carolina (@UGHintheAM) January 7, 2018
What you wear won’t suddenly make opportunities more prominent.
— Victoria Jade (@mixedbabi_v) January 7, 2018
Translation: get on the selfie bandwagon. THAT is how you join the movement.
Someone might want to inform them that Twitter selfies don’t dictate policy changes.
Wearing black at the Golden Globes is like changing your profile picture to "Pray for ____" after a terrorist attack.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 8, 2018
^^^ THIS sums up the problem with these “solidarity” actions, like wearing black and taking selfies.