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This is why actresses are wearing all black at the Golden Globes

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Emily Reynolds
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“They’re standing in solidarity together in a form of protest”

Actresses will be standing in solidarity with victims of harassment at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony – by wearing all black. 

According to E! News, more than thirty actresses will be taking part in the protest, which “started small, but has grown”. 

“So all of the female actresses and attendees, or most of them at least, are standing in solidarity together in a form of protest. They’re all going to be wearing black, obviously to protest the injustices that have been taking place in Hollywood since forever,” according to the website. 

Although the actresses involved in the protest have not yet been named, stars including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meryl Streep have spoken out about harassment in Hollywood. 

The protest comes shortly after TIME magazine named the “Silence Breakers” as their person of the year. 

“It became a hashtag, a movement, a reckoning. But it began, as great social change nearly always does, with individual acts of courage,” TIME’s editor in chief wrote in a post announcing their choice. 

“For giving voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable, the Silence Breakers are the 2017 Person of the Year.”

Allegations of harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein continue to emerge. This week, actress Salma Hayek revealed years of distress at the hands of the producer – who even, at one point, threatened to kill her. 

“The range of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-talking me to that one time when, in an attack of fury, he said the terrifying words, ‘I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.’,” Hayek wrote in a New York Times opinion piece. 

“We are finally becoming conscious of a vice that has been socially accepted and has insulted and humiliated millions of girls like me, for in every woman there is a girl. I am inspired by those who had the courage to speak out, especially in a society that elected a president who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than a dozen women and whom we have all heard make a statement about how a man in power can do anything he wants to women.”

“Well, not anymore.”

Nearly 100 women have now accused Weinstein of harassment. 

Elsewhere, stars including Louis C.K., Super Size Me filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, news anchor Matt Lauer, actors Jeffrey Tambor and Dustin Hoffman and dozens of others have been accused of harassment, assault and rape. 

The Golden Globes will be held on January 7th.