I don’t have the whole fancy set up today, but since it’s #WomanCrushWednesday I thought I would throw a little something together for us to use.
Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:
☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.
☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading!
☮ Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis. Simply put,
This weeks topic: Time’s Up!
So the MeToo movement isn’t gone, it’s just growing and now Time’s Up on sexual harassment in the workplace. You can read through the whole mission statement here: https://www.timesupnow.com/#ourmission-anchor
But the short version is that women across Hollywood are banding together and creating a legal defense fund for women in ALL sectors to help end sexual harassment. So let’s talk change. What things have changed for you since #MeToo broke? Anything you still want to see happen? I know there’s still a lot of work to do and many miles to go, but seeing MeToo grow into a well backed and well researched movement gives me a lot of hope.