Preview: Oprah Winfrey hosts row on impact of Time’s Up campaign

Some of the many distinguished women in Hollywood open up to Oprah Winfrey about the impact of the Time’s Up campaign on lifting recognition of passionate nuisance in the workplace, and what they’d like to see in the future, in a divulgence contention to be promote on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” Jan 14.

Actresses America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Reese Witherspoon, writer Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal”), Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy,  and profession Nina Shaw collected with Winfrey in Pasadena, California, progressing this week to speak about the efforts to bring change to how women are treated in the party attention and around the world. 


Oprah Winfrey moderates a row deliberating the Time’s Up campaign, including (clockwise from top left) profession Nina Shaw, actresses Tracee Ellis-Ross and Reese Witherspoon, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy, writer Shonda Rhimes, and actresses America Ferrera and Natalie Portman.

“There’s moments that you have to weigh either overpower is going to be your only option,” says Witherspoon. “And certain times that was the only option. But now is not that time.”

Witherspoon talks about the fact that she was sexually assaulted by a executive when she was just 16.  


“Sunday Morning” special contributing match Oprah Winfrey.

There is no playbook for these times, Winfrey notes, generally when it comes to how people should speak about the subject — or to any other.

“How do we as a multitude have a mature, nuanced review about how men and women should be relating to any other?” Winfrey asks. “Because there’s so many men and women now who are worried in their workplaces since of all that’s been unclosed and aren’t just really certain how to be. What do we contend to them?”

“We’re humans. We’re all humans,” replied Portman. “And we consider it’s treating people as associate humans … it’s not since you have a daughter that you honour a woman, it’s not since you have a wife or a sister. It’s since we’re human beings, either we’re associated to a man or not. We merit the same respect.”

The women are among some-more than 1,000 people — women and men — who have sealed on to support Time’s Up, which is designed to residence passionate nuisance in the workplace in all fields.

“At this moment it’s a campaign,” says Ross. “And we’re all arrange of workers among workers and women among women, arrange of rolling up the sleeves and doing whatever arrange of comes to the forefront.”

During the wide-ranging discussion, row members talked with Winfrey about some of their own experiences; the goals and messages behind the Time’s Up campaign; and how the program may help women in workplaces but the splendid spotlight of the party business.

“You know, we have open voices, we have resources,” pronounced Witherspoon. “But women who are workers in this country have zero to benefit in certain instances by coming forward. But we wish to help. Like, it gives me strength to hopefully help other women.”

Adds Kennedy: “We have to say the movement of this conversation, since they can’t.”

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  • Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, at the National Women’s Law Center

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