A-list actresses bring activists as dates to the 2018 Golden Globes

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The actresses will shun partners and loved ones as their red carpet guests, instead choosing instead to invite activists and inspirational women to bring further impact to the #whywewearblack and fight for racial and gender equality. "It's about solidarity, and what can be born of women speaking to each other, empowering ourselves", said Emma Watson, who attended with friend Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, which the actress described as "an awesome black feminist organization that fights violence against women and girls".

Too much of the recent press attention has been focused on perpetrators and does not adequately address the systematic nature of violence including the importance of race, ethnicity and economic status in sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.

Susan Sarandon is joining her fellow actresses in bringing an activist as her date.

Meryl Streep posed alongside Ai-jen Poo, an American activist and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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On the red carpet, Michelle Williams commented that she wasn't at the awards show because of her film ("The Greatest Showman") but because of Tarana Burke, her companion for the night. She is also the co-director of Caring Across Generations campaign. "This is a movement where there's space for everyone and there's a role for everyone".

Evan Rachel Wood has called on Golden Globes attendees to "gather a handful of people and make a circle around" any predators they may see at the event.

Several actresses are expected to wear all-black ensembles on the Globes red carpet as a protest statement against Hollywood's ongoing sexual abuse scandal. The launch was spawned in part by a letter of support Hollywood women received from female farm workers, and the defense fund that has raised $15 million to date is not only for victims of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry, but in all sectors.

"Hey! Persons" attending the #GoldenGlobes this Sun (sic),' she tweeted on Saturday. The room will know (sic)'.

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