Oprah Winfrey Fights For Women's Rights In Powerful Golden Globes Speech

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

The tweet came after Oprah's inspiring speech at the Golden Globe Awards, as she accepted the Cecil B de Mille award. "I am being seen for who I am, and being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more hard to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me".

Most of the attacks focused on the president and did not mention Ivanka Trump's recent book, Women Can Work, which aims to provide working women with professional advice on how to advance in male-dominated fields, and her time overseas giving speeches on women's rights.

In his opening monologue, host Seth Meyers joked that his comments at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2011 about Donald Trump being unqualified to run for president reportedly encouraged Trump to throw his hat in the ring.

But according to Winfrey's behind-the-scenes Instagram videos, the speech was not ready until that afternoon. "I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon", said the media mogul.

"If she wants to do it, she can do it", Jones said to Anderson Cooper on "AC360".

Who exactly did Ivanka think Winfrey was talking about in her 9-minute speech? I was working with Reese Witherspoon this past spring and winter, and I happened to just say in the makeup room one morning, 'How many movies have you done?' She goes, 'Oh, honey child, I don't know.

"She lived, as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men", Winfrey said.

The speech, which received a standing ovation, prompted several tweets urging the television host to consider standing for president.

After the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, #MeToo took off, with women from every part of the world sharing their sexual harassment stories.

In fact, her fellow billionaire Donald Trump told Larry King in 1999 that Winfrey would be his first choice for vice president.

"She makes her points powerfully", Warren said. "She would absolutely do it". Over the course of a few months, hundreds of fearless women came forward and told their stories of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

She expressed gratitude for Taylor and all the women who were silenced when they spoke their truth to powerful men, the women who worked in factories, farms, as domestic workers and in academia, whose names will never be known.

The ever graceful and ever politically aware Emma Watson brought with her onto the red carpet Marai Larasi, the Executive Director of Imkaan, a black feminist organization that works to fight violence against women and girls.

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