As Meryl Streep emphasized during her appearance on the E! red-carpet pre-show, it's really about inclusiveness on all fronts and making sure women in all fields have a choice.
The Time's Up sexual harassment prevention initiative launched January 1 by Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and other prominent Hollywood women includes, among other things, a legal defense fund for victims, legislative initiatives and a request that women wear black to the Golden Globes.
Other guests include Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, who will join Emma Watson; Rosa Clemente, whose activism is focused on political prisoners and Puerto Rican independence, with nominee Susan Sarandon; Monica Ramirez, an activist fighting sexual violence against farmworkers who will join nominee Laura Dern; and Amy Poehler's plus-one Saru Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers.
Stone's decision to bring King isn't a wholly unprecedented move; in 2015, the year Reese Witherspoon played Cheryl Strayed in Wild, the film based on Strayed's book, she took the author as her date.
Streep, nominated for her portrayal of Katharine Graham in The Post, is bringing Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and organizer of immigrant worker women. It's now Emma's turn and her generation to do that. "This is a movement where there's space for everyone and there's a role for everyone".
What do you think about the way that the Golden Globes pre-shows are tackling the social issues at hand?
The ceremony comes amidst a wave of change in Hollywood following on from October's revelations against Harvey Weinstein, and now Wood is among many who are attempting to find new ways top help women speak out. The room will know (sic)'.