Tonight, our eyes are on the 2018 Golden Globes: a celebration of the finest moments (and participants) in American film and television. Many stars, including Tracee Ellis Ross and #MeToo movement creator Tarana Burke, are wearing all black to honor victims of sexual abuse in Hollywood.
One of the celebrities who’s using style to raise awareness tonight is Connie Britton. She’s rocking a black sweatshirt, which has “Poverty is sexist” embroidered in cursive across the chest. It is amazing enough that she’s using her platform to call out sexual misconduct. However, it speaks volumes that Britton is using tonight to also speak on the correlation between gender and pay.
Britton also said, “To me, my hope is that we start looking outside of Hollywood and really make this a movement that will impact all women in the United States and all women in the world.”
Author and speaker Jessica Valenti commented on the price of the sweatshirt, saying that it costs a whopping $400. Some of the proceeds do go to charity though, which is relieving.
Ultimately, it is of major importance that Connie Britton understands the intersection of poverty, abuse, and gender.