Natalie Portman Joins Instagram to Support Anti-Harassment 'Time's Up' Movement
By Emily Krauser
Natalie Portman is finally joining Instagram -- for a very important cause.
The 36-year-old actress shared seven posts on the social media site on Monday, all of which promoted Time's Up, a new anti-harassment action plan supported by many A-list actresses and high-level women in show business. Members of the movement include Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Ashley Judd, Emma Stone, Rashida Jones, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes and Jill Soloway.
Not only does Portman declare that this new Instagram page is "my one and only social media account," she also links to the movement's legal defense fund in her profile.
"Time’s up on silence. Time’s up on waiting. Time’s up on tolerating discrimination, harassment or abuse. Sign the solidarity letter & donate to the @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund," she captioned her first post, which states in all caps, "We seek equal representation, opportunities, benefits and pay for all women workers, not to mention greater representation of women of color, immigrant women, and lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, whose experiences in the workforce are significantly worse than their white, cisgender, straight peers."
Portman also shared a screengrab of the open letter, signed by hundreds of women, that ran as a full-page ad in The New York Times and the Spanish-language newspaper, La Opinion, on Jan. 1.
Per the Time's Up website, the movement is a “unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live.”
The statement that Portman and others posted on New Year's Day follows the original letter of solidarity that 700,000 female farmworkers sent to Hollywood actors in November. The collective itself is largely a response to the slew of sexual misconduct allegations that were made public in 2017.
According to theNYT, the movement doesn't have a specific leader but rather is run by volunteers. Time's Up is also behind the movement for actresses to wear all black to Sunday's Golden Globes.
For more on Time's Up, including their full mission and how you can help stand up against harassment, visit their website at https://www.timesupnow.com/.