"It's a moment to transform both the written and unwritten rules that devalue the lives and experiences of women".
Meryl is one of many celebs bringing activists to the Globes as part of the Time's Up initiative.
Streep - who has been heavily criticized for her response to the allegations against her longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein - will bring along National Domestic Workers Alliance director and 2014 MacArthur fellow Aj-jen Poo, according to Variety.
Ahead of the red carpet Sunday, some of the industry's most prominent women took to social media to share their personal reasons for wearing black and supporting the the Time's Up initiative, which was launched by hundreds of Hollywood women like Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Shonda Rhimes.More news: A Game of Chicken With Pakistan
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. Inviting organizers is a savvy way to pass the microphone to those advocating for marginalized women outside the Hollywood bubble.
A number of these activists represent women outside of the entertainment industry, in areas where the type of abuse Time's Up aims to eradicate is as deeply entrenched as is Hollywood. Larasi is also co-chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition.
But what did she wear for her first foray into the world of the Golden Globes? We believe that people of all genders and ages should live free of violence against us. "It is a critical moment, there's this fantastic platform and we're trying to use it in the best way we can".
This past year was a powerful one in the fight for gender equity and against sexual violence against women - from the Women's March to the re-emergence of "me too" as a viral hashtag that brought more than ten years of survivor-centered work to the mainstream. "A lot of women say they've been sexually harassed but didn't do anything about it because it was never as bad as when they were young women working in restaurants", she says.