Oprah Winfrey's powerful speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night warned abusers and harassers that "for too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men — but their time is up." And while the "Time's Up" protest — an offshoot of the #MeToo movement, bringing awareness to the workplace harassment epidemic — made it onto the lapel of nearly every man to take the stage in the form of a pin, it did not extend to men's acceptance speeches.
The deafeningly silent show of solidarity by the male winners was not missed by NARAL:
Not a single man who accepted a #GoldenGlobes tonight spoke out about sexual assault, #MeToo, or #TimesUP.
Wearing a black tuxedo isn't enough. We need men to SPEAK UP and stand beside us to fight to end sexual assault & rape culture.
— NARAL (@NARAL) January 8, 2018
Nearly all female winners mentioned Time's Up or #MeToo in their speeches, and wore black dresses in protest. But "beyond [host] Seth Meyers' monologue, which skewered men accused of misconduct including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Woody Allen, the closest that the men of the Golden Globes got to acknowledging Hollywood's harassment revelations was Gary Oldman in his best actor speech for Darkest Hour," USA Today writes. Oldman said: "I'm very proud of Darkest Hour, it illustrates that words and actions can change the world, and boy oh boy does it need some changing."