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Thoughts On Last Night’s Golden Globes

Last night’s Golden Globes awards was certainly one for the history books. Instead of being the par for the course Hollywood awards ceremony, it had a different feel. Frankly, it’s about dam time.

With most in attendance wearing black and the #metoo and #timesup movements prominently featured, it was a moment of reckoning. Things are going to change. Not just in Hollywood, but in our world. It doesn’t matter if you sit at a desk all crunching numbers, if you work the front counter of a fast food joint or if you’re an A list actress. We deserve to be treated as equal human beings with the rights, privileges and opportunities as our male counterparts. We deserve everything a man gets and should be treated as nothing less than equal. And if we have to fight for it, so be it. As the late, great Shirley Chisholm once said:

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

I’m going to end this post with Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance the Cecil B. de Mille award because, well she is Oprah and I wouldn’t mind voting for her come 2020.

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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Speech: It’s About Respect

Meryl Streep is without a doubt one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She is also a class act who is not afraid to use her name and her platform to speak the truth.

Her speech when accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award last during last night Golden Globes was one of the best in recent years. She could have gone on and on about her career and thanking the usual suspects (spouses, children, agents, etc) and that would have been that. But instead, she went down a different path.

She asked for respect. She asked for respect for journalists, she asked for respect for the civil liberties that are the cornerstone of our democracy, she asked for respect for those who are different and she asked for respect from the man who will shortly be our commander-in-chief.

That is all she asked for. It’s nothing more than common human decency. Is that really so much to ask for?

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