On an already highly politicized night, actress Connie Britton made a doubly bold statement when she wore an all-black ensemble that included a sweater embroidered with the phrase “Poverty is Sexist.”
A slogan popularized by Bono’s ONE Campaign, #PovertyIsSexist aims to spotlight poverty and its inequality across nations.
“Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere,” reads a statement on the website. “But for girls and women in the poorest countries, that inequality is amplified. We won’t end extreme poverty until we break down the barriers holding girls and women back.”
Host Seth Meyers came out swinging at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, directly addressing in his monologue the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that have roiled the industry for months.
He lobbed hard-hitting jokes at Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen and, of course, President Trump.
Meyers also acknowledged the awkwardness of a straight white male hosting the show on this particular night. He ended the monologue on a sincere note, “People in this room worked really hard to get here, but it’s clearer now than ever before that the women had to work even harder. So thank you for all the amazing work that you’ve all done and continue to do. I look forward to you leading us to whatever comes next.”