"It's extremely important, because there's so many women in the film industry and the music industry that get a chance to speak out about the things that go on, but there's a lot of women that are in other industries that we don't see that are dealing with the same things. To stand up for them—to stand up women, period—it's time. It's time."
"I'm so thrilled that this movement is continuing and that it is getting not only attention, but action. I think it's time. People like me—and I'm not just saying it as a man—but people like me who have not been on the receiving end of that kind of abuse of power, it's time for us to listen, to really make sure that there is an atmosphere where everyone can talk. I take real inspiration from Nelson Mandela and his truth and reconciliation hearings when he became President. I think the way to move forward is to listen, to allow everybody to speak, and let's continue to keep shining a lot on this so that we can actually change things. That's not just in our industry—across the board. I think it's exciting in what can be achieved."
"I just think it's so incredibly important, because of the time that we're in right now, to have so many people, so many women, using their voices to be heard, but also to finally be recognized and finally be heard. This has obviously been happening for a long time and I think to be able to have a time where you can say something and be validated and have people build you up and stand behind you is really important."
"What I want to see is not something that is just a trend. This is something that has been in the fibers and the makeup of this industry and of several industries. I want to see us face it not for publicity's sake but in a way that really gets to the root of the problem and invokes real change. Not change that lasts form Sunday to Wednesday, but something that goes for the years, for the future generations, so that this won't even be a conversation. So, that's what I would like to see happen. I think sometimes people get caught up in the hubbub and we don't do the work that is required to make the change. And I want to see the change! I want results!"
"I think people are feeling good and powerful in away and informed and good conversations. It kind of feels like an exciting weekend. I mean, I'm not an actress. I have nothing to do with Golden Globes, but I am happy to be here to support and enjoy the conversations. I love the line because it is true. I'm a striptease star, so I kind of watched the shift in my audience. It once upon a time was the straight male gaze, and now it's the women and the LGBTQ audience. It's really fun to watch the shift and how people are not doing that way anymore. It's a new way—my way."
"I think Time's Up is so important right now, and these women coming together is very crucial for the time that we're in. Standing up for what you believe and what's right is the most important thing in the world, and I think it's long overdue. Nobody should be silenced, especially if something bad is going on. From personal experience, obviously, I think visibility is key and bringing any situation or story to the forefront so people can really see what's going on, and also understand what you're going through makes it more real to them. So, I think all these women coming forward with all their personal stories is very, very important and I'm really happy to see that, although it is such an unfortunate circumstance. You know, it's time. So, Time's Up is amazing. I think moving on and upward and carrying this message forward, I would just say more visibility, more stories and more recognition to these very brave women. I think a lot of times they might be misrepresented in the media, especially in the entertainment industry. I think sometimes people have a lot to say and opinions that are definitely awful and biased, but I think standing strong and having more women come out makes that movement even more important and authentic."
"I think it's about time. But what's wonderful about it is it's actually about bullying and abuse of power. Whether that's male or female, it's prevalent in every industry, that abuse of power. It's quite prevalent in this industry. I feel incredibly proud...It exposes the dark corners, I think, and I just feel very proud of all the women that stood up so far. Long may it continue, actually! Awareness is really great. It is just Phase One, but it's been a long time, hasn't it? I mean, I'm still dealing with equal pay issues, and that just makes me sick to my stomach. But it's about also having true representation within industries of all minorities, whether that's female…or easily dismissible, the LGBT community. All minorities, really. I wish I was an official spokeswoman instead of just rambling and put it into a very neat sound bite for you. It just fills me with such pride. It's a great privilege to be a witness to it and to be part of it. I'm quite passionate bout it, because I've had my own fights. I'm in a very lucky position. There are lots of people who don't have a voice and are not on this side and very dismissible and oppressed. It's for those people, really."
"It means so much to be surrounded by all these incredible women in the Time's Up movement—and not only women, but people of color, people in the LGBTQ community. We're all working together to make sure it's known that time's up being silent. Time's up on being scared. Time's up on having no resources and nowhere to go. Time's up on feeling alone! I'm so glad to be a part of it, and if you can spread the word, that's wonderful. Donate at timesupnow.com. We're going to change things, people. We can do it. I feel it coming."
"Today I'm wearing all black on behalf of solidarity. I just want to thank all the men and women that came out and told their courageous stories. Thank you for that. This is one of the reasons why I started my Slut Walk, to have people come and speak out against rape culture, sexual violence, slut shaming, victim blaming. Time's up on all of that. Time's up on abusive power. I just want to thank all the brave people out there for making it easier, even for people like me, to tell my story as well. So, thank you. These hearts are for you. I love you guys."
"I want to give a big shout-out to the #MeToo movement and especially to the leaders of the Time's Up campaign. It means a lot to me. As a Spice Girl still committed to the girl power movement...Listen, I'm raising three daughters by myself, and I want to make sure that every woman everywhere has equality. Listen, now is the time to go strong purple everywhere, for every woman. Time's up!"
"Time's up, everybody! Out with the old and in with the new. It is no longer time for silence or resignation or apathy. Not all the women are the same. Everyone has a different story to share, a different story to tell, but all people deserve the chance to tell their stories equally. So, good luck, 2018! I'm rooting for us—and by rooting for us, I mean we need you. All of you. So, let's decrease the wage gap!"