Evan Rachel Wood made a bold request of her acquaintances for this year’s Golden Globes Award’s ceremony. As you may know, actresses and actors intend to wear black as a way to protest sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood as well as the nation.
Evan asked her fans to single out the predators one by one as a way of embarrassing and publicly shaming them for their egregious misconduct.
She said if you don’t want to speak publicly about them, “gather a handful of people and make a circle around them” and the room will know.
Wood claimed this would out dangerous predators and inspire fear in others so they won’t even bother to show up.
The Thirteen actress has been incredibly vocal about sexual assault in the past. In an interview with Rolling Stone back in 2016, before the wave of assault allegations in 2017, Wood claimed she had “been raped” by a significant other and another man who was a “bar owner.”
Evan Rachel explained that, at this point in time in our culture, it’s best that women and other sufferers of abuse are vocal about their experiences. Because, according to the actress, there is “blatant bigotry and sexism” in our society which we, as a society, must confront.
Additionally, in a YouTube video in October of 2017, Wood said she wasn’t ready to condemn her attackers publicly yet. Wood explained it’s a lot harder to talk about abuse than one might think, primarily because of the feelings of guilt and shame which follow abuse. Wood said victims don’t feel “safe enough to do so” either, meaning tell the world about their victimization.