Men in Hollywood such as David Arquette, David Schwimmer, and Justin Baldoni are taking a stand against sexual harassment in the workplace. The team of men created a campaign titled, #AskMoreOfHim, which is focused on supporting the survivors of sexual assault.
As you may know, the Representation Project also launched another campaign four years ago titled, #AskHerMore, which encouraged reporters to ask women more about their accomplishments and not their appearances while on the red carpet.
The Representation Project joined forces with the three men among others to launch the new initiative which hopes to equal the playing field between men and women.
A statement released by the non-profit revealed their intention to encourage more men to become “allies” in the fight against sexual harassment.
Furthermore, in their letter, the men express their admiration and awe for the women who have had such tremendous courage to accuse men of sexual harassment among other charges of misconduct.
As you may know, their civil rights campaign comes at a particularly turbulent time in Hollywood as well as the culture at large due to the #MeToo movement.
Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women across many industries and sectors have felt empowered to speak out against their alleged abusers.
The most recent men to fall from the graces of Hollywood and other industries include, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Piven, and many others.
However, perhaps most egregiously, the cases of Weinstein, Larry Nassar, and James Toback are at the forefront regarding severity. Their statement explained, “our awe is not enough. As men, we have a special responsibility to prevent abuse from happening in the first place.”