With Oprah as its spokeswoman, Hollywood tries to correct the problem it created

Paul Drinkwater, NBC

This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,” said Oprah Winfrey at the 2018 Golden Globes awards ceremony on Jan. 7 where she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award and delivered a powerful, moving speech about looking forward to a “new day on the horizon” where no woman ever has to say, “me, too” again.

In honor of the many “truth speakers” that came out and accused high-ranking powerful men of sexual abuse and misconduct, the attendees — men and women — wore black.

I am proud to be a woman in an era where we are feeling more confident in standing up for ourselves, speaking out and going for our dreams. I do find it ironic that Hollywood is taking credit for standing up against sexual exploitation of women, when in actuality, they have been glamorizing it for decades. The pressure for women to look, act and behave a certain way for attention was born and bred in Hollywood. All one has to do is turn on the TV or take a trip to the movies to see how prevalent sex and violence are on the silver screen.

Giving a standing ovation for the war cry, “the time’s up!” is one thing, but then cut to commercial break where the trailer for the “Fifty Shades Darker” film is on repeat, and you’ve got a perfect example of Hollywood hypocrites saying one thing but promoting another. The day they stop making films about romanticizing these things is the…

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