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#AskMoreOfHim: David Schwimmer Joins Hollywood Men In A New Sexual Harassment Campaign

Date March 7, 2018 13:08

A group of male Hollywood celebrities has launched #AskMoreOfHim, a movement aimed at showing the importance of men speaking out against sexism.

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#TimesUp and #MeToo campaigns were on the tongue of everyone during this year’s award season. #TimesUp movement against sexual harassment was founded following the #MeToo campaign that was created after sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Actresses, including Ashley Judd and Salma Hayek, spoke out on the stage during Oscars. They joined the rows of more than 60 women who have accused the film producer of sexual assault or harassment. Even though Weinstein denied all the accusations, the allegations against him continued to shudder Hollywood.

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Now, male activists and members of the film industry, including actors David Schwimmer and David Arquette, launched a movement to support women. They have signed an open letter in order to explain why men should call out sexism and take the responsibility for their actions.

The letter has been published by The Hollywood Reporter. It says:

We applaud the courage and pledge our support to the courageous women — and men, and gender non-conforming individuals — who have come forward to recount their experiences of harassment, abuse and violence at the hands of men in our country. As men, we have a special responsibility to prevent abuse from happening in the first place. After all, the vast majority of sexual harassment, abuse and violence is perpetrated by men, whether in Hollywood or not.

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The men who sighed it hope that their actions will inspire other male counterparts to speak out and join them in the campaign.

Will this mark a new era in Hollywood?

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