Eight Celebs That Brought Women Rights’ Movement Activists As Dates to the 2018 Golden Globes

You may not recognize some of these dates, but they are truly revolutionary women.

By Taylor Davis and Jasmine Grant

The 2018 Golden Globes truly are about gender equality. Initially, the female presenters decided to wear all black to show solidarity with the many forms of inequality that women in Hollywood are faced with from sexual harassment to the wage gap. Next thing you know, nominees and attendees joined the “Time’s Up” movement and the red carpet with flooded with women wearing black. A few celebs took it another step further by bringing women who are revolutionizing the fight for gender equality outside of Hollywood. From Meryl Streep to Emma Stone, these are the leading ladies of Hollywood who decided these special women to the Golden Globes as their date.

  • 1 Meryl Streep + Ai-jen Poo
    Streep, who stars in The Post, took Ai-jen Poo, director of National Domestic Workers Alliance and advocate for domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy, as her date.

  • 2 Laura Dern + Mónica Ramírez
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    The Big Little Lies star was accompanied by Ramirez, co-founder and president of Alianza Nactional de Campesinas which fights against gender inequity and workplace sexual violence against farmworker and immigrant women.

  • 3 Michelle Willams + Tarana Burke
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    Williams, nominated for her performance in All the Money in the World, hit the carpet with founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke. Tarana is also the senior director of Girls For Gender Equity.

  • 4 Shailene Woodley + Calina Lawrence
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    Woodley, who starred in Big Little Lies, attended with Suquamish Tribe member Calina Lawrence, advocate for Native American treaty and water rights.

  • 5 Emma Watson + Marai Larasi
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    Larasi accompanied the A-list actress to this year’s Golden Globes and is known for her tireless work with Imkaan, a British network of organizations working to end violence against black and minority women.

  • 6 Susan Sarandon + Rosa Clemente
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    Clemente a community organizer who works on behalf of political prisoners, fearlessly advocates Puerto Rico’s independence and even ran for Vice President on the Green Party ticket in 2008.

  • 7 Amy Poehler + Saru Jayaraman
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    Jayaraman is a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers. She accompanied the Parks & Recreation star and Golden Globes presenter and was shouted out during the show by host Seth Meyers.

  • 8 Emma Stone + Billie Jean King
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    Not only is Billie Jean King regarded as one of the most influential athletes of all time, she’s been a prominent LGBT activist since the 1960s. Emma Stone played King in 2017’s Battle of the Sexes and that performance earned her a nomination at the 2018 Golden Globes.