by Vikki Jones|
Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field” at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Her speech touched brutalities and realities of women around the world. She told the story of Recy Taylor, who never received justice after a brutal rape.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up,” said Oprah; “I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers.”
Unfortunately, brilliant-minded women are sometimes smothered out, dismissed or treated as a sexual item despite their talent. The entertainment industry was the first to vocalize these abuses and shed light on the subject. In her speech Oprah gave voice to ‘change’ for women and girls.
“…I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.
Here is a clip from Oprah’s Speech during the 2018 Golden Globes Awards: