The red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards was filled with celebrities dressed in black as a statement of solidarity with women and men who have faced sexual harassment. Connie Britton’s all-black ensemble included a sweater with “Poverty is Sexist” embroidered across the front. The sweater was made as part of a partnership with Lingua Franca.
Connie wore the sweater to bring awareness to ONE’s Poverty is Sexist campaign, which aims to put a stop to extreme poverty by breaking down the barriers holding girls and women back. The data shows that women and girls in developing countries are hit hardest by extreme poverty and helping them thrive is the most effective way to lift everyone out.
Connie has been a longtime champion of ONE and Poverty is Sexist. In March, she teamed up with Robin Wright to deliver ONE’s open letter demanding action on the critical global crisis of girls education at the United Nations. She also took part in ONE’s #GirlsCount video petition alongside Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens, and previously starred in ONE’s PSA calling for action on the Ebola crisis.
Dressed in black and ready to go to the @goldenglobes earlier tonight with the glam squad dreams are made of. My sweater says “Poverty is sexist” and we dressed in black to acknowledge that it is time for all of us, men and women, to empower ourselves with equality. My hope is that this movement will now reach the grass roots, the small towns, the villages near and far, where women have been silenced, without resources, in the face of gender disparity. We are all stronger when we work together with respect and understanding. Strong women equal strong families, economies, and communities. Everywhere. So let’s get this show on the road. #timesup #povertyissexist
On a night when so many amazing activists are sending an important message about equality, we were proud and grateful to see Connie make such a powerful statement. It’s critical that the conversation about gender inequality include the women who are hit hardest by it. None of us are equal until all of us are equal.