Sunday (November 12), Take Back The Workplace march took place in Hollywood, with participants flooding Hollywood Boulevard in order to bring attention to workplace harassment in the entertainment industry.
The demonstration began at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. As marchers made their way to the CNN Building on Sunset Boulevard, they chanted in unison, “Two, four, six, eight, we don’t want to see you masturbate,” “Your junk is not my job” and, simply, “Harvey Weinstein sucks.”
The march was organized by comedian Tess Rafferty with the help of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Civican and We for She and attended by hundreds of participants.
In attendance at the Sunday-morning march was one of Weinstein’s first accusers, Lauren Sivan, who previously alleged that the film mogul masturbated in front of her and ejaculated into a potted plant in an empty restaurant kitchen. The local Fox News reporter, who served as the celebrity chair for the march, spoke at a planned press conference outside the CNN Building.
This is 2017, and the time is ripe for a reordering of power. You will no longer keep us quiet or label us ‘gold diggers’ or ‘psychos.’ We want our daughters and sons to be able to go to a workplace and never have to take a meeting with a dude in a bathrobe. They will never have to choose to put out or keep their job.