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Oprah Winfrey: "For too long women have not been heard or believed"

Monday, January 08, 2018

"Oprah Winfrey accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award on Sunday night at the Golden Globes with a message to the young girls watching: 'A new day is on the horizon.'

The media mogul's message came during a Golden Globes ceremony notable for being the first major award show since Hollywood first began addressing rampant sexual harassment against women in the entertainment industry and beyond.

This year's ceremony was one of the most political yet and saw the red carpet awash with A-list actresses wearing black.

...Winfrey said she has been 'inspired' by 'all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.'

In her speech, Winfrey highlighted the story of Recy Taylor, a black woman whose 1944 rape by six men did not lead to any convictions. Taylor passed away last month at the age of 97.

'She lived — as we all have lived — in a culture broken by brutally powerful men,' Winfrey said. 'For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up.'"

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