Should actresses wear black at award shows to protest sexual assault?
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Should actresses wear black at award shows to protest sexual assault?

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Many actresses will wear black at the Golden Globes on January 7 to stand up against sexual harassment, and the protest may extend to other awards shows as well. PopSugar called it a "powerful, statement-making move." Others called sporting a black dress a feeble, meaningless gesture; activist Rose McGowan was particularly enraged. Critics argued boycotting award shows altogether would be the most effective protest. Is wearing black a good way to protest harassment in Hollywood? ⚫ ✊🏿✊🏼✊🏽

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Many called the black dress code a great way to call attention to the #MeToo movement, Hollywood's harassment problem, and gender inequality in general. ⚫ ✊🏼

But #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign pointed out that actresses wear black on the red carpet all the time, and that not showing up would be much more powerful. 

But others said not showing up undermines women's already tenuous presence and stature in Hollywood. Better to show up, be counted and speak out. ⚫ ✊🏼

Though she's since deleted the tweet, actress and activist Rose McGowan took to Twitter and slammed the black dress plan as insufficient and weak.

Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.

McGowan's friend Amber Tamblyn responded that wearing black was just one way to create change. ⚫ ✊🏼

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