Should Oprah Run For President?
The women of Hollywood made a visual statement of solidarity at the 75th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.
Nearly every woman and most of the men who attended wore black.
Some also sported Time’s Up pins to protest sexual harassment and abuse.
Several stars brought women’s rights activists as guests.
Some actresses also turned their red carpet interviews with E! News back on the network, commenting on how former host Catt Sadler wasn’t being paid the same money as Jason Kennedy for doing the same job.
But it was Oprah Winfrey’s speech that brought the house down.
Winfrey became the first black woman to win the Cecil B. Demille award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
In her acceptance speech, Oprah talked about a woman named Recy Taylor, a wife and mom, a black woman, who was walking home from church in 1944 when she was abducted and raped by six, armed white men and left blindfolded on the side of the road in Alabama.
Rosa Parks helped investigate Recy’s case for the NAACP.
They sought justice, but those men were never prosecuted.
“She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. 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,” Winfrey said. “Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man — every man who chooses to listen.”
After her barn burner of a speech, plenty of people were speculating, begging, pleading for an Oprah 2020 presidential bid.
Now, sources close to Oprah say she is ‘actively thinking’ about it.
CNN is reporting that Oprah has discussed it with friends, but hasn’t made up her mind.
Oprah’s long-time partner Stedman told the L.A. Times: “It’s up to the people” but “She would absolutely do it.”