No stranger to social activism, actress Emma Watson took a silent yet bold stand against sexual assault with a tattoo that was all the talk of the Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty in Beverly Hills this weekend.
On her right arm, Watson boasted the scripted words “Times Up” in support of the “Time’s Up” movement started by women across Hollywood in wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
According to the movement’s GoFundMe page, “TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers.”
“The sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault that has been reported and come to light over the last two months have been equal parts terrifying and illuminating,” the page elaborated. “We stand with all those who have endured sexual harassment: those who have come forward and those who have decided to remain quiet. It’s time for change, and we must act now.”
While many headlines have zoned in on the missing-apostrophe grammatical error in what appears to be a temporary tattoo, others are focused on the message and mission the actress stands for.
This isn’t the first time Watson’s championed for the movement either.
“The clock’s been ticking on the abuse of power,” she wrote in an Instagram post earlier this year. “I stand in solidarity with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, and assault. #TIMESUP on oppression and marginalization. #TIMESUP on misrepresentation and underrepresentation.”
The clock’s been ticking on the abuse of power. I stand in solidarity with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, and assault. #TIMESUP on oppression and marginalization. #TIMESUP on misrepresentation and underrepresentation. Sign the solidarity letter and donate to the @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund: Link in bio.
And Watson is also one to put her money where her mouth is. In addition to advocating for the cause through ink and Instagram, she’s also reportedly donated $1.4 million to a U.K. fund that fights sexual harassment and assault.
“Time’s Up” has currently succeeded in raising over $21 million of its $22 million goal. If you’d like to make a financial impact in stopping sexual assault, you can donate to the cause here.