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While Hollywood and Washington reel from sexual assault scandals, women across the country have once again taken to the streets to march for equal rights.

Female stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Adele joined the thousands of women across cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C to protest the actions of filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, US President Donald Trump and stand up for the thousands of victims of sexual assault and harassment.

According to People magazine, the aim of the game was to spread the message of unity, female empowerment, and democracy during a time when the nation is healing from multiple scandals involving many famous men.

Since the Weinstein scandal broke in October 2017, which alleged that the super producer had been assaulting women for decades, countless other women have come forward to tell their stories about inappropriate behavior from powerful men abusing their positions.

From Weinstein to NBC’s Matt Lauer, Senator Al Franken and #PresidentTrump himself, both prominent men and women have felt the shift of female voices being heard since the Women’s March kicked off in 2017.

#TimesUp around America

In Los Angeles, Mila, Eva Longoria and Oscar winner Viola Davis were joined by director/activist Rob Reiner lending male support. While in Atlanta, “Charmed” star Alyssa Milano applauded women for continuing to fight for recognition with the #metoo movement. Whoopi Goldberg joined more than a reported 200,000 people for the march in New York City.

With the Sundance Film Festival currently underway in Park City, Utah, prominent filmmakers ceased on the opportunity to continue their mission. After a successful night at the Golden Globes, where A-listers wore black to support victims of assault, the protests continued in the snow with powerful stars like icon Jane Fonda, rapper Common and actress Maria Bello joining forces to ensure Hollywood remains committed to eradicating gender equality.

Stars get political

The #metoo and #timesup movements have revolutionized the discussion about sexual assault in Hollywood, politics and the media. According to Alyssa, the point of the march is to encourage women to use their voice to vote allegedly predatory men out of office. She referred specifically to President Trump’s 2016 “Access Hollywood” tape where he reportedly revealed his behavior of grabbing women without their consent. She encouraged women to focus on the 2018 midterm elections, where change can begin to happen in Washington.

In Los Angeles, “The Avengers” star Scarlett told the crowd that the #metoo movement has made her rethink her behavior towards men and given her the confidence to not feel guilty when rejecting their advances.

Hollywood scandals continue

It has been a turbulent year for Hollywood Stars as their private behavior continues to be revealed. The most recent man to face allegations is “The Disaster Artist” star James Franco. According to The LA Times, five women have come forward to accuse the actor of exploiting them during his time as a teacher at NYU.

Comedian Aziz Ansari has also faced allegations in 2018 When babe.net released an article detailing a date with an anonymous woman who was not comfortable with sex acts she claims he performed.

The latest Women’s March comes just weeks before the Academy Awards, where A-Listers will no doubt once again lend their celebrity voice to the cause. #timesup