Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech Drives Home the Heart of the #MeToo Movement

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Tonight at the Golden Globes Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award given for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. We all know and love Oprah, and with the amazing contributions she’s made to the world of entertainment, it’s clear why she would be the recipient of such an award.

But nothing proved she deserved it more than her own acceptance speech.


She recommended that anyone who has the chance to be in a room with Oprah for four hours a day should take the opportunity. Sadly, that’s not possible for most of us, but what do have is the amazing acceptance speech that came next.

She said:
What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have and I am especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up.

Saying of the women who spoke up and shared their stories, “this year, we became the story.”

The entire room stood to applaud her.

She said:
I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom who are right here in this room tonight and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to be sure they are fighting hard to take us to the time when nobody has to say “me too” again.