Source: commondreams

On Sunday night, right after the 75th edition of the Golden Globes Awards, social media users were left in a state of introspection as they typed away their thoughts on that particular night.

All A-lister attendees donned black outfits in support of the trendiest hashtag of 2017, #MeToo, and the newest one of 2018, #TimesUp

When heart-wrenching stories flooded the timelines of social media users after the many Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment cases were revealed back in October, women from all over the world stood in solidarity to call out every offender they had the misfortune of encountering. 

Barely a week into 2018, women from the entertainment industry are still coming strong, more unified than ever to raise awareness and bring an end to sexual harassment and abuse.  

"Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential," the website's mission reads.  

"No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse." 

Source: The Mary Sue

Even though both hashtags were created and given an international voice by American and U.S.-based celebrities, Arabs took notice and shared their stories too. 

Many Arabs had a lot to say after Oprah Winfrey's powerful speech and Time's Up avalanche of online posts. 

Well-known Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab contributed to many of the celebrities' black gowns

"#TIMESUP on tolerating abuse, harassment, and discrimination"

Many fell in love with Winfrey's speech

Even thanking her for her timely speech

"She is such a great person with a perfectly timed emotional speech. Thank you Oprah, and thank you to the media for showing the truth. I am proud to be a journalist." 

"Time of silence is over"

"The pink world of Hollywood has lost its shiny, glittery appearance after the many sexual harassment stories in the past few months. Women would usually remain silenced, but not anymore. Oprah called it all out. Time of silence is over."

Many found this solidarity move "empowering"

Some hit back with sarcasm

"Harvey Weinstein wears black in protest against sexual harassment. How big of you, Harvey."

Many Saudi women called for this campaign to be applied in the kingdom

"When will the time come for us (Arabs) to say #TimesUp?"

People from all over are backing this campaign

"When will Sudanese women have the courage to launch this campaign and call out managers, teachers, and doctors."

A tweet for all the region

"Hopefully we will say #TimesUp to our regressed society so that sexual harassment cases would end. First step would be to stop sympathizing with harassers and rapists... We still have a long way."