When the #MeToo movement first hit the headlines, many were wondering what they could do to help. The women of Nashville’s all-female singer/songwriter group, Song Suffragettes, teamed up together for a song called “Time’s Up.”
The song pointedly addressed gender inequality and sexual misconduct against women. Because of its basic message, proceeds from the downloads of the song were decidedly chosen to go towards the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
Months after launching their fundraiser, the group was able to write a check to the organization to the tune of $10,000.
“We are inspired by the Song Suffragettes’ commitment to addressing gender inequality across the music industry and we are so grateful for their support of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which connects those who experience sexual misconduct and related retaliation in the workplace with legal and public relations assistance. Together, we can create a world that insists on safe, fair and dignified work for women across industries,” read a statement from Time’s Up.
Added the founder of Song Suffragettes, Todd Cassetty, “As the song and music video continue to be embraced, we look forward to writing even more checks to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. Hopefully more media outlets and social media influencers will continue to help spread the word about the song, the organization and most importantly, discrimination issues against women.”
Time’s Up was created by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Harvey Weinstein effect and #MeToo movement, in order to help the thousands of women affected by harassment and inequality in the workplace