7 Call-Out Mo­ments to Know About

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1 Rose McGowan

As part of #MeToo, she was among the irst to call out Har­vey We­in­stein for sex­ual ha­rass­ment, and con­tin­ues to call out in lu­en­tial men such as Ben Aleck for their com­plic­ity in keep­ing silent about We­in­stein’s crimes.

2 Catt Sadler

Host Catt Sadler left E!

News af­ter it was re­vealed that co­host Ja­son Kennedy was mak­ing al­most dou­ble her salary. Dur­ing in­ter­views with E! on the 2018 Golden Globes red car­pet, De­bra Mess­ing and Eva Lon­go­ria called the net­work out on it.

3 Dy­lan Far­row

Di­rec­tor Woody Allen’s adopted daugh­ter ac­cused him of sex­ual abuse. When Justin Tim­ber­lake voiced his sup­port for #TimesUp, she called him out for work­ing with Woody. Justin tweeted: ‘Ran­dom ques­tion: can some­one please ex­plain the say­ing, “You just want your cake and to eat it too.” What else am I to do with a cake??’ Far­row clapped back.

4 Nokuthula Led­waba

In a Twit­ter thread, the

Rhythm City ac­tress de­tailed her sex­ual ha­rass­ment at the hands of an ac­tor. ‘I was 19, just start­ing out, when a “re­spected” male ac­tor in his 30s said he wanted to “take care” of me while stroking my hair,’ posted Led­waba. ‘I had re­ported him on many oc­ca­sions and no­body lis­tened.’

5 Elle van der Burg

The ac­tivist and trans model ac­cused Siya Bey­ile of fail­ing to pay mod­els who walked in his Mercedes­Benz Fash­ion Week show in 2017. The call­out went vi­ral, and sparked con­ver­sa­tion about em­pow­er­ing cre­atives.

6 Rupi Kaur

The fem­i­nist poet called out In­sta­gram in 2015 for cen­sor­ing an im­age she’d posted of her blood­stained sweat pants, aimed at nor­mal­is­ing men­stru­a­tion. Kaur called In­sta out via a Face­book post that went vi­ral, with more than 75¢000 likes.

7 De­sire Marea

Queer per­form­ing artist De­sire Marea called out OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port for trans­pho­bia. ‘A woman sit­ting by the com­puter started laugh­ing at me,’ they said, ‘and the male em­ploy­ees ha­rassed me with un­nec­es­sary ques­tions.’ They claim they were also ha­rassed dur­ing board­ing. ‘A su­per­vi­sor made a rude com­ment about my wig, de­mand­ing that I re­move it… I re­fused. Her de­mand felt vile and de­mean­ing.’

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