Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille awards at Sundays’ Golden Globes ceremony and her speech was powerful.
Her speech, which received a long standing ovation, was masterful. She honored key civil rights figure Recy Taylor, who died just last week. She acknowledged the symbolic power of becoming the first black woman to win the lifetime achievement award. And she had, in no uncertain terms, strong words for the abusive men in entertainment:
“Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.”