How red carpets and beauty pageants became the new battlefields | Eva Wisema

After the Golden Globe dress code, activists have discovered the power of sneaking a protest on to unexpected platforms, says Eva Wiseman

The first thing I thought when I saw the blackout at the Golden Globes was that these women looked like an army. The second was a memory. A memory of a news story from late last year, about people trying on clothes from Zara and finding little notes sewn inside. “I made this item you’re going to buy,” Turkish factory workers had written, after the company they’d worked for went bust, “but I didn’t get paid for it.” It was an SOS, a flare in the night, and one impossible to ignore because it c...