TIME Magazine Names “#MeToo” Movement The Person Of The Year
TIME Magazine’s named its Person Of The Year and no, it’s not the Deplorable in D.C. TIME’s POTY is actually the #MeToo movement a.k.a the “Silence Breakers” who’ve spoken out on their sexual harassment/ sexual misconduct experiences. People highlighted include Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Terry Crews, Megyn Kelly (yawn) and Alyssa Milano. Others included are lesser known individuals; a woman from Mexico who works picking strawberries and asked to use a pseudonym to protect her family, a former Uber engineer and an anonymous hospital worker from Texas who only showed her elbow on the cover as an act of solidarity to represent all those who could not speak out.
The actual creator of the hashtag, Tarana Burke, is also highlighted but many are questioning why SHE wasn’t the actual person of the year and instead just part of a collective. While Alyssa Milano helped spread the #MeToo movement, Burke wasn’t featured on the front of the mag.
“This was the great unleashing that turned the #MeToo hashtag into a rallying cry. The phrase was first used more than a decade ago by social activist Tarana Burke as part of her work building solidarity among young survivors of harassment and assault. A friend of the actor Alyssa Milano sent her a screenshot of the phrase, and Milano, almost on a whim, tweeted it out on Oct. 15. “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet,” she wrote, and then went to sleep. She woke up the next day to find that more than 30,000 people had used #MeToo. Milano burst into tears.”
TIME’s now being dragged by its pages ESPECIALLY for highlighting T. Swift. While Taylor did file a lawsuit against a DJ who groped her, shes yet to publicly join the #MeToo movement.
Valid, valid, VALID.
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