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#MeToo named Time Magazine Person of the Year


by Anonymousreply 7212/07/2017


by Anonymousreply 112/06/2017

They called it "The Silence Breakers"

Why is Taylor Swift in it?

by Anonymousreply 212/06/2017

Will see if Trump will actually attack this choice and make it about himself.

Although I think someone might have somehow convinced him to stop tweeting -- his only recent tweets have been more of the announcement type.

by Anonymousreply 312/06/2017

OMFG Taylor Swift managed to weasel her way onto this cover!! Incredible.

by Anonymousreply 412/06/2017

A bit low effort, but understandable.

by Anonymousreply 512/06/2017

Swift won in court for a groping case. She was all about helping give voice to victims as reason why she sued and made the incident public. Though unlike the other cases, AFAIK hers isn't exactly a power trip more like a perv with wandering hands.

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2017

Talk to me when she finally denounces her white supremacist fan base, R6.

by Anonymousreply 712/06/2017

Terrible cover. I wonder if Rose McGowan is pissed that she's not included on the cover.

by Anonymousreply 812/06/2017

I think Time left off some obvious voices...

by Anonymousreply 912/06/2017

Do you know the women who struggle most with sexual harassment at work? Poor women. Women who have no safety net. Women with few financial resources. Women living paycheck to paycheck. Women who have to put up with sexual harassment to keep clothes on their kids and food on the table.

They won't complain, because they have too much to lose.

by Anonymousreply 1012/06/2017

Rose McGowan and her #ROSEARMY not included?! The OUTRAGE!

Time, GURL, you in danger!

by Anonymousreply 1112/06/2017

She should be R8, Rose McGowan started this all. And no Alyssa Milano?!!

by Anonymousreply 1212/06/2017

And no male victims? Oops!

by Anonymousreply 1312/06/2017

Ewwwwwwww...Taylor Swift made the Time cover? Yeah, I'm not buying this one.

by Anonymousreply 1412/06/2017

R14 = Kanye West

by Anonymousreply 1512/06/2017

A neat trick to make you forget that TIME itself is part of the power structure that created and enabled the sexual harassment by powerful men in the arts and media.

by Anonymousreply 1612/06/2017

After what the other women went through, it's perverse to include that Swift white supremacist as well. But she looks kinda piggish so I'm fine with it because I know she's fuming right now.

by Anonymousreply 1712/06/2017

I guess they decided they need to include at least one Trump supporter on the cover, R17, for parity's sake.

by Anonymousreply 1812/06/2017

As long as it wasn't the demented yam, don't much care who is on the cover.

by Anonymousreply 1912/06/2017

Good point r7, when are you going to denounce your white supremacist followers Taylor?

The twelfth of never would be my guess.

by Anonymousreply 2012/06/2017

It may be victims like Swift who will be listened to more because they are popular - maybe her crowd are the people that need to hear this and take this in the most.

by Anonymousreply 2112/06/2017

Has Hillary blamed Swift yet?

by Anonymousreply 2212/06/2017

I blocked the swift haters. They can go shoot up a pizza joint like all the other crazies

by Anonymousreply 2312/06/2017

I'm not a "swift hater", but r23 seems very lost.

Had to double check that this was a comment actually written on the DL. How old are you?

by Anonymousreply 2412/06/2017

Excerpt from the actual [italic]Time[/italic] article:

[quote]In a windowless room at a two-story soundstage in San Francisco's Mission District, a group of women from different worlds met for the first time. Judd, every bit the movie star in towering heels, leaned in to shake hands with Isabel Pascual, a woman from Mexico who works picking strawberries and asked to use a pseudonym to protect her family. Beside her, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, eight months pregnant, spoke softly with Adama Iwu, a corporate lobbyist in Sacramento. A young hospital worker who had flown in from Texas completed the circle. She too is a victim of sexual harassment but was there anonymously, she said, as an act of solidarity to represent all those who could not speak out.

[quote]From a distance, these women could not have looked more different. Their ages, their families, their religions and their ethnicities were all a world apart. Their incomes differed not by degree but by universe: Iwu pays more in rent each month than Pascual makes in two months.

[quote]But on that November morning, what separated them was less important than what brought them together: a shared experience. Over the course of six weeks, TIME interviewed dozens of people representing at least as many industries, all of whom had summoned extraordinary personal courage to speak out about sexual harassment at their jobs. They often had eerily similar stories to share.

[quote]In almost every case, they described not only the vulgarity of the harassment itself—years of lewd comments, forced kisses, opportunistic gropes—but also the emotional and psychological fallout from those advances. Almost everybody described wrestling with a palpable sense of shame. Had she somehow asked for it? Could she have deflected it? Was she making a big deal out of nothing?

[quote]"I thought, What just happened? Why didn't I react?" says the anonymous hospital worker who fears for her family's livelihood should her story come out in her small community. "I kept thinking, Did I do something, did I say something, did I look a certain way to make him think that was O.K.?" It's a poisonous, useless thought, she adds, but how do you avoid it? She remembers the shirt she was wearing that day. She can still feel the heat of her harasser's hands on her body.

[quote]Millions of people responded with the hashtag #MeToo when Milano urged them to post their experiences on Twitter.

[quote]‘It's affected me on a cellular level to hear all these stories. I don't know if I'll ever be the same. I have not stopped crying. I look at my daughter and think, Please, let this be worth it. Please, let it be that my daughter never has to go through anything like this.’

by Anonymousreply 2512/06/2017

DL called this one too. On one of the many previous threads, DL predicted the sexual harassment victim would be the person of the year.

by Anonymousreply 2612/06/2017

Thank you r25, I don't know why r2 linked to something other than Time.

by Anonymousreply 2712/06/2017

Taylor Swift is now a two-time Person of the Year—2006 and 2017.

by Anonymousreply 2812/06/2017

[quote]I blocked the swift haters.


by Anonymousreply 2912/06/2017

I have a retired friend who worked in social services for the elderly.

She jumped on the #MeToo bandwagon because she said one or two of the old coots she counseled hit on her when she was working.

I told her, "That doesn't count," because they were her clients and she could walk away at the first hint of impropriety. Her clients could not affect her livelihood because she would be paid whether she counseled them or not.

She got huffy.

I think she just wants to horn in on this recent bandwagon.

by Anonymousreply 3012/06/2017

If time Time wanted to make “the victim” it’s “person of the year,” there were many groups much more victimized than sexually harassed women.

Sexual harassment is annoying, but what about gay men who are physically harassed at work daily, who don’t have the same opportunities as straight men and women in employment, adoption rights, etc?

When women are sexually harassed at work by straight asshole men, they actually benefit from it. When I was low-man-on-the-totem-pole at work, I wished I could flirt with the big bosses like my female equals. Every time the boss was sexually inappropriate with one, they inched their way closer to a special favor (a promotion, raise, time off) and they knew it. The bithces encouraged it. The broey-straight-dude peers of mine also got close to the bosses by taking fucking those same women. The gays and lesbians (and unattractive women) have to work so much harder to climb the ranks.

And there are many groups victimized more than the gays!

Time is just capitalizing on the novelty of calling out sexual harassment, which really just represents normal disgusting heterosexual society. I have very little sympathy for the “victims” and enjoy seeing the perpetrators being taken down.

by Anonymousreply 3112/06/2017

I didn't recognize Swift on that cover. Her face is different, or is the hair? Anyway, nice job to shoo her in to sell more copies. On twitter Asia Argento said she refused to be on that cover because she doesn't want to talk about this anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3212/06/2017

Taylor in an earlier interview spoke very highly of Weinstein, saying what an honor it was to work with him for a movie, and she can't say a word against him now? Kind of odd since she benefitted with her shit songs being in a movie, and worked with Meryl on that shit movie The Giver.

r24 her cult-like fans google her name obsessively and invade any message board because they can't handle a bad word said about her. Best to block the little losers.

by Anonymousreply 3312/06/2017

Why didn't Time call me?

by Anonymousreply 3412/06/2017

^you're just an ugly white cis-man, FUCK YOU AND YOUR PRIVILEGE!!

by Anonymousreply 3512/06/2017

[quote]Do you know the women who struggle most with sexual harassment at work? Poor women. Women who have no safety net. Women with few financial resources. Women living paycheck to paycheck. Women who have to put up with sexual harassment to keep clothes on their kids and food on the table.

Yes, and if you bothered to read the article you'd know they were also interviewed.

by Anonymousreply 3612/06/2017

Rose must be fucking FURIOUS that she didn't get all the glory!!!!

by Anonymousreply 3712/06/2017

[quote] On twitter Asia Argento said she refused to be on that cover because she doesn't want to talk about this anymore.

She refused the same way Trump turned down the cover.

by Anonymousreply 3812/06/2017

[quote] A neat trick to make you forget that TIME itself is part of the power structure that created and enabled the sexual harassment by powerful men in the arts and media.

Thanks for weighing in, SJW. Now go back to class... I think the bell's about to ring.

by Anonymousreply 3912/06/2017

I don't see them on the cover, R36

by Anonymousreply 4012/06/2017

Who said we were just discussing the cover?

by Anonymousreply 4112/06/2017

And yes, they are on the cover.

by Anonymousreply 4212/06/2017

[quote]Swift won in court for a groping case. She was all about helping give voice to victims

Ke$ha had a much more harrowing case which actually affected her livelihood. SHE should be on the cover, not that hypocrite.

by Anonymousreply 4312/06/2017

Glad Rose McGowan didn't make the cover. She didn't start this but she was more than happy to take the credit when other, braver women told their story. Rose took money from Weinstein in exchange for silence. She was in the process of negotiating even more money when RF wrote the story about OTHER women. Rose McGowan is just in this to promote herself and her book. Rose McGowan supported a pedophile with no problem.

by Anonymousreply 4412/06/2017

They should have put Kesha on the cover. She is the one who has had serious backlash for speaking out and fighting her accuser. Swift had a team of lawyers sue the guy. She didn't struggle. She didn't fight.

Shame on Time Magazine.

by Anonymousreply 4512/06/2017

[Quote] When women are sexually harassed at work by straight asshole men, they actually benefit from it. When I was low-man-on-the-totem-pole at work, I wished I could flirt with the big bosses like my female equals.


by Anonymousreply 4612/06/2017


Are you one of those unintelligent, talentless beasts who uses her sexuality to get men to support her ambitions? Based on your reply, you don’t have much else goin’ for ya.

by Anonymousreply 4712/06/2017

R47 Hmm sounds like you're projecting.

by Anonymousreply 4812/06/2017

Let's see what happened this year. The #1 deadliest shooting in US history and the #5 deadliest shooting occurred within a month of each other. ISIL was largely driven out of Syria. Macron elected President of France. Jeremy Corbyn stunned the UK political class by ending May's majority gov't. Disability activists helped kill the ACA repeal. Jaghmeet Singh became first non-white person to lead a major Canadian party. Privileged white women jumped on a social media bandwagon to complain about men putting their hands on these fragile flowers' thighs 30 years ago.

Guess which TIME thought was worthy to put on cover after being rejected by D. Trump.

by Anonymousreply 4912/06/2017

[quote]Macron elected President of France

I guess a white male politician managing to get elected is a much tougher hill to climb than the so-called "fragile flowers"//

by Anonymousreply 5012/06/2017

Not Tim O'Tay?

by Anonymousreply 5112/06/2017

R50 I don't like Macron, but it's undeniable he actually accomplished something, including destroying a 2 party system that had been in place for decades, unlike the weeping willows awarded the honor.

by Anonymousreply 5212/06/2017

lots of disgruntled gay men on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 5312/06/2017

Nope R48, not projecting at all. More like REFLECTING on how society works. I made it in my own merit and am very proud of my accomplishments. I’m still very young, doing exactly what I want to do, and am the top of my field (a very competitive one that most people drop out of).

Nice try

by Anonymousreply 5412/06/2017

I definitely know serious sexual harassment takes place but some things like thigh and butt touching should be handled by the women at that time. It sounds like some cases are a man being attracted to a woman and hitting on her. A lot of relationships start that way. People do date and marry coworkers.

by Anonymousreply 5512/06/2017

Victor Salva's victim should have been included on the cover. He's one of the original silence breakers.

by Anonymousreply 5612/06/2017

I hadn’t noticed Swift before but her presence has ruined it all for me. A white suprematist and a Trump supporter. Disgusted. Won’t be buying.

by Anonymousreply 5712/06/2017

Those hussies deserved it, dangling those long, lovely legs, and exposing their generous decolletage to these weak, defenseless men.

by Anonymousreply 5812/06/2017

Who the fuck buys magazines anymore?

by Anonymousreply 5912/06/2017

R49 Gets it. I have very little sympathy for the Rose McGowans of the world.

by Anonymousreply 6012/06/2017

Who are the other three women (besides Judd and Swift?)

(I know it is probably inside the thread but I'm busy.)

by Anonymousreply 6112/06/2017

It's clear that the magazine still wants to sell, hence Swift on the cover. What's problematic is that while the focus is on the "silence breakers," Swift didn't really break her silence on the sexual harassment issue but was forced to do so when the man sued her.

by Anonymousreply 6212/06/2017

Now what's on TayTay's list? Campaigning for the Nobel Prize Literature Award?

by Anonymousreply 6312/06/2017


The magazine's cover portrait includes strawberry picker Isabel Pascual, lobbyist Adama Iwu and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler along with Ashley Judd and Taylor Swift.

by Anonymousreply 6412/07/2017

Yep R10, I was one of those women. Was terrified of ending up homeless. Never had kids because of this very reason. Then I got partnered. It took years but that cloud has finally lifted way off my head. Those were terrible times. And yes, you put up with a lot of shit - and still I didn't have the worst of it.

by Anonymousreply 6512/07/2017

Macron was sent and paid for by the banks to do their work, wake up. He's a very smart, ambitious, cut-throat, focussed, hard-working man, but still he's just a pawn to usher in a new form of social engineering.

by Anonymousreply 6612/07/2017

I despise Donald Trump, but considering every fucking conversation has been about him for the last year, it or the man of the year.

by Anonymousreply 6712/07/2017

Yep R55, you're in the middle of an informal meeting with the Head of Law, two VIP from outside and the Head of Law touches you (you're her secretary) - what are you going to do, shout at her in front of all these people? Lose your job? I did touch her back exactly the way she touched me, like "I've got this", and she looked taken aback. Never tried that shit again.

by Anonymousreply 6812/07/2017

2011 The Protester 2002 The Whistleblowers 1993 The Peacemakers

by Anonymousreply 6912/07/2017

Macron??! His poll numbers are worse than Trump. He’s gone by the next election. He’s putting people out on the street. The only reason why he won was because he was running against a friggin Nazi. Anyone could win in that matchup.

by Anonymousreply 7012/07/2017

Rose must be pretty scared right now. Her moment has passed, and that Times cover is a major slap down. I wouldn't mind betting she was invited to be photographed with Ashley and the others, but wouldn't share the limelight.

by Anonymousreply 7112/07/2017

r71, keep plucking that chicken you jealous ass

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