The Silence Breakers are Times person of the year.

The Silence Breakers are Times person of the year.
The Silence Breakers are Times person of the year.

This also makes Terry Crews a Times person of the year.

My favorite quotes from Taylor Swift's testimony:

Swift was asked by Mr Mueller’s lawyers if he had groped her more than once. “Other than grabbing my ass against my will, underneath my skirt, and refusing to let go, he did not otherwise touch me inappropriately.”

“I am not going to allow your client to make me feel like it is in any way my fault because it isn’t.”

“I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions. Not mine."

When Gabriel McFarland, David Mueller's attorney, tried to take more shots at her...

“Gabe, this is a photo of him with his hand up my skirt — with his hand on my ass,” she said. “You can ask me a million questions — I’m never going to say anything different. I never have said anything different.”

When McFarland asked the singer why the front of her skirt did not appear to be lifted in the phone, she said, “Because my ass is located in the back of my body.”

McFarland also noted that Swift was closer to Mueller’s girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, who also appears in the photo, than him. “Yes, she did not have her hand on my ass,” Swift replied.

And when asked if she criticized her bodyguards for not stepping in sooner...

[Swift] told Mr Mueller's lawyer she was “critical of [his] client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my a**."

*For those of you who are unaware, a DJ sued Swift for "ruining his career" after she complained a...

EDIT; correcting some embarrassing grammatical errors.

EDIT #2; Thanks, and I'm glad y'all enjoyed the comment! I pledge to pay it forward this week, since all humorous Swift quotes aside, harassment of any kind is a serious issue and takes a communal effort to tackle.

If you feel moved to throw in some dollars as well, every little bit counts. Find out where your local organizations are. See what's out there. Check out RAINN's website for support lines and suggestions on how to get involved. Sexual violence isn't always "just" a skeezy grope by a frosted tip DJ.

And finally, remember that children are perhaps the most vulnerable in all of this. Child and adolescent boys and girls make up a huge portion of abuse victims. The website above has some good talking points if you need help starting the conversation. Tell your daughters that their body is their own, and tell your sons that they can be victims too (and that speaking up doesn't make less manly.)

Edit #3; source for additional quotes

I still can't believe how many stories came out in a month's time. It changed culture forever. Good on all victims for having the courage to speak out. They deserve this honor.

This is the fourth time I've been named Times Person of the Year.

It's not common. But it's not entirely uncommon either. They do give "Person of the Year" to groups of people, and sometimes even things.

1950: "The American Fighting Man"

Representing U.S. troops involved in the Korean War (1950–1953).

1956: "The Hungarian Freedom Fighter"

Representing Hungarian revolutionaries involved in the failed 1956 uprising.

1960: "The Scientists"

Represented by George Beadle, Charles Draper, John Enders, Donald A. Glaser, Joshua Lederberg, Willard Libby, Linus Pauling, Edward Purcell, Isidor Rabi, Emilio Segrè, William Shockley, Edward Teller, Charles Townes, James Van Allen and Robert Woodward.

1966: "The inheritor"

Representing a generation of American men and women, aged 25 and under.

1968: "The Apollo 8 Astronauts"

In 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 (William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell) became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, orbiting the Moon and paving the way for the first manned Moon landings in 1969.

1969: "The Middle Americans"

Also referred to as the silent majority.

1975: "American Women"

Represented by Susan Brownmiller, Kathleen Byerly, Alison Cheek, Jill Conway, Betty Ford, Ella Grasso, Carla Hills, Barbara Jordan, Billie Jean King, Carol Sutton, Susie Sharp, and Addie Wyatt.

1982: "The Computer"

Denoted "Machine of the Year" to herald the dawn of the Information Age.

1988: "The Endangered Earth"

Planet of the Year, involving an aspect of Mother Nature.

1993: "The Peacemakers"

Represented by Yasser Arafat, F. W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, and Yitzhak Rabin. De Klerk, as State President of South Africa, oversaw Mandela's release from prison in 1990. The pair worked together to end the Apartheid system. Arafat, as President of the Palestinian National Authority, and Rabin, as Prime Minister of Israel, signed the 1993 Oslo Accord, the first face-to-face agreement between Palestinian and Israeli authorities.

2002: "The Whistleblowers"

Represented by Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley and Sherron Watkins. In 2001, Watkins uncovered accounting irregularities in the financial reports of Enron, testifying before Congressional committees the following year. In 2002, Cooper exposed a $3.8 billion fraud at WorldCom. At the time, this was the largest incident of accounting fraud in U.S. history. In 2002, Rowley, an FBI agent, gave testimony about the FBI's mishandling of information related to the September 11 attacks of 2001.

2003: "The Soldiers"

Representing U.S. forces around the world, especially in the Iraq War (2003–2011).

2005: "The Good Samaritans"

Represented by Bono, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates. Bono, philanthropist and member of the rock band U2, helped to organise the 2005 Live 8 concerts. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and richest person in the world, and his wife Melinda, founded the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2006: "You"

Representing individual content creators on the World Wide Web.

2011: "The Protestor"

Representing many global protest movements — for example, the Arab Spring, the Indignants Movement, the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party movement — as well as protests in Chile, Greece, India and Russia among others.

2014: "The Ebola Fighters"

"Ebola fighters" refers to health care workers who helped stop the spread of Ebola virus disease during the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, including not only doctors and nurses, but also ambulance attendants, burial parties and others.[41] Represented on the covers by Dr. Jerry Brown, the medical director at the Eternal Love Winning Africa Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia,[42][43] Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with Samaritan's Purse and the first American to be infected in the 2014 outbreak,[43][44] Ella Watson-Stryker, a health promoter for Doctors Without Borders who is originally from the United States,[43][45] Foday Gallah, an ambulance supervisor and Ebola survivor from Monrovia, Liberia,[43][46] and Salome Karwah, a trainee nurse and counselor from Liberia whose parents died of Ebola,[43][47] as well as others mentioned in the article itself, such as Dr. Pardis Sabeti from the Broad Institute.

2017: The Silence Breakers

The people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment, including the figureheads of the Me Too movement. Represented on the cover by farm worker Isabel Pascual, lobbyist Adama Iwu, actress Ashley Judd, software engineer Susan Fowler, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and a sixth woman, a hospital worker who wished to remain anonymous and whose face cannot be seen. The feature also specifically spotlights, in order, actress Alyssa Milano, activist Tarana Burke, actress Selma Blair, the six plantiffs in a lawsuit against the Plaza Hotel, politician Sara Gelser, dishwasher Sandra Pezqueda, filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman, actress Rose McGowan, psychotherapist and writer Wendy Walsh, blogger Lindsey Reynolds, entrepreneur Lindsay Meyer, housekeeper Juana Melara, journalist Sandra Muller, actor Terry Crews, University of Rochester professors Celeste Kidd and Jessica Cantlon, journalist Megyn Kelly and art curator Amanda Schmitt.[52]

Edits: Grammar mistakes and omissions have been fixed. 2017 was added to Wikipedia so I included it.

He is included in the photos within the article. About 3/4 of the way through. At least he is on desktop, not sure how it looks on mobile.

The cover is Adama Iwu (Activist), Ashley Judd (Actress and the main person to come forward about Weinstein for the NYT article), Taylor Swift (musician), Isabel Pascual (strawberry picker), and Susan Fowler (former Uber engineer).


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.

That’s the elbow on the right of the cover.

What’s it like being a Hungarian planet-computer?

And the counter suit of $1.

Thats awesome.

Being a resident of Denver Metro, I've heard a bit about this case. Glad she stood her ground so strong.

They certainly have changed our country and defined a good portion of 2017 in the USA. Good pick TIME.


this is an immortal beast that has been beaten back to its cave.

best case scenario, it'll return after everyone alive today is dead. most likely, it'll come back sooner. there will always be naive, scare, young people who REALLY want to be actors/models/journalists/whatever, and there will always be people rich enough to sweep things under the rug.

love this quote. “I’m told it was the most amount of times the word “ass” has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court.”

The music video for Look What You Made Me Do came out right after she won this case, and there's a short clip of her in a tub full of diamonds and jewels, with a single dollar bill sitting right on top. Thought it was pretty funny. 

That DJ must have gotten so pissed every time he turned the radio on and her voice blasted "Look what you made me do." to him every day.

The music video for Look What You Made Me Do came out right after she won this case, and there's a short clip of her in a tub full of diamonds and jewels, . Thought it was pretty funny.

That DJ must have gotten so pissed every time he turned the radio on and her voice blasted "Look what you made me do." to him every day.

Take it a step further and just don't mention anything in td. Also don't read anything.

Yes he is in the cover story.

I'm a dude. I gotta admit, the MeToo thing really shook me up. I was half on the notallmen bandwagon. I knew men could act like complete slime to women but it couldn't be that widespread, right? I was thinking from my own POV. I'm not a woman. Once I saw all of the testimonies of my freinds on Facebook and other media about how they've been harassed at some point in their lives, it crashed home to me that I was pretty insulated and the problem is widespread.

So, it isn't every last man, but it is far too many. What women and all those willing to speak up against abuse have done this year is shedding light on the problems that still exist in our society. Yes, we don't want to look at it. Yes, we'll try to rationalize it away. Yes, it will take a very long time to fix this. The conversation has started and it's time to start listening and considering viewpoints outside your own. This is a very worthy Person of the Year cover.


The 'Silence Breakers' who started the #MeToo movement have been named Time 'Person of the Year' 

Last year's winner, President Trump, and China's President Xi Jinping came in second and third place 

Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal called the movement 'the fastest moving social change we've seen in decades' 

The announcement was made Wednesday morning on the Today show, exactly a week after co-host Matt Lauer was fired for sexual harassment allegations  

Last year's winner

It's not an award to be "won". It's being "named" Person of the Year. It's considered the person who has had the most influence for better or worse.

This puts Donald Trumps tweet about saying no to Times's person of the year into an especially cringey light.

If you're for equal treatment of women then you are a feminist. It's a tragedy that people can fall into a trap that feminism somehow means women ruling over men like a tribe of Amazonian women.

he talked about how all the women coming out helped him come to terms and speak out. Glad they got him into the article. The whole metoo has been powerful for a lot of people.

I wasn't aware that Ashley Judd was among the harassment accusers. She actually first mentioned it publicly in October 2015.

Bob Mueller sure gets around.

Because he's a male victim of this horror.

It's also why you don't see comments about how his abuser is innocent until proven guilty or how it's scary that Terry can just ruin his life around.

/sub/crewscrew would be proud :,)

You might want to rephrase how you say that. She's raising awareness of that possible backlash by any corporation*. The way you put it makes it sound like she's thinking about not hiring women.

Edit: added some clarification

Why is support for Crews on reddit so disproportionate to everyone else?

He’s highlighted in the article among many more victims not on the cover FYI.

Not even just the USA, it's spread around the world. A lot of stuff has come out about people here in Australia for instance.

Well its not really shocking that so many sexual predators and sexual harassment happens in hollywood when you take into consideration the rest of the US for both men and women.

1 out of 4 Women & 1 out of 10 Men experience one or more incidents of sexual harassment in the workforce in the US.

2 out of 3 Women experience one or more incidents of sexual harassment on the street in the US.

1 out of 4 Women & 1 out of 16 Men experience one or more incidents of sexual assault in the US.

1 out of 6 Women & 1 out of 33 Men experience attempted or completed Rape in their lifetime in the US.

Out of the 25% of women and 6,3% of Men who experience sexual assault only 20-30% of them report the assault to the authorities.

Out of the cases of sexual assault that are reported to the police, only ,on average, 20% are arrested, while only around 5% are prosecuted and only on average 3% are incarcerated.

So this isn't a Hollywood centric issue. Its a world-wide issue in regards to sexual boundaries, respect, victim-shaming and simple concept of consent and ethics. Luckily the amount of rapes in the US has dropped since 1980s by 60%, but the amount of rapes still happening are too high for any society that wants to move forward to a better future.

And This recent examination of the sexual abuse in Hollywood will be a great catalyst towards that future, as per usual a society in which we idolize celebrities, only by humanizing them and seeing them acknowledge the problem, and work to change to fix that problem, will push the society be more open to even accepting that there is a problem that needs to be discussed in the first place.


Blue grass Rape Crisis Center




US Dep of Justice



Sometimes I go on the_donald after something big happens in the news just to see how they spin it to their favor and laugh at their delusion.

Justice rains from above.

He publicly identifies as a feminist. I wonder how many of the menn on here identify as feminists. I do.

The fact that we as men could be so unaware of the extent of the problem is a problem in itself. It speaks to a larger issue of discounting victims, especially when they're of a different race or gender. But it's never too late to become more empathetic and more trusting of the idea that other people have experiences that we can't fully understand since they differ so dramatically from our own.

Just don't mention her on the_donald.

Ez van, ezt kell szeretni.

I sometimes do that too, but the humour usually leaves me very fast.

the dj's name is David Mueller

I love this. I hate the usual phrasing that makes things sound more innocent than they actually are. I'm happy she used normal language to describe it.

"Inheritors" is a way more appropriate designation than "boomers."

Yeah, people tend to forget that Hitler, Stalin and Komeini were named Person of The Year because they had a huge impact (a negative one but still huge). Also in 2001 Bin Laden was a very likely candidate. It's not an award, not an honor, you don't win anything. It means you were important that year, not that you were a model or a force for good.

This is bound to influence in more people be comfortable to speak out, so this is a wise decision.

Kind of sucks for all those people that broke the silence for decades and were shunned, ridiculed and even attacked.

I don't know how you feel about Ke$ha but Swift paid for her legal defense. Made me respect her.

It hasn't even been beaten back to its cave. Facebook's COO is already warning women they may not be hired because of the potential for sexual harassment scandals. Because obviously that's the real problem.

*Justice rains fro-AAAAAAAGHHHHH

Well deserved. Also mad respect for Terry Crews

Because he's a man and thus fits their agenda to a T. Whenever you mention sexual assault against women, reddit can't wait to shove it down your throat that men can be victims of sexual assault too and then expend a lot of effort to ensure the conversation is focused on male victims only (rather than focusing on how both genders are victims, which they pretend they're doing).

This is the first time I've really liked Taylor Swift.

Sure, he is part of this story. But the way Reddit is reacting to him is as if he is the most important part of this story. This is about predominately women being victims of powerful people who are predominately men. Reddit is making it about one of the very few men who is a victim. I am sure that has nothing to do with our society's inherit sexism that lead to this type of problem in the first place. When people talk about Reddit being racist or sexists it isn't always the Incels and Nazis they area talking about. Sometimes it is the subtler stuff like this.

That's exactly why this movement is important . Because it helps change that response.

Never caught onto that but it's fucking beautiful.

It almost seems like there was someone powerful behind the scenes who was bent on taking Weinstein down

I don't think it was someone, I just think it was changing times. For most of Weinstein's career, he was a major gatekeeper in the entire industry. You piss him off, you don't have a job anywhere. You don't work for him, and others won't piss him off and hire you.

Now though with Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and other ways to get media out, his power is greatly diminished. He's a dinosaur in the industry, people are figuring out you don't need people like him. Some of the best television and movies have come out from independent creators not associated with old school Hollywood.

The power isn't as concentrated as it once was thanks to new media, so people were far less scared to speak out.

That's my theory anyway, and a theory I pulled totally out of my ass.

The elbow on the cover symbolizes those women who have made accusations but won’t provide their identities.

Say what you want about the song itself, that video is just filled to the brim with easter eggs like that, and I find that quite amusing.

Wendy Williams

While true, the more serious answer is that there was growing contentment in some of Hollywood elite that Crews is a physically strong, straight, black man who can't be sexually assaulted. Apparently only women can be sexually harassed which is ungodly false. Anyone can be.

Edit: here is a recent example with on how shitty she was with Crews's response. My apologies for those who have to see a Wendy Williams video.

6th was Sean Astin for playing Bob in Stranger Things.

I'm going to say it was ke$ha who got the ball rolling.

It rolled backwards on top of her, but it did start rolling.

I think it also speaks to how much things that are totally normal for some are a complete surprise to others. We don't actually have common realities, even in the same place.

4th was Special Counsel Mueller.

5th was Kim Jong-Un.

In case anybody else was interested who filled out the top 5.

I'm not a huge fan of the "group" TIME Person of the Year, but this year they definitely picked the right non-individual

For simply talking about equality I grew up bring called a femnazi by a male relative. He still uses that term to this day.

I worry all this will do is make the darkness meaner and darker. I don't think people have a real grasp of how much power this beast control.

Much like how we don't understand how much the 1% is? Similar.

Specifically what worries me is when a few people go down then people will think the beast is vanquished and will develop a false sense of security.

Oh, you weren’t aware that seeking equality for women was fundamentally the same thing as murdering 10 million people in cold blood?

His name is Robert Paulson.

So 8 times in the first 74 years of the award, and 7 times in the past 16 years. They should just rename it "Story of the Year" at this point.

Boomers inherited a brand new highway system, education that was basically free, and all the other spoils of the Greatest Generation and their sacrifices. Then they spend the rest of their lives CONSUMING and when it's time to give back what do they do? They vote against infrastructure bills, education bills, healthcare bills. Instead they vote and pass bills that make it almost impossible to void student loan debts that they forced on future generations. And lastly, with the last GOP tax bill, they are robbing the middle and lower classes in one final tax heist. If you're under 60 years old you better WAKE UP before 2018 and vote these people out before they put us all in the poor house to pay for their greens fees on their 2nd and 3rd vacation homes.

unfortunately I'm numb to anything he does anymore

100% true. Whenever a woman says someone assaulted her, Reddit crosses their arms and says "humph! He's innocent until proven guilty. Women make this stuff up all the time to ruin the lives of us poor innocent men." When a man comes forward, he's immediately believed. Which isn't to say he shouldn't be, but look at that double standard, Christ.

You also see way more jokes on threads about women being assaulted. And it's funny, because these guys genuinely believe they show more prudence to women, when really they can't empathize with any woman at all. Girls just gotta get all the respect and fun that comes with making a public sexual assault allegation, don't you know?

It’s almost as if people everywhere have a deep seated desire for fairness and justice. Maybe there is still hope for the lot of us.

"The Silence Breakers" sounds like an EDM group.

Great choice, this is a watershed moment but I feel the actual cover itself is done poorly. More people should have been included and specifically I feel Rose McGowan deserved a spot on the visible cover. (I haven't seen the fold yet).

Now I understand why he thought he would be named again this year. Time probably called him for a comment because they were doing Person of the Year focusing on all the sexual harassment stories. He thought he was a sure thing. Today he probably saw the cover and thought “Ohhhh, they meant the victims.”

This saying sums up the socialist era in Hungary. ("This is what is, this is what you have to like")

I mean... They're all "stories" of the year. One can't be named person of the year without having a story behind why that person is chosen...

He's a dude. That's why.

Because he's posted on Reddit several times in the past, is in some movies and TV shows a lot of people on Reddit like, and does some videogames stuff.

So he hits Reddit's demographics perfectly.

It sounds vaguely malevolent and creepy. I don't know I just imagine a group of tall spindly men with scales below their throats sitting in a circular conference room discussing how they'll disrupt the economy of Argentina for esoteric reasons.

It was funny the first 5 or 6 times, now it’s like staring into some post-apocalyptic wonderland.

The cover is Adama Iwu, Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Isabel Pascual, and Susan Fowler. They represent activism/politics, Hollywood, the music industry, working class/manual labor, and STEM.

Judd was the main victim in the NYT article about Weinstein which is probably why she’s there over McGowan - who is the header of the online article.

Good. They've had a huge impact this year. It's still not over but less and less people are being afraid to speak out.

They've been very brave and courageous. Especially in this cultural and political climate where someone who said the following could become President:

I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look. I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything... Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything.

Donald Trump to Billy Bush in 2005; "Transcript: Donald Trump's Taped Comments About Women", The New York Times (8 October 2016)

Today, we are all elbows.

In all seriousness though, good job Time. We are anonymous today but hoping we won't have to be in the future.

As he should be.

I'm a woman, and you're right to think notallmen. Most men are decent, a good chunk of them are amazing human beings. But the sexually abusive minority do it over and over and over. These predators have dozens of victims.

Sometimes they have non-abusers supporting them, and even silencing or providing victims. Those enablers aren't necessarily men. Plenty of women have been complicit in all this. There was a story today about a nun walking in on a priest abusing a little girl and breaking the girl's arm and calling her a whore. That woman's a piece of shit, but I think we can agree, notallnuns.

In one of Carlos Castaneda's curious books, his sorcerer/shaman teach Don Juan has him dress up like a woman for a trip through part of Mexico. They go hitch hiking and after they're picked up, Castaneda starts attracting the men in the group since they believe him to be a woman.

Normally men are not on the receiving end of this attention where man's primal appetite is sniffing around and driving their behavior. With the carnal desires raw and imbalanced enough to forsake nuanced, reciprocal openings up into subtler communication and deeper connection with the woman, it spills out over onto a "casual" predatory behavior, the standard illusions/masks of civilization and control over natural impulses is gone.

After some uncomfortable, threatening time around all these men gawking at him, making small unwanted sexually charged comments, and even touching him, he and Don Juan get dropped off on the side of the road.

Here, Don Juan has Castaneda take the women's clothes off. Castaneda asks what the hell that was about and Don Juan responds by saying he was teaching him what it was like to be a woman. A man's biggest persistent fear is that he will be humiliated, a woman's biggest persistent fear is that she will be raped.

Really inspired to see a culture shift taking place around the treatment of women. Like most sensitization and growth, it is not a comfortable process, and women have generations and generations of suppressed tension--a lot of sadness, grief, anger, rage, resentment, so it will not be a short process either. But it's necessary for our survival, our thriving, and the richness, in every sense of the word, of our society and culture.

if you can't say 'no' then your 'yes' is meaningless, and by supporting courageous women (and men) who have come forward to share their stories we are empowering women everywhere to have a stronger sense of power, dignity, and individual sovereignty and boundaries. Powerful times.

It’s so stereotypically Reddit that users have made a man the face of the #MeToo movement. It’s like Ron Swanson winning Woman of the Year.

I think it's kind of stupid. But at least this year makes more sense than 2006. It's also obvious how US centric the award is.

Btw wasn't Giuliani the poty in 2001 even though it should have been Bin Laden. You said it was the whistleblowers.

You're not wrong, but I think what you describe is the necessary step we have to take.

For a start, I don't think it'll make workplace discrimination or sexual discrimination worse, but the actions and stories we hear will get worse. That's because once you scrape away the horrible outer layer, you get to the rotten core. I guarantee the next thing will be the sex slave and pornography rings, the Epsteins and the Savilles of Hollywood.

Secondly, we might push it further underground, but our choice is between taking action, and having to chase it when it does dig further, or taking no action.

And thirdly there's no end. We'll eliminate sexual harassment, and then it'll be racism. Then who knows - maybe we can stop judging people for their personal tastes.

But this is life, and improvement, and design - this is social evolution, the march of change. Its always ugly and difficult, but the choice is between doing nothing and going nowhere or fighting to make sure the next generation don't have to put up with the shit you did.

I believe what Terry Crews did was amazing and highlighted that men can also be victims of assault, but how so many on Reddit completely embraced it while questioning and even blaming female victims was very telling.

I recently saw "innocent until proven guilty!!" on a case where the accused was literally found guilty by a jury of his peers. It has become an empty phrase that's a stand in for saying that the woman is lying, except it sounds more "educated".

They never stopped being proud

It amazes me that we are so divided on these accusations. Every day I listen to someone at work saying that these people should've come forward sooner, that they just want a hand out, that they can't prove any of this so why does it matter.

If you haven't, watch "The Keepers" on Netflix. It's an interesting look into the victims of sexual assault who "we're old enough to know better," and "should've said something sooner."

I know there are people who will jump on the bandwagon for their own profit, but we can't dismiss all these accusations just because of a few.

Don’t worry bro, I understood your post was a joke. High fives

You know why.

It made me laugh but I was legit wondering why Robert Mueller was questioning Taylor Swift.

Yeah, people forget that just as much as Hollywood lauds its power over people to sexually assault them, the same thing can happen with a minimum wage job which people desperately need given the austerity going on.

“Hahaha, they just blamed a mass shooting in Muslims when it was really a deranged white guy and over 59 people are dead and even more are injured and holy shit the world is a scary place and these insane morons vote.”

I can never find any reason to dislike Taylor Swift. Every now and then people say stuff like "she plays like she's a small town girl who made it big, but she comes from money", but that's called playing a character - it's literally what the industry is.

Every non-career thing i've ever seen her say or do has been... pretty remarkably centered. She must be very humble and level headed to have that career and just be a great example for people everywhere.

Which is why he's featured in the article.

How is Rose McGowan not on the cover? Her twitter rants seemed to get the ball rolling on this whole movement.

I was pretty meh about the song until the video. The video is a masterpiece and imo completely saved the song.

If you mean the oppression of the working class 20-30 year old white male under the rich and powerful, then yes. All races, ages, and creeds are represented in the working class, and all suffer because of it.

Just because one group has it worse, doesn't mean the other group has nothing to complain about.

I still can't believe how many stories came out in a month's time. It changed culture forever. Good on all victims for having the courage to speak out. They deserve this honor.

It almost seems like there was someone powerful behind the scenes who was bent on taking Weinstein down; which then gave the victims courage to speak up and the movement snowballed from there.

It makes me wonder how many stories are out there where vulnerable people are abused and some how there is no justice meted because of either the corrupt court system or a biased media or threat of job loss etc.

I mean, he was #2 on the list...

He certainly is #2

Textbooks?! There will be degree courses covering nothing but this shitty, horrible, awful, ridiculous fucking year.

"Welcome to the Department of 2017 Studies. The Professor of August will see you now."


Just in case you didn't get it.

And maybe because I also really wanted to say it.

Definitely, progress marches ever forward. A couple years ago the rights of lgbt 🏳️‍🌈’s were recognized and now it’s the injustice against women. It makes you wonder what’s next.

I can't think of a better pick for this year either.

The more stories of people coming forward, the more strength it will give to those who have been hurt in the past.

Amazing choice. Wonder how Trump feels now after his bullshit tweets.

Unfortunately for you it seems this includes any person regardless of gender who has been sexually harassed or assaulted.

They should have had Kesha instead of Swift on the cover...

No it's not. Racists say "x race is good/bad because of their skin colour!". It's not racist to say that black Americans have a higher rate of crime; it's racist to ascribe that to their genetics. It's completely sensible to notice that white people generally have a lot of advantages in society, and to want to even the playing field, so long as you don't believe that this is the case because white people are inherently better or worse than other races, or that this means that every white person is advantaged and privileged.

Uhg. Try being in your mid 30's, person, not married, no kids. People literally start asking you "so what's wrong with YOU?".

I thought it was #2 in the popular vote. I guess both are applicable

It's not like 2017 is that bad compared to years past. I doubt that people will look back and consider 2017 to be anywhere near as bad as 1929 (Wall Street crash), 1942 (Midst of WWII), or 1963 (Vietnam war/JFK assassination).

Hoping Mueller will have earned this title next year

I’m jealous of the future children who will get to crack their history textbooks open to 2017.

And Anthony Rapp for calling out Spacey.

“#MeToo” Movement


Sure why not, crazier things have happened. Although I personally hope for the public realization that the elites, those rich and powerful use the drug war, racism, religious and political conflict to divide us.