The #metoo Movement Makes Time’s Shortlist For “Person Of The Year”

December 4, 2017 / Posted by:

The #metoo movement has found its way to Time Magazine’s shortlist for “person of the year”. This is probably the first time a # has made the list and I’m personally offended that #tooktotwitter is still lingering underused and unappreciated by anybody other than myself. But I guess I can’t make this #allaboutme.

According to Time:

The movement — which aims to shed light on the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault — took off after bombshell allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein and dozens of other male leaders in Hollywood, media, business and politics, fueling a moment of reckoning about the treatment of women in the workplace.

Time very slyly sandwiched #metoo on their shortlist between Colin Kaepernick and Robert Mueller and while they’ll never admit it publicly, I’ve got to assume this whole list is a long walk down a shady path leading directly to the White House. Yes, Trump is also on the shortlist, alongside all his favorite enemies! I see you Time Magazine, well played.

To give a movement the title of person of the year is a little weird. Especially since there are actual people behind the movement. The #metoo form on the movement recognized by Time is a different beast from the original movement which started 10 years ago by an actual person with an actual mouth with which to speak the actual words.

Time says (via Motto):

But while many credited Milano with launching the movement, it was actually started a decade ago by Tarana Burke. (Milano has attributed the movement to Burke on social media.) In 2007, Burke, who is a survivor of sexual violence herself, was working as an activist in Philadelphia with young women of color who had experienced sexual violence. She was looking for a way to let them know that they weren’t alone, so she told them: “Me too.”

Here’s Time Magazine’s full short list. The winner will be revealed on Today on Wednesday, December 6th. *SPOILER ALERT* It’s PROBABLY not going to be Trump.

Pic: Wenn.com

SHARE
Our commenting rules are pretty simple: If you make any overly offensive comment (racist, bigoted, etc..) or go way off topic when not in an Open Post, your comments will be deleted and you will be banned. If you see an offensive or spammy comment you think should be deleted, flag it for the mods and they'll be forever grateful and give you their first born (although, you probably don't want that).

src="https://c.statcounter.com/922697/0/f674ac4a/1/"
alt="drupal analytics" >