Nice… especially as you could also see this as a nod to “*leakers*” in general…

Nice… especially as you could also see this as a nod to “*leakers*” in general…

This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries. Women have had it with bosses and co-workers who not only cross boundaries but don’t even seem to know that boundaries exist. They’ve had it with the fear of retaliation, of being blackballed, of being fired from a job they can’t afford to lose. They’ve had it with the code of going along to get along. They’ve had it with men who use their power to take what they want from women. These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: nearly every day, CEOs have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced. In some cases, criminal charges have been brought.

Emboldened by Judd, Rose McGowan and a host of other prominent accusers, women everywhere have begun to speak out about the inappropriate, abusive and in some cases illegal behavior they’ve faced. When multiple harassment claims bring down a charmer like former Today show host Matt Lauer, women who thought they had no recourse see a new, wide-open door. When a movie star says #MeToo, it becomes easier to believe the cook who’s been quietly enduring for years.

The women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe. They might labor in California fields, or behind the front desk at New York City’s regal Plaza Hotel, or in the European Parliament. They’re part of a movement that has no formal name. But now they have a voice.

TIME Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They’re svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can’t afford and live in houses we can only dream of. Yet it turns out that-in the most painful and personal ways-movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew.

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0 Responses to Nice… especially as you could also see this as a nod to “*leakers*” in general…

  1. Joseph Milan says:

    The males that seem to be thriving are Trump and Moore and Thomas.

    Let’s see what happens to Farenthold

  2. Isaac Kuo says:

    Uh, Trump and Moore aren’t thriving, their support numbers are in the pits. Moore might even lose what should be an overwhelming gimme. Not sure who “Thomas” is supposed to be.

    Don’t believe Republicans like Trump and Moore are magically immune to this wave of rage. Ailes and O’Reilly already got the boot, and Fox News still hasn’t recovered O’Reilly’s ratings.

    Make no mistake – Trump and Moore are holed up in little fortresses, and they can feel the pounding at the gates.

  3. I really like that the cover and the accompanying article include people who are and are not famous, an agricultural worker and an activist and actresses, not just famous actresses. Also that they included the originator of the hashtag. Well done.

  4. Cindy Brown says:

    Donna Buckles Yes, that impressed me too. It wasn’t all about the higher-status/wealthy/better known women, and it in fact pointed out how women with less “pull” are taken even less seriously.

  5. Joseph Milan says:

    Thomas is Clarence Thomas.

    You’re delusional, Isaac Kuo​​

    Trump is under zero threat for his attacks on women including alleged rape of a 13 year old.

    We’ll know more about Moore in less than a week. On the contrary, he should be in jail, not on the verge of being a Senator.

    That’s called ‘thriving.’

  6. I’m not an enormous fan of name calling.

  7. Joseph Milan says:

    And unlike the Republican abusers, Franken has yet to threaten any of his alleged victims’ livelihoods with whatever power he had attained at the time of his alleged deeds, the two most egregious being before he was a Senator.

    On the contrary, his accusers seem united in not insisting he step down. Perhaps they know the value of his votes better.

    The worst problem is that the Republicans are using it to mitigate the actions of Trump and Moore, as if they were equivalent.

    They’re not.

  8. Joseph Milan says:

    The only good news is Minnesota has a Democrat Governor

  9. Isaac Kuo says:

    Joseph Milan No, thriving would be if support for either didn’t take a massive hit. You’re obsessed with this idea that swing voters don’t exist and the only way for Democrats to ever win is if we magically convince Democrats to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars they don’t have to move to the exact places you believe are the places to move to in order for Democrats to win.

    But no. Swing voters do, indeed, exist. And these heavy poll shifts do translate into votes. And they do translate into Democrats getting elected. Look at what just happened in Virginia and other elections all across the country.

    But you’re too wedded to this idea that your one special strategy (that NO ONE else thinks is a good idea) is the only possible strategy for Democrats to ever win…you can’t even acknowledge the Democratic wave that has already swept Virginia.

    And if you think a Democratic wave election in 2018 isn’t a threat to Trump? Well, I don’t know what sort of reality you think you’re living in.

  10. Joseph Milan says:

    Virginia should be a clear Democrat State, but for Republican gerrymandering.

    I’m confident Virginia is shifting Blue.

    A greater number of more critical swing state voters are shifting Red.

  11. Joseph Milan says:

    There will be a wave in Blue States

  12. Isaac Kuo says:

    So, your claim is that there is NOT a Democratic wave building for 2018 in swing states? You disagree with all other analysis, including analysis by conservative analysts?

    You’re being obtuse and it feels purposeful.

  13. Joseph Milan says:

    I’ll be convinced when the following Democrat Senators retain their seats and the Republicans lose them: – 7 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

  14. Joseph Milan says:

    Furthermore, Democrats have a slight chance of taking the House only because of vulnerable Republican Reps in Blue States

  15. Isaac Kuo says:

    I’m not reading some random link without some explanation what the point is supposed to be.

    As for whatever it is exactly that you’re supposed to be convinced of, the time to act on an opening is before the elections, not after. You’ll always be behind history if you wait for it before you’re convinced there’s a chance.

    Your blind insistence that women’s rage at Trump and his ilk can’t possibly assist Democratic chances of electoral victory is making you part of the problem, not the solution. No, you insist, it’s only because Virginia is actually a blue state! No, you insist, the only reason the Democrats have a chance of taking the House is because of Republican representatives in blue states!

    Why? Why this stubborn insistence? Take a look at what successful political analysts do, such as Nate Silver’s 538. They don’t stubbornly insist they have the one and only truth. They admit they’re working with error bars and uncertainties. And they adapt and modify with newer circumstances and information.

  16. Isaac Kuo says:

    Again, not clicking on a link without something saying what the point is supposed to be.

  17. Of particular note is that Andrew Bolt ( will tell you all you need to know) has jumped on the “I believe women” bandwagon. Somewhat begrudgingly, and with a whole bunch of “not all men” caveats, but still: the fact that he’s seen fit to jump on that bandwagon strongly suggests that this is not simply some flash in the pan.

    That gives me hope.