I know what it feels like to have to deal with shame that’s not yours. It is the single most burdensome thing imaginable. Thinking that the way you were made to feel was your fault is quite distressing to say the least. Navigating one’s way out of an abusive situation and then being stuck in a maze of processing what happened is painful and exhausting. I do not, to this day and perhaps never will feel comfortable discussing details of my experiences with abusive and predatory men who I hung out with regardless of their behavior. Being part of a culture that falsely balances the blame between the abuser and the victim is one of the reasons that victims do not realize that they had no role to play in their own abuse. On top of that, the existence of power imbalance between the abuser and the abused makes it almost impossible for the victim to stand up especially while it’s all happening. Which is exactly why we needed these recent events to take place. The masses of women and a handful of men who broke the silence gave a voice to millions who are not at the liberty to stand up for themselves. It’s not just “women in Hollywood” that deal with predatory men. It’s not just “women” either. Again, speaking from experience. Something is instilled in men from a very young age. The blueprint that’s laid out on which we raise our sons (different to our daughters) needs to be scrapped. A social reboot might be our only option. Because this isn’t enough. I could not admire the courage of women more for risking everything by telling their stories. But this isn’t the end. What’s next is even more difficult. I do not take this great first step for granted whatsoever. But this indeed is the first step. @time Person of the Year. #metoo #thesilencebreakers #timemagazinepersonoftheyear #time #feminism #sexualabuse #menwillbemen #harveyweinstein
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9/9 Taylor via Time Magazine in #thesilencebreakers @taylorswift @taylornation #taylorswift #swifties
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8/9 Taylor via Time Magazine in #thesilencebreakers @taylorswift @taylornation #taylorswift #swifties
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Bravo! #Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017. Photographs and cover composite by Billy & Hells for TIME; animation by @brobeldesign. #TIMEPOY
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Lindsay Meyer, an entrepreneur in San Francisco, said Mr. Caldbeck put $25,000 of his own money into her fitness start-up in 2015. That gave Mr. Caldbeck reason to constantly text her; in those messages, reviewed by The Times, he asked if she was attracted to him and why she would rather be with her boyfriend than him. At times, he groped and kissed her, she said. “I felt like I had to tolerate it because this is the cost of being a nonwhite female founder,” said Ms. Meyer, who is Asian-American. But even after she reached out to a mentor, who alerted one of Binary’s investors, Legacy Venture, to Mr. Caldbeck’s actions, little changed. Legacy went on to invest in Binary’s new fund. Binary and Mr. Caldbeck declined to comment. “We failed to follow up on information about Mr. Caldbeck’s personal behavior,” Legacy said in a statement. “We regret this oversight and are determined to do better.” (Source: Time Magazine , New York Times) -Victoria 🌹 #poc #woc #sexualharassment #thesilencebreakers #timemagazine #TIMEPOY #investor
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ @terrycrews has a piece of advice for men: “Until men stand up and say this harassment, this abuse, these assaults are wrong, nothing will change.” TIME recognized Crews by naming him one of the Silence Breakers, TIME’s Person of the Year, for speaking out about sexual assault and harassment. Read the full story on TIME.com. Video by @spencerbakalar, @juliamarielull and @dianetsai_ #TIMEPOY #terrycrews #thesilencebreakers #sexualassault #sexualharassment #poc #blackmen
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Adama Iwu, a corporate lobbyist in San Francisco, organized 147 women to sign an open letter exposing harassment in California government. When she told people about the campaign, she says they were wary. "Are you sure you want to do this? This is your career." they warned her. "Remember Anita Hill.” This campaign led to a state-senate investigation. TIME recognized Iwu by naming her one of the Silence Breakers, TIME’s Person of the Year, for speaking out about sexual assault and harassment. Read the full story on TIME.com. Video by @spencerbakalar, @juliamarielull and @dianetsai_ #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreakers #woc #blackwomen #sexualassault #consent #government
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Seven current and former employees of New York City's Plaza Hotel—from left: Veronica Owusu, Gabrielle Eubank, Crystal Washington, Dana Lewis, Paige Rodriguez, Sergeline Bernadeau and Kristina Antonova—filed a suit against the hotel for “normalizing and trivializing sexual assault” among employees there. "I am a single mother. I have an 11-year-old daughter, and she’s depending on me,” says Lewis, who still works at the hotel to make ends meet. “My entire life revolves around her. I wasn’t really left with the option of leaving. I’m not left with the option of giving up. I want to show her that it’s O.K. to stand up for yourself. If you keep fighting, eventually you’ll see the sun on the other side." (Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Plaza, said it takes remedial action against harassment when warranted.) The Plaza Hotel Plaintiffs are among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #poc #sexualassault #woc #sexualharassment #thesilencebreakers #newyork #timemagazine
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While we get ready to rock it out at our fundraiser this Thursday, we’re inspired by the powerful speech @Madonna gave this time last year being honored for @Billboard’s women in music. Watch the whole speech on our Facebook page. #Music #Love #Women #SpeakUpBeHeard
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Hotel guests have propositioned and exposed themselves to Juana Melara while she was working. “One time when I was cleaning, a guest asked me if I knew how to massage. I said, ‘No, I don’t even do it to my husband.’ The way he was looking at me wasn’t friendly. I rushed to finish the room as fast as I could and get out of there. It’s crazy that people think that if they pay for the room, they are paying for sexual service.” (The hotel declined to comment.) Melara is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreakers #woc #sexualassault #sexualharassment #timemagazine #2017
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