Judge of Characters: What Happens When You Silence the Silence Breakers?

Time magazine shocked us all when it named several women and men who spoke out against sexual assault as its Person of the Year. The editors labeled the brave souls “the Silence Breakers.” But in addition to noticing Taylor Swift on the cover, I couldn’t help seeing that the cover lacked Tarana Burke, the founder of the pivotal #MeToo movement, which urged women to tell their stories while ensuring that they weren’t alone.


I’d never place one woman’s story of sexual assault over the other, but Time missed the mark by not having Burke featured prominently. Her movement has helped shape the way in which women come forward.

Check out the video above to see why I’m mad. Spoiler alert: Rachel Dolezal gets mentioned. I’m sorry.

Pretty. Witty. Girly. Worldly. One who likes to party, but comes home early. I got stories to tell. Prince (yes, that Prince) called me excellence. Achievement unlocked.

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I’m questioning it! Can we PLEASE talk about Taylor’s ass NOT belonging on this cover??? He sued her. He broke the “silence”. She had nothing to do with it.

Lastly, why is no one talking about this was so obviously timed before her album years after he did it? Also what sort of sense does it make for him to try and sue her when he did it and they had photos. Y’all. This coming from the girl who lied to make herself more feminist in that Kanye situation. I mean. DAMN. This is why this #metoo version pushed by white women will fail. Not if. WHEN. Because self destruct. And they are willing to just forgive? Forget? I don’t know what to call it but just move on from lies and shit ass behavior and call people heros for getting sued? They will forgive these white men when the interest fits for them. Lena was the first wave. There will be more in some form or fashion.