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.

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

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Danielle Young

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.