Time magazine stands with the #MeToo movement.
After much speculation over who Time magazine would choose as their "Person of the Year," with candidates like Colin Kaepernick and (shudder) Donald Trump rumored to be the front runners, the vaunted publication instead chose to go with the women most notably involved in the #MeToo movement that helped out some of the most prolific sexual harassers in show business.
Take, for example, the story of Ashley Judd, a well-known actress whose run-in with Harvey Weinstein scarred her from the moment she left his hotel room. "I started talking about Harvey the minute that it happened," Judd said. "Literally, I exited that hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel in 1997 and came straight downstairs to the lobby, where my dad was waiting for me, because he happened to be in Los Angeles from Kentucky, visiting me on the set. And he could tell by my face—to use his words—that something devastating had happened to me. I told him. I told everyone."
The piece doesn't just detail the horrific experiences of celebrities alone, but paints the experience as an all-encompassing one for women. Juana Melara, a female hotel housekeeper who held down that job for decades, "says she and her fellow housekeepers didn't complain about guests who exposed themselves or masturbated in front of them for fear of losing the paycheck they needed to support their families." It's a harrowing, but ultimately moving and poignant read, which you can find in its entirety here.
You can also see some of the excerpts, in the form of Instagram photo captions, as posted by Time's official account below.