‘The Silence Breaker’ Time’s Person of the Year 2017

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‘The Silence Breaker’ Time’s Person of the Year 2017
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The short list person number 2 who actually has quite the discouraging connection to person number one

http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2017-donald-trump-runner-up/

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Twitter Mocks Trump For Making it in Into Time Magazine as ‘One of the Accused’

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/twitter-mocks-trump-for-making-it-in-into...

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AVALANCHE: Democratic Senators Turn on Al Franken After Latest Allegations

https://www.mediaite.com/online/avalanche-dem-senators-call-on-al-franke...

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Marie Henein: Not a feminist, not a surprise

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/feminist-current/2016/04/marie-henein-no...

I can't think of any other female lawyers or ex-lawyers who have successfully defended a rapist in court with brutal tactics and gone on to be considered major feminist icons, so that checks out.

I shouldn't criticize though. The article makes very valid points that I agree with, particularly the below, and I hope they are remembered the next time it's relevant.

Within this framework, any woman who supports war or is a proud and successful capitalist is necessarily a feminist. In fact, feminism is not about shifting around various hierarchies in order to allow women to participate in the oppression of other women. If this were the case, a female brothel owner or trafficker who did a very good job of profiting from the exploitation of marginalized women and girls would be a feminist success story. Likewise, Margaret Thatcher, who royally screwed over the poor and working class during her reign, could be considered peak feminism.

That ain't it. Feminism is not about the ability for a few individual women to access wealth and power, at the expense of more marginalized women (or at the expense of women, as a whole).

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Chandra Levy

That name keeps cropping up in relation to this disgraced politician

 

 

What gives?

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/06/john-conyers-legacy-resignation-scandal-2017-216017

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There is a pattern to Franken’s behaviour

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Why it’s time to get rid of Time’s Person of the Year

I don't entirely agree that it should be "Time's Movement of the Year" either.  But if Time insists on awarding Person of the Year to inanimate objects, vague groups, and concepts, I do have to wonder why "Air" keeps losing out, year after year.

Is anyone going to say that 2017 (or any other year) would have been quite the same without Air??

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Doug Jones Is Just A Normal Polling Error Away From A Win In Alabama

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/doug-jones-is-just-a-normal-polling...

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Sarah Sanders said the 2016 election ended the debate about Trump's treatment of women. Not exactly.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/politics/trump-2016-sexual-assault-analysi...

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Probably trumped up charges against another one of those good Christian Republicans, eh!

http://www.businessinsider.com/trent-franks-freedom-caucus-resign-2017-12

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Probably trumped up charges against another one of those good Christian Republicans, eh!

http://www.businessinsider.com/trent-franks-freedom-caucus-resign-2017-12

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Maybe she has presidential aspirations but she needs Cory Booker on the ticket just to really piss off the sick racists, ie the Trump crowd,

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/07/kirsten-gillibrand-profile-feature-sexual-assault-2017-216053

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What a load of fucken garbage from another corporate media bs show!  people  have been marginalized abused raped killed and treated like shit basically for ever. And women men have been vocal about this for generations, and all this time the corporate media has said sweet shit fuck all! Oh but now All of a sudden because the media NOW wants to run stories on people coming forward about their abuse they endured, the attention is all on the victims bravery.  Here’s an idea, maybe if the corporate media actually did it’s fucken job that it’s supposed to do in the first place, and actually published the news that matters to the everyday person instead of focusing on sensationalism twisted propaganda bent with a perverted agenda, then maybe just maybe some of the predators out there preying on the vulnerable would think twice about the consequences of their actions! Times person of the year should actually be about the media’s sad sorry lame ass performance in reporting news events that really matter and the harm the media has caused by ignoring the predator/victims for generations! Time probably only picked this subject because they felt that they can make a better buck from it and a little more free publicity instead of picking Trump or Xi JinPing. If someone else’s face on the cover of time magazine can sell more copies and bring in more money, I wouldn’t be having this rant right now. 

Thanks Mr Magoo for the link. 

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This is indeed sad commentary! Maybe men should just shut the fuck up instead.

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What a load of fucken garbage from another corporate media bs show!  people  have been marginalized abused raped killed and treated like shit basically for ever. And women men have been vocal about this for generations, and all this time the corporate media has said sweet shit fuck all! Oh but now All of a sudden because the media NOW wants to run stories on people coming forward about their abuse they endured, the attention is all on the victims bravery.  Here’s an idea, maybe if the corporate media actually did it’s fucken job that it’s supposed to do in the first place, and actually published the news that matters to the everyday person instead of focusing on sensationalism twisted propaganda bent with a perverted agenda, then maybe just maybe some of the predators out there preying on the vulnerable would think twice about the consequences of their actions! Times person of the year should actually be about the media’s sad sorry lame ass performance in reporting news events that really matter and the harm the media has caused by ignoring the predator/victims for generations! Time probably only picked this subject because they felt that they can make a better buck from it and a little more free publicity instead of picking Trump or Xi JinPing. If someone else’s face on the cover of time magazine can sell more copies and bring in more money, I wouldn’t be having this rant right now. 

Thanks Mr Magoo for the link. 

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Don’t get me wrong North Report. It’s good that the corporate media is finally doing the right thing. With this subject now. But this is a problem that the media helped hide and in doing helped it continue for so long. This person of the year 2017 should have been person of the year 1950 something.  

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This is indeed sad commentary! Maybe men should just shut the fuck up instead.

careful North Report!!!!!How do you know that I, a male, wasn’t sexually abused molested when I was a young teen? Go back and check the cover picture of the Time magazine’s Person of the year and tell me if you see anyone there appearing to be male?

https://news.sky.com/story/former-child-actors-reveal-sexual-abuse-in-hollywood-11110821

 

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DUMB AND DUMBER

If Time Picked a Loser of the Year, It Would Be: The Idiot Sons

The weaponized counterpart to the Large Adult Son, the Idiot Son is the unsung loser of the 2017 news cycle—the oaf whose dumbassery just might bring down dear old dad.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/if-time-picked-loser-of-the-year-it-would-...

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Did Democrats Just Fall Into Roger Stone’s Trap?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-democrats-just-fall-into-roger-stones-...

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But how can thais be? After all, Franks is a good Christian who goes to church every Sunday.

Maybe there is a Bountiful, BC cult operating in the USA Government!

Female aides fretted Franks wanted to have sex to impregnate them

The congressman was seeking a pregnancy surrogate, and aides said he approached them for the assignment.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/08/trent-franks-sex-surrogacy-imp...

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This smells like BS as he actually never stopped going into the office, but his excuse this time is that it was another company office. WTF?

Andy Rubin has returned to his company weeks after he took leave amid allegations of inappropriate behavior

He’s back at Essential, his smartphone startup.

https://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=01000000MVTS

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Sounds like David Drummond has been at Alphabet too long

How CEO Sundar Pichai made the decision to fire James Damore was just as hard as Google’s all-hands meeting today will be

Pichai’s management team did not at first agree on what to do.

It’s a split reflected at the very top of Google’s owner, Alphabet, where its top lawyer, David Drummond, has been one of the most vocal advocates of free speech over the years. As an Alphabet exec, he was not part of Monday’s decision-making meeting.

https://www.recode.net/2017/8/10/16125452/google-sundar-pichai-fire-jame...

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