Evgeniya Porechenskaya

Sexuality in Conversation

#MeToo and the Risk of Glamorizing Sexual Assault

The theme of Time magazine's Person of the Year issue was perhaps an unexpected choice, but most have lauded it as inspirational. Titled “The Silence Breakers,” this year’s issue spotlights women who have spoken out against sexual harassment. The cover features Taylor Swift, Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu and Isabel Pascual, as well as the arm of a young hospital worker who preferred to remain anonymous, symbolizing countless victims who aren’t able to speak out due to fears of retribution. But as the #MeToo phenomenon brings forward more victims with harrowing accounts of harassment, are we accidentally heralding a different message about what it means to be a woman?

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