Beating Donald Trump to Time magazine Person of the Year is just the start
’ll be honest: it feels good to be one of the women who have beaten a misogynist such as Donald Trump to the title of Time magazine’s Person of the Year. It’s great to get the better of him, given his desire for the award was so great that he used to display fake versions of it in his hotels.
I hope Time is right in its view that this year has “unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s”. But let’s not kid ourselves.
We still have a long way to go. I feel proud of everyone who decided to speak out this year. It has helped hold to account predators including Oscar-winning film producers and political heavyweights.
While justice is important, lasting change requires more. I started speaking out on the practical solutions needed to tackle sexual harassment head on, along with other women in the Labour party, when I served on Labour’s national executive committee a few years ago.
Similar debates were going on in other political parties; Ali Goldsworthy and other Liberal Democrat women were incredibly brave, but for all their efforts, were largely ignored.
I pushed for the changes that I thought would have helped me. In politics – in all political parties – we need an independent agency we can report to, so we can do so without fear of retribution. Read More
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