Here are some of the highlights from The Washington Post’s coverage of the movement throughout the year, in roughly chronological order:
Taylor Swift’s legal battle
Swift is on the Time cover in connection to her legal battle with former radio DJ David Mueller, which took place before #MeToo became a household phrase. Swift said Mueller put his hand under her skirt while taking a photo with her at a 2013 backstage meet-and-greet, and he said he was fired after she reported the incident to his employer. As part of our coverage of Mueller’s suit against Swift and her countersuit back in August (the jury ruled for her), Lavanya Ramanathan wrote her perspective on why many women could relate to the singer’s blunt testimony: On the stand in her groping case, Taylor Swift was every woman. And that’s what’s so sad.
The Harvey Weinstein allegations
Tarana Burke, creator of the “Me Too” phrase
Roy Moore and others accused in politics …
… media/entertainment …
… and business
What happens when you report sexual harassment at work?
After interviews with eight women who reported sexual harassment at work, from an assembly-line worker to a prison guard, Jessica Contrera reported that “in many workplaces, the handling of these claims can be a hushed process, shrouded by confidentiality agreements and legal proceedings that can go on for years. … For many, the decision to report was as life-altering as the incident itself.” Read her story: They were sexually harassed at work. They reported it. Here’s what happened.
#MeToo in the restaurant industry
Not everyone felt the need to participate in #MeToo:
Some women had concerns about telling their stories in public, as chronicled in our stories by Ohlheiser and Lisa Bonos:
Let’s not forget…
While topics like sex slavery and rape amid war and genocide are not typically thought of when we think of the #MeToo movement, they are still sex-related crimes that affect millions around the world. Here is some of The Post’s coverage from 2017:
This post has been corrected to clarify that Tarana Burke wasn’t on the cover of Time but was recognized in the cover story.