138 names shine in yellow on a recent Vox Instagram article, but the color begins to fade away as the true darkness of their actions is revealed. A closer inspection of the names brings familiarity – Nassar, Affleck, C.K., Trump, Weinstein – and it becomes clear this isn’t a list you would want to be on.
The names of high-ranking men who have been accused of sexual assault and harassment, in this time of reckoning, make up the body of this article. All their names are together in one place, and they all flicker in yellow before turning grey. I picked this story because you can’t look away.
The headline struck me: “138 power brokers have been accused of sexual misconduct since Bill O’Reilly was forced out at Fox News…” but the article’s visual elements made me stay.
The story includes quotes from victims, to show how these actions impacted their lives. I commend Anna North and the Vox team for compiling all the information on every high-profile person accused so far, including accused women, and continually updating the list. There are also separate sections for each industry. They include more than just the famous actors and directors, they make it a goal to hold all of the accused accountable.
The last two words of the headline, “So far”, show that this story is far from over.