Around the world in 2017, women and some men used the social media hashtag #MeToo to tell their stories of sexual abuse.
To ring in 2018, the creator of "Me Too" will press the button that releases the ball drop in Times Square in New York City.
Activist Tarana Burke first used "Me Too" in this way, back in 2006.
More than 10 years later, following the first media reports of sexual abuse by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, American actor Alyssa Milano wrote a message on Twitter. She asked her Twitter followers to write #MeToo if they had experienced sexual assault or harassment.
The tweet spread worldwide. A movement was born, one that has seen more people coming forward with their abuse experiences than ever before. Well-known and powerful men in Hollywood, politics, news media and other industries have been accused of sexual wrongdoing. Many have lost their jobs and ended their careers.
Milano was quick to give Burke credit for the phrase. And when Time magazine chose the sexual abuse "Silence Breakers" as its 2017 Person of the Year, Milano and Burke appeared together on American television.
Organizers of the Times Square New Year's Eve event say they chose Burke after looking at some of the year's major social and political changes.
In a statement, Burke said she was "delighted" to take part in the event. I think it's fitting to honor the Me Too movement as we close a historic year and set our intentions for 2018, Burke said.
The Times Square New Year's Eve party is the one of the oldest, biggest and most famous New Year's celebration in America. The first New Year's Eve celebration there took place in 1904. The owners of a building on Times Square held that first party on the roof of their building. Three years later, a New Year's ball joined the celebration.
I'm Ashley Thompson.
1.ring in 迎来
In 1962, snow caused the clock to ring in the New Year 10 minutes late.
2.sexual assault 性侵
"The only similarity would be that the rules, the laws about sexual assault, wouldn't apply to him, " Sloan says.
3.take part in 参加
Students should do surveys, visit museums, take part in charity work and hand in reports for teachers to decide on their marks.
4.take place 发生，进行
The same changes took place again and again.
5.Well-known and powerful men in Hollywood, politics, news media and other industries have been accused of sexual wrongdoing.
be accused of... 被控……
In 2007, Zoe’s Ark, a French charity, was accused of kidnapping more than 100 children from Chad and Sudan for adoption in France.
The operators were accused of profiting from adverts that made them money due to the popularity of infringing movies, music and software to which they were providing a gateway.
6.Milano was quick to give Burke credit for the phrase.
give credit for... 赞许，表扬，把……归功于
But the Congressional Budget Office would not give credit for these savings in any budget we presented.
Be supportive, give credit for good cooperative work and knowledge shared, and always celebrate team achievements.
为了辞旧迎新，“我也是”(“Me Too”)话题的发起者将按下按钮，在纽约时代广场上落下水晶球 。
活动家塔拉纳 布尔克(Tarana Burke)首次以这种方式使用“我也是”(“Me Too”)的话题是在2006年 。
十多年之后，继第一次出现有关好莱坞制作人哈维 温斯坦(Harvey Weinstein)的性虐报道后，美国演员艾莉莎 米兰诺(Alyssa Milano)在推特上发表了一则推文 。她请求自己的粉丝也发表#我也是的话题，如果他们曾经经历过性侵或性骚扰 。
这则推文在全球范围内转发传播 。继而衍生了一个运动，越来越多的人开始讲述自己遭受性虐的经历，人数超于以往 。很多有权势的好莱坞知名人士、政界人士、媒体以及其他行业的很多人士都被控有性侵行为 。很多人因此失去了工作，结束了职业生涯 。
米兰诺赞扬布尔克首先发起了这个话题 。而当《时代周刊》将性虐的“打破沉默者”作为2017年风云人物的关键词时，米兰诺和布尔克一同出现在电视机上 。
在一份声明中，布尔克表示，自己很“高兴”能参加这次活动 。我认为在我们辞旧迎新的时候向“我也是”运动致敬再合适不过了，布尔克如是说道 。
纽约新年前夕时代广场活动是美国最古老、最大型、最知名的跨年活动之一 。跨年活动最早起于1904年 。时代广场上的一位楼主在房顶上举办了第一次派对 。三年后，落下水晶球也成了跨年活动的一部分 。
艾希莉 汤普森(Ashley Thompson)为您播报 。