"The Silence Breakers" are Time magazine's Person of the Year 2017

07 December, 2017, 03:28 | Author: Laverne Higgins

And TIME magazine has acknowledged those countless victims this year by conferring the title to the "The Silence Breakers".

"The reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight".

How does Time choose its Person of the Year?

Also nominated were the Dreamers - a group of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children who face fears of deportation under President Trump's administration.

TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal unveiled the cover of the magazine's 91st edition on Wednesday on the Today Show.

The article also highlights Tarana Burke, who founded the #MeToo movement more than 10 years ago to highlight the stories of underprivileged people of color affected by sexual abuse.

From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey, several high-profile individuals have lost their job after cases of sexual harassment were reported against them. "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write "me too" as a reply to this tweet", she wrote. When she woke up the next day, more than 30,000 people had used #metoo, according to Time.

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The #MeToo movement - People have shared their stories of sexual harassment and assault after the allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein and other males in Hollywood.

What are your thoughts on this cover and TIME's choice of Person of the Year 2017? The ride-hailing company launched an investigation afterward and fired 20 employees based on its findings. Her testimony was widely covered.

US President Donald Trump - who won the 2016 award following his shock election victory over Hillary Clinton - is also cited as a source of inspiration for women to speak out, after he entered the White House despite a recording of him boasting of grabbing women by the p**** being made public just weeks prior.

Isabel Pascual, a woman from Mexico who picks strawberries for a living, (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) was stalked and harassed and threatened that her children will be harmed if she spoke out - but she did so, nonetheless.

CEO Jeff Bezos, Internet-muzzling Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and last year's victor, noted Twitter user Donald Trump, a movement defined by a hashtag has emerged as Time Magazine's 2017 Person of the Year.

The US President tweeted last month that he "took a pass" on the offer of doing a photo shoot and interview for Time. Time called that account false.

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