‘The Silence Breakers’ Named Time’s Person Of The Year
Time Magazine named “The Silence Breakers” behind the #MeToo movement its Person of the Year on Wednesday.
“Thank you EVERYONE!! Especially all of you who rang the alarm when you thought I wasn’t being acknowledged. I couldn’t say anything!! I’m sorry. But I felt every bit of the love. Now the work REALLY begins,” #MeToo founder Tarana Burke wrote on Twitter.
The #MeToo campaign began after Harvey Weinstein’s years of reported sexual harassment and assault became public, followed by similar sexual exploits by politicians and other Hollywood bigwigs.
“The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover … along with those of hundreds of others, and of many men as well, have unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post.
Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Taylor Swift and Isabel Pascual also graced the cover of Time’s “Silence Breakers.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 6, 2017
The magazine’s shortlist, announced announced on NBC’s “Today Show” on Monday, included President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Colin Kaepernick, and former FBI director Robert Mueller.
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