The Silence Breakers Named Time’s Person of the Year for 2017

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First it was a story. Then a moment. Now, two months after women began to come forward in droves to accuse powerful men of sexual harassment and assault, it is a movement.

Time magazine has named “the silence breakers” its person of the year for 2017, referring to those women, and the global conversation they have started.

The magazine’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, said in an interview on the “Today” show on Wednesday that the #MeToo movement represented the “fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades, and it began with individual acts of courage by women and some men too.”

Investigations published in October by The New York Times and The New Yorker, both of them detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein, sparked the sudden rush of women coming forward.

In a joint interview after the choice was announced, Tarana Burke, who created the Me Too mantra years ago, and the actress Alyssa Milano, who helped promote it more recently, focused on what was still left to do.

“I’ve been saying from the beginning that it’s not just a moment, it’s a movement,” Ms. Burke said. “I think now the work really begins. The hashtag is a declaration. But now we’re poised to really stand up and do the work.”

Ms. Milano agreed, laying out her aspirations for the movement.

“I want companies to take on a code of conduct, I want companies to hire more women, I want to teach our children better,” she said. “These are all things that we have to set in motion, and as women we have to support each other and stand together and say that’s it, we’re done, no more.”

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Oh I thought it was some indie band nvm
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I don't like these gimmicky choices. This is like the time they chose "You". Terrible.

The Time Person of the Year should be one single identifiable person.
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(12-06-2017, 09:31 PM)Goosey Wrote: I don't like these gimmicky choices. This is like the time they chose "You". Terrible.

The Time Person of the Year should be one single identifiable person.


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Wow! Another thing taylor's good at: breaking down the barriers that women face when sexually abused by men.
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(12-11-2017, 12:53 AM)Bruddaman Wrote: Wow! Another thing taylor's good at: breaking down the barriers that women face when sexually abused by men.


this doesn't sound sarcastic enough
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(12-11-2017, 12:54 AM)Lex Wrote:
(12-11-2017, 12:53 AM)Bruddaman Wrote: Wow! Another thing taylor's good at: breaking down the barriers that women face when sexually abused by men.

this doesn't sound sarcastic enough


I wasn't being facetious.

Taylor swift aided an entire demographic of the american public.
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(12-11-2017, 12:58 AM)Bruddaman Wrote:
(12-11-2017, 12:54 AM)Lex Wrote: this doesn't sound sarcastic enough

I wasn't being facetious.

Taylor swift aided an entire demographic of the american public.


Better lmao
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(12-11-2017, 12:58 AM)Lex Wrote:
(12-11-2017, 12:58 AM)Bruddaman Wrote: I wasn't being facetious.

Taylor swift aided an entire demographic of the american public.

Better lmao


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Should be mentioned that Juanita Broaddrick was not included, even though I think that anyone who's speaking up about sexual assault committed by powerful figures is definitely #MeToo, as dubious as the movement is beginning to seem.
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