The Silence Breakers Are Time Magazine's Person Of The Year
Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement beats out Donald Trump.
Time Magazine has made the "anti-harassment" movement, or what it calls "The Silence Breakers" its Person of the Year for 2017.
The movement, which emerged with allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood luminaries, beat out Donald Trump. This is particularly appropriate as the latter has been accused of sexual misconduct on a number of occasions.
Time made the announcement today. It's cover will feature a composite group photo that includes actress Ashley Judd and singer Taylor Swift.
Time's cover story contains interviews of dozens of women and men who have experienced sexual harassment while working. These include celebrity and non-celebrity stories.
The non-celebrities covered by the story include Dana Lewis, one of the Plaza Hotel plaintiffs and an anonymous strawberry picker, who spoke of being stalked after speaking out against the harassment she was experiencing on the job.
The story also contains interviews involving actress Rose McGowan, journalist Megyn Kelly, and actor Terry Crews.
The movement has also been dubbed #MeToo, after the popular hashtag associated with the cause.
Previously, Donald Trump had claimed that Time had informed him that he was probably going to be given the title for a second consecutive year and that he was going to "take a pass". However, the magazine denied that it had been in touch with the president on the matter, adding that "Time does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6."
An editorial in Time explained that the decision to award Person of the Year to The Silence Breakers had to do with the "individual acts of courage" that linked high-profile actresses to unknown strawberry pickers.
The editorial proclaimed that, ""We are in the middle of the beginning of this upheaval."