TIME Magazine’s 2017 ‘Person Of The Year’ Goes To Survivors Of Sexual Assault
has crowned ‘The Silence Breakers’—women who activated the ‘#MeToo’ national outcry over sexual harassment—as its 2017 ‘Person of the Year’.
Edward Felsenthal revealed the cover, which features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler.
“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,” Felsenthal explained.
‘#MeToo’ creator Tarana Burke
also appeared on the Today
show to discuss about the cover. Her hashtag went viral after Alyssa Milano shared it a few months back.
“I could never
imagine this,” Burke said. “I could never have envisioned something that would change the world. I was trying to change my community. I’ve been saying from the beginning, it’s not just a moment, it’s a movement. And movements build over time and they’re strategic,” she said. “Now the work really begins. The hashtag is a declaration but now we’re poised to really stand up and do the work.”
The shortlist includes Wonder Woman
director Patty Jenkins, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who launched a national protest against racism and police brutality.
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