“The Silence Breakers” are Time’s Person of the Year
It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and the #MeToo movement, which represents the people, mostly women, who have fueled a worldwide discussion about sexual harassment and assault.
— TIME (@TIME) December 6, 2017
“This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries,” Time’s story said.
“These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: nearly every day, CEOs have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced. In some cases, criminal charges have been brought.”
President Trump was the runner-up for Person of the Year. Chinese President Xi Jinping came in third.
Time’s editor-in-chief announced the pick Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Today.”