Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Time magazine has named "The Silence Breakers" as its 2017 Person of the Year -- the women (and some men) who came forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault, forcing a nationwide reckoning.
The magazine calls them "the voices that launched a movement." Among them: Actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, whose stunning accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein helped lead to his downfall; activist Tarana Burke, the creator of the #MeToo movement; and Alyssa Milano, the actress who amplified it.
"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," Time's editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, said in a statement to "Today."
These "silence breakers" have forced a national reckoning on sexual harassment.
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