The Silence Breakers Are TIME’s 2017 Person Of The Year

Every year, we look forward to seeing who Time will name as Person of the Year and why they chose that individual or group. Some years, it causes controversy, but this year's decision has us applauding. The decision to grant people who have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct with the accolade was announced on NBC’s Today show on 6th December morning. The movement of The Silence Breaker is most intently connected with the #MeToo hashtag which jumped up as allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Every year, we look forward to seeing who Time will name as Person of the Year and why they chose that individual or group. Some years, it causes controversy, but this year’s decision has us applauding. The decision to grant people who have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct with the accolade was announced on NBC’s Today show on 6th December morning. The movement of The Silence Breaker is most intently connected with the #MeToo hashtag which jumped up as allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Person of the year

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Every year, Time Magazine declares their decision in Person of the Year. The throwback to 2006 when we were ALL Person of the Year.

Trump was declined to be Person of the year

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We all knew that the potential list included individuals like Donald Trump, who broadly tweeted that he had “declined” to be named as Person of the Year.

‘The Silence Breakers’

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The magazine declared that this year, “The Silence Breakers” were being named as Person of the Year 2017. The cover highlights Adama Iwu, Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Isabel Pascual and Susan Fowler, yet the title also recognizes the #MeToo revolution that took on the social media this year and helped viral discussion surrounding sexual harassment and assault.

#MeToo campaign helped to point out many cases which weren’t solved.

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“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,” Time writes. Click on the next page to know more.

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