#MeToo- 'The Silence Breakers' are TIME's person of the year

#MeToo- 'The Silence Breakers' are TIME's person of the year

#MeToo- 'The Silence Breakers' are TIME's person of the year

This time, it's about the collective voices that have irrevocably changed our culture.

TIME in its article says, " The hashtag #MeToo (swiftly adapted into #BalanceTonPorc, #YoTambien, #Ana_kaman and many others), which to date has provided an umbrella of solidarity for millions of people to come forward with their stories, is part of the picture, but not all of it. The publication gave the title to the "The Silence Breakers" of the #MeToo movement for giving a voice to those who have been sexually harassed and assaulted. Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Uber engineer Susan Fowler, corporate lobbyist Adama Iwi, and Isabel Pascual, a strawberry picker from Mexico. This image represents the unnamed women and men who have come forward anonymously with their stories of sexual abuse.

Time magazine announced on Wednesday its selection of a diverse group of "Silence Breakers" - women and men whose recent public allegations of sexual misconduct across multiple industries have sparked a culture-wide re-evaluation of norms - as its 2017 Person of the Year.

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Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the cover on Wednesday morning's Today show, which features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler and a woman whose face is obscured, meant to represent the women who haven't yet come forward. What ensued next was a tidal wave of individuals who finally felt empowered enough to share their traumatic experiences and name their accusers. And he could tell by my face - to use his words - that something devastating had happened to me.

This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. "But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries". The courageous women and men who have come forward this year have all moved the needle in terms of letting people know that this abuse of power shouldn't be tolerated.

Whilst speaking to Buzzfeed News, Time National Correspondent Charlotte Alter went on to explain that, "a huge part of this story we're trying to tell here is that as much as the stigma around this has been removed this year because of the "Me Too" movement, it's still really hard for a lot of people to come forward". Hit the comments to discuss all your unfiltered thoughts and commentary.

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