The magazine has recognised all the women who have started a social movement for change as their Person of the Year
07 Diciembre 2017 13:11
Time magazine has named ‘The Silence Breakers,’ representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its 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.
‘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, Edward Felsenthal, announced the pick Wednesday morning on NBC's Today programme. ‘It became a hashtag, a movement, a reckoning,’ Felsenthal wrote in an explanation published on Time's website. ‘But it began, as great social change nearly always does, with individual acts of courage.’