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Time names its Person of the Year: 'The Silence Breakers'

Time names its Person of the Year: 'The Silence Breakers'

Time magazine has named its Person of the Year for 2017. It's actually People of the Year: "The Silence Breakers.''


In a video posted on Twitter, Time called these people, mostly women, "The Voices that Launched a Movement.'' The video shows the faces of a number of people, including celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Terry Crews and Ashley Judd, who've spoken out against sexual abuse and harassment during 2017.

On its website, Time says: "The people who have broken their silence on sexual assault and harassment span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe. Their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results. For their influence on 2017, they are TIME's Person of the Year.''



The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/mLgNTveY9z pic.twitter.com/GBo9z57RVG


-- TIME (@TIME)
December 6, 2017

"Emboldened by Judd, Rose McGowan and a host of other prominent accusers, women everywhere have begun to speak out about the inappropriate, abusive and in some cases illegal behavior they've faced,'' Time writes on its website.



Find out why the Silence Breakers were chosen as TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/jOS7zksnw7


-- TIME (@TIME)
December 6, 2017

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