The #MeToo Movement is named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

The brave 'Silence Breakers' land magazine's highest honor

The brave 'Silence Breakers' land magazine's highest honor

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Time magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” as their Person of the Year for 2017.

“The Silence Breakers” represent the people who have come forward and shared their stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment, prompting the #MeToo movement and a global discussion of sexual misconduct.

“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.”

The #MeToo movement inspired millions of women to come forward and tell their stories as well, detailing the everyday struggle faced by so many women in a culture steeped in normalizing sexual harassment.

The movement comes in the wake of so many big names in entertainment and other industries losing their jobs and their good names as people come forward. Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer are just a couple of the icons being toppled, and the movement isn’t likely to stop anytime soon.

President Donald Trump came in second place, with Chinese President Xi Jinping in third.

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