Anti-Harassment Movement Is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2017

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Time Magazine has named the anti-harassment, what the magazine dubbed “the silence breakers” as its Person of the Year, 2017.  The movement, launched in the wake of sexual harassment and assault charges against producer Harvey Weinstein and other prominent men in Hollywood, is credited with fueling a moment of reckoning about the treatment of women in the workplace.

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Time made the announcement on Wednesday.

 

The movement, which has been dubbed #MeToo, due to the popular hashtag linked to the cause, beat out President Donald Trump for Time‘s most newsworthy title. Trump, who was Time‘s Person of the Year in 2016, had been named to the magazine’s shortlist of 2017 candidates. The President Trump lied that Time informed him that he was “probably” going to be given the annual title for the second year in a row but, via Twitter, The president he “took a pass” on the title, claiming that Time told him he’d have to do an interview and photo shoot. Time denied this, saying, with its own tweet: “The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. Time does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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