‘The Silence Breakers’ named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

'The Silence Breakers' are Time's Person of the Year for 2017 (Time Photo)
'The Silence Breakers' are Time's Person of the Year for 2017 (Time Photo)

NEW YORK (AP/NBC) — ‘The Silence Breakers’ — those who brought sexual harassment to the forefront this year — has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

In the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other men, millions have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted.

The announcement was made Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, where longtime host Matt Lauer was recently fired amid harassment allegations. The cover features actress and Harvey Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift who won $1 in a groping case against a DJ, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, activist Adama Iwu, Isabella Pascual (a strawberry picker from Mexico who asked to use a pseudonym) and the arm of a woman who is not fully in the picture.

“This moment is borne of a very real and potent sense of unrest,” the Time article reads. “Yet it doesn’t have a leader, or a single, unifying tenet. 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 article also features portraits and other women’s and men’s stories of harassment.

Other finalists included President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.