‘Time’ mag­a­zine names ‘si­lence break­ers’ as per­son of the year

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‘Time’ mag­a­zine has named “si­lence break­ers” and the so­cial move­ment aimed at rais­ing aware­ness about sex­ual ha­rass­ment and as­sault as the most in­flu­en­tial “per­son” in 2017.

‘Time’ mag­a­zine said: “For giv­ing voice to open se­crets, for mov­ing whis­per net­works onto so­cial net­works, for push­ing us all to stop ac­cept­ing the un­ac­cept­able, the Si­lence Break­ers are the 2017 Per­son of the Year”.

“This is the fastest mov­ing so­cial change we’ve seen in decades, and it be­gan with in­di­vid­ual acts of courage by hun­dreds of women – and some men, too – who came for­ward to tell their own sto­ries,” Time ed­i­tor-in-chief Ed­ward Felsen­thal told NBC’s “To­day” pro­gramme, re­fer­ring to them as “the si­lence break­ers.” – Agen­cies

Time Per­son of the Year 2017 cover

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