‘Time’ Picks ’Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year
They’ve earned it. Recognizing the wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men in business, politics and media, Time picked the women and men of the #MeToo movement as Person of the Year for 2017. Calling movement leaders such as Ashley Judd and founding activist Tarana Burke the “silence breakers,” it praised them for paving the way by talking openly about sexual assault. President Trump, himself accused of sexual misconduct, was named the runner-up after tweeting last month that he had pre-emptively turned down the honor.