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“The Silence Breakers” launched the Sexual Harassment Movement & they are TIME’s 2017 “Person of the Year”



"The Silence Breakers" who made public Sexual Harassment claims named as TIME's 2017 "Person of the Year" - BellaNaija“The Silence Breakers,” the people who spoke out after suffering sexual abuse and harassment, have been named as TIME’s 2017 “Person of the Year.”

The decision was revealed, along with the magazine’s cover, by TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal on Wednesday on TODAY.

“The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover … along with those of hundreds of others, and of many men as well, have unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s,” Felsenthal said.

The cover features Taylor Swift, actress Ashley Judd, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, and a woman whose face cannot be seen.

The women, and men, made revelations that caused a ripple in several industries, including Hollywood, music, and tech.

Harvey WeinsteinKevin Spacey, journalist Charlie Rose, comedian Louis CK, are just some of the high profile people who have been implicated in the sexual harassment and abuse claims.

Donald Trump, who had earlier claimed he “took a pass” on being named “Person of the Year” took second place, with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, all featured on the shortlist released on Tuesday, rounding up the top 6.


  1. A Real Nigerian

    December 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    This is a nice gesture. Hopefully more women will begin to call out abusers and stand up to abuse in the near future. I pray this somehow inspires Nigerian women to stop treating men like deities and put them in their rightful place which is at the same level with women.
    Men are in trouble!!

  2. Deleke

    December 6, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Wondering when this train will make a stop in Nigeria, so that these so called Men in Nigeria will be outted too

  3. Lilo

    December 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    As long as Time person of the year is not Trump …I’m good

  4. Blessing

    December 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Yes, Nigerian women, your silence on this issue is deafening.

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