Person of the Year: Time honours abuse “silence breakers”

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Time magazine has named ‘the Silence Breakers’ — women and men who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment — as its ‘Person of the Year.’ The movement is most closely associated with the #MeToo hashtag which sprung up as allegations emerged against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But Time says the hashtag is ‘part of the picture, but not all of it”.’ … ‘This is the fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades,’ editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said. He told NBC’s Today programme that it ‘began with individual acts of courage by hundreds of women (and some men, too) who came forward to tell their own stories.’ The magazine illustrates the ubiquitous nature of sexual harassment by showcasing women from markedly different backgrounds on its cover.” (12/06/17)