2017, like every other year has been very eventful in the political, entertainment, social, business and athletic fields. Year after year, people, individuals, objects and ideas that have done the most to influence the events of the previous year are honored by Time magazine, and this year is not any different.
This year’s choices, as announced by Time, as the people of the year, are the “The Silence Breakers”. A group of people who spoke out and shed more light on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and other works of life.
“The Silence Breakers” features women like Ashley Judd (one of the celebrities to speak up against Harvey Weinstein), Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler (An Uber engineer),Isabel Pascual (an agriculture worker), and Tranna Bruke ( Activist and founder of the viral #Metoo campaign, which has been used over 3 millon times on twitter).
“Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They’re svelte, glamorous, self-possessed. They wear dresses we can’t afford and live in houses we can only dream of. Yet it turns out that — in the most painful and personal ways — movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew.” Times Magazine.
After detailed investigations on multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault cases against Harvey Weinstein was published by the New York Times, and New Yorker, in October, multiple women in Hollywood began to come call out men and women who had harassed or assaulted them at a point in their career.
Others shortlisted for person of the year includes, president Donald Trump, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the Dreamers, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who launched a national protest against racism and police brutality, special prosecutor Robert Mueller, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.