#MeToo: 2017 TIME’s Person Of The Year are ‘The Silence Breakers’

In these final months of 2017, Hollywood and the rest of the world has witnessed change. What started as one single story blossomed into a movement which is ongoing. People becoming accused of sexual assault and harassment is growing by the day and it all dates back to the beginning of the #MeToo campaign. In result of these past few months, TIME Magazine has officially named their Person of The Year as “The Silence Breakers” referring to those who have initiated the conversation about sexual assault in Hollywood and on.

Edward Felsenthal, TIME’s editor in chief, said in an interview with “The Today Show” on Wednesday that #MeToo is “fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades, and it began with individual acts of courage by women and some men too.”

Back in October, news broke in The New York Times and The New Yorker that the big time Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein was being accused of decades worth of sexual harassment which sparked the list of women coming forward against multiple different men in Hollywood.

A joint interview between Tarana Burke, the creator of the Me Too movement and actress Alyssa Milano, who helped promote it recently by reigniting #MeToo by one tweet.


“I’ve been saying from the beginning that it’s not just a moment, it’s a movement,” Ms. Burke said. “I think now the work really begins. The hashtag is a declaration. But now we’re poised to really stand up and do the work.”

Ms. Milano agreed and joined in, saying what she believes should happen next in result of this.

“I want companies to take on a code of conduct, I want companies to hire more women, I want to teach our children better,” she said. “These are all things that we have to set in motion, and as women we have to support each other and stand together and say that’s it, we’re done, no more.”

Even though this chain reaction of women coming forward started months ago, men are still being accused and getting consequences due to it. As of last week, Matt Lauer, NBC’s resident anchor that has served for the network for decades, has been fired due to multiple women coming forward to speak out against Lauer and his presumable actions.

TIME had a runner-up for 2017’s Person of The Year and it was no other than Donald J. Trump. Trump was accused by more than 10 women during his presidential campaign of sexual misconduct from unwanted touching to sexual assault.

Due to not being picked, Trump tweeted about TIME by saying, “Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!” TIME quickly released a statement saying Mr. Trump was incorrect.

The problem without a name is finally getting light again and this is a positive change within Hollywood. The women and men who have come forward against these lewd acts are all exceptionally brave. For TIME to name “The Silence Breakers” as their “Person of The Year” solidifies the impact these individuals have made this year. A national conversation has only just begun and it is nowhere near over.

About Zoe Garden

Hello! My name is Zoe Garden. I am a big reader and will read anything pop culture, world related or the new popular fictional book. I love anything and everything about Pop Culture and can always fill you in about what is currently being talked about.

Have a tip we should know? tips@rhd.news

Most Read

  1. ARTS
    With a Vengeance and no Apologies, Art Basel Miami Beach Has Returned
    8 months ago
  2. Food
    Is Faux Turkey Finally Vegan-Approved for Thanksgiving?
    9 months ago
  3. News
    Pandora Papers Financial Leak Shows Us the Secrets of the World’s Rich and Powerful
    10 months ago
  4. Health
    US Supreme Court Rejects J & J TALC Cancer Case Appeal
    1 year ago
  5. Lifestyle
    9 Habits that Drain your Daily Focus and How to Avoid Them
    1 year ago
    Women’s Demand for Shapewear – the big Trends
    1 year ago
    Valentino Launches its Cosmetics Line
    1 year ago
  8. Business
    McDonald’s Sales Increase Amid COVID Restrictions
    1 year ago
  9. Health
    US Promises to Share 60 million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines
    1 year ago
  10. coronavirus
    UK Offers Aid Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases in India
    1 year ago
  11. Entertainment
    Nomadland Director Chloé Zhao, Wins the Best Director in 2021 Oscar
    1 year ago
    Russia ‘plans to take southern Ukraine’ in the Ukraine war
    4 months ago
    Girls’ schools in Afghanistan ordered shut just hours after reopening
    5 months ago
    Ukraine: Surrogate mothers and parents face impossible choices
    5 months ago
    Two women killed in Malmö ‘violence’ at a Swedish school
    5 months ago
    Anonymous: How Hackers are Attempting to Destabilize Putin
    5 months ago
    Boris Johnson Sparks Outrage Comparing the Ukraine conflict to Brexit
    5 months ago
    The Big Talk: War crimes and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
    5 months ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: