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TIME Names the 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers


Today, TIME, published by Time Inc., names "The Silence Breakers" the
2017 Person of the Year.

TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal writes, "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. Social media acted as a powerful
accelerant; the hashtag #MeToo has now been used millions of times in at
least 85 countries…. The roots of TIME's annual franchise—singling out
the person or persons who most influenced the events of the year—lie in
the so-called great man theory of history, a phrasing that sounds
particularly anachronistic at this moment. But the idea that
influential, inspirational individuals shape the world could not be more
apt this year…. For giving voice to open secrets, for moving whisper
networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the
unacceptable, The Silence Breakers are the 2017 Person of the Year."

See the cover:

From the cover story, TIME's Stephanie Zacharek, Eliana Dockterman and
Haley Sweetland Edwards write, "The reckoning appears to have sprung up
overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades,
centuries. Women have had it with bosses and coworkers who not only
cross boundaries but don't even seem to know that boundaries exist….
These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering
strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective
anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: nearly every day, CEOs
have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced. In some cases,
criminal charges have been brought….Emboldened by Judd, Rose McGowan and
a host of other prominent accusers, women everywhere have begun to speak
out about the inappropriate, abusive and in some cases illegal behavior
they've faced."

Full cover story:
Felsenthal's essay on why TIME chose "The Silence Breakers":

Plus: TIME names the Person of the Year shortlist:

No. 2 – Donald Trump
3 – Xi Jinping
4 – Robert Mueller
5 – Kim Jong Un
6 – Colin Kaepernick
7 – Patty Jenkins

The December 18, 2017 Person of the Year issue of TIME goes on sale on
newsstands Friday, December 8.


Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading multi-platform consumer media company
that engages over 230 million consumers globally every month. The
company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS
as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands. Time Inc.
offers marketers a differentiated proposition in the marketplace by
combining its powerful brands, trusted content, audience scale, direct
relationships with consumers and unique first-party data. The company is
home to growing media platforms and extensions, including digital video,
OTT, television, licensing, international markets, paid products and
services and celebrated live events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE Most
Powerful Women, PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's
Sportsperson of the Year, the ESSENCE Festival and the FOOD & WINE
Classic in Aspen.

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