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Time magazine names sexual abuse ‘Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year

6 December, 2017 2:06 PM
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“The Silence Breakers” designates a broad range of people from the first public accusers of Harvey Weinstein to those who shared their stories of abuse using #MeToo.

Time magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” who revealed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault across various industries that triggered a national reckoning in the United States as 2017 Person of the Year.

“The Silence Breakers” designates a broad range of people, mostly women, from first public accusers of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to those who shared their stories of abuse using the hashtag #MeToo and its foreign language equivalents.

President Donald Trump was runner-up of the prestigious ranking, ahead of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Also read: Trump calls sexual misconduct allegations ‘fabricated’

Source: thehindu.com

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