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Time's Person of the Year 2017 Are 'Silence Breakers' Like Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Taylor Swift & More

Time's Person of the Year 2017 Are 'Silence Breakers' Like Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Taylor Swift & More

Time has named the #MeToo movement, or “the silence breakers,” as their Person of the Year for 2017. The #MeToo movement is a social media movement that shows just how many people have been the victim of sexual misconduct.

The magazine writes, “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.”

Many are quoted in the article, including Ashley Judd, who spoke out about Harvey Weinstein, and Taylor Swift, who came forward about a DJ who groped her during a photo opp.

“I figured that if he would be brazen enough to assault me under these risky circumstances,” Taylor told the magazine, “imagine what he might do to a vulnerable, young artist if given the chance.”

“I started talking about Harvey the minute that it happened,” Ashley said. “Literally, I exited that hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel in 1997 and came straight downstairs to the lobby, where my dad was waiting for me, because he happened to be in Los Angeles from Kentucky, visiting me on the set. And he could tell by my face—to use his words—that something devastating had happened to me. I told him. I told everyone.”

For more from these brave women, visit Time.com.

See the shortlist of other candidates for Person of the Year.

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  • donnaeasty

    Phil Amber is a troll who constantly seeks out articles about Taylor just to vilify her.

  • donnaeasty

    Yes and Taylor gave Kesha 250.000 to help her fund her legal case against the man who raped her. Taylor also works with and has donated over a million dollars to the Joyful Heart foundation started by Mariska Hargitay. The fund supports victims of abuse and sexual assault. Just because Taylor doesn’t tweet doesn’t mean she isn’t doing a lot behind the scenes. So sick of others telling her how to act or speak. And Hollywood is a cesspool. They all except the victims covered up and protected these predators for over sixty years Meryl included.

  • donnaeasty

    Oh Amber you need to look into Katy Perry and all the nasty comments she makes about Britney Spears Mental Health. Katy is a bully and no one should defend her behavior. Katy supported the man that raped Kesha even saying Kesha lied but it is Taylor who you keep calling out funny isn’t it.

  • donnaeasty

    Strange I have followed her for years and have not heard her call herself a Feminist once. Yet she saying she is always preaching about it. It is easy to tweet and march but harder to do something to help others. Look into the Joyful Heart foundation and the work Taylor does to help victims. Lots of people with lots to say who know nothing about Taylor’s work to help others.

  • donnaeasty

    Her white supremacist fans are you kidding. A blogger with an axe to grind writes an totally untrue article and you take it as the truth. Wow just Wow.

  • Amber

    You’re a troll who constantly seeks out my comments in a discussion board. You can cool it with the casual condescendion. My comments were part of a running discussion in real-time. You’re coming in hours later and seeking out every comment I made just to try and come for me. Bye! ✌

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  • imsn

    people are out there saying it’s important to talk about sexual harassment and that we have to denounce it but when taylor swift opens her mouth to talk about it and share her awful experience with the world, people complain and say she uses her “whiteness” to victimize herself? wow y’all are such hypocrites

  • jh7058622

    You never heard her ho ra speach that Tori Kelly rolled her eyes at. Saying never let men take credit for your achievements I believe in women blah blah blah…

  • jh7058622

    Who said it wasn’t? You seem triggered by a buzz word but are taking my words out of context. Saying you denounce hate is a tangible diffrence to millions of people and her fans yet she refuses. She can act like a hero against Apple music and stand her ground but not denounce hate? You are delusional if you don’t see the hypocrisy.

  • jh7058622

    You seem to be the triggered Taylor fan who can’t take any critique of her whatsoever.

  • jh7058622

    Oh donnaesty still butt hurt that someone is calling out her bullshit.

  • jh7058622

    Yeah she’s really doing “behind the scenes” philanthropy on the cover of Time magazine… she can do this but not take a stand against other atrocities in the world because… why again?

  • MyName

    That’s one of those silly insults people like you throw around when someone presents the facts to you.

  • MyName

    I’ve never listened to even one song of hers. I don’t need musicians and actors speaking about political topics. If they do then fine because they are citizens like everyone else, no more and no less.
    However, she did do for what she’s being honored. I don’t see why the good she has done is supposed to be erased because of what you personally dislike about her.
    The entire thing isn’t about TS or any of the others. It’s about all of us. It’s about putting an end to an industry that has not only excused those like Roman Polanski but continued to support him and the rest.

  • MyName

    That and because the woman whose arm it is was afraid of losing her job and more if her face was shown. It does represent the faceless in this. And it shows there is still a long way to go even though this is a good start.

  • MyName

    They don’t look like victims. Would you rather them having worn bikinis for the photo? They are shown this way not to be objectified.

  • jh7058622

    You missed the point of my post. The one I was quoting was trying to paint her as an anonymous giver who doesn’t want recognition yet she is on the cover of Time doing just the opposite.

  • cafeast

    You are not an intelligent person.

  • MyName

    That’s a compliment coming from you. I am a very intelligent person according to accredited schools and IQ tests.
    If you were an intelligent person then you could carry on a discussion without the silly attempt at insulting another.

  • MyName

    She couldn’t remain anonymous in her own case. That doesn’t mean she has to shout anything about everything from every rooftop. I doubt you continuously speak about every moment of your life. Most don’t.

  • MyName

    That’s a compliment coming from you. I’m a highly intelligent person according to accredited schools and IQ tests.
    If you were an intelligent person then you could add to the discussion rather than just toss about silly insults.

  • cafeast

    If you reply to my comment by saying ‘should they have won bikinis instead’, then you are a fucking retard. I do not need to rejoice or reason with the inferiority of your circumstances. You are a waste.

    Take those iq results that you’ve collected from whatever imbecilic special person school you graduated from that constantly told you that you were ‘special’, and shove them up in your repulsive sjw ass.

    Better, dickswab?

    And they are being objectified.. They are objects to be used by feminazis who have nothing to do with gender equality. Look at their mother hen JK rowling and what she said about Johnny Depp.

  • MyName

    Okay, I get it. You’re a troll. Have fun playing your games of exchanging insults with others. I’d rather have discussions with people capable of expressing valid points rather than just childish name calling.

  • cafeast

    Ok, I get it. You are a cum stain. Do me a solid, keep me out of the suicide letter, you misogynistic piece of shit.

  • MyName

    Congrats on making my ignore list. I’m sure you’re on many of them. Practice having a civil conversation and others may begin to ignore you less.