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"Silence Breakers" picked as Time magazine's Person of the Year

A little while ago, Donald Trump, who Time made Person Of The Year last year, tweeted that Time had offered to grant him the same honor again this year but that he'd have to sit for an interview and a photo shoot.

The magazine cover bears the phrase, "The Silence Breakers" and describes the women featured as "the voices that launched a movement". Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Uber engineer Susan Fowler, corporate lobbyist Adama Iwi, and Isabel Pascual, a strawberry picker from Mexico. There is also a person to the right of the cover whose face can not be seen.

The image is now a symbol of all the women and men out in the world who are unable to speak up about their experiences with sexual assault because it may negatively impact their lives.

In an year, which has seen incredible number of women and also men coming out and narrating incidents of sexual harassment in work places leading to high profile exits, the TIME magazine has given the 2017 Person of the Year to the "The Silence Breakers".

Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the cover on Wednesday morning's Today show, which features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler and a woman whose face is obscured, meant to represent the women who haven't yet come forward.

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The allegations against the disgraced Hollywood producer prompted the #MeToo movement, which encouraged others to share their experiences on social media.

Over the course of the conversation around sexual harassment and assault, accusations of sexual harassment and assault also emerged against many other well-known names such as actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Louis CK.

This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. "But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries", stated the TIME article.

It was the 91 {+s} t year that the magazine has recognized the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year.

Charlotte Alter, Time's national correspondent explained how it is the elbow of a hospital worker who came to the publication about her story of sexual abuse but doesn't wish to identify herself in publicly.