After announcing its list of finalists on Monday — which included President Trump (last year’s winner), football player-turned-social justice activist Colin Kaepernick, and murderous dictator Kim Jung-un — TIME revealed on Wednesday its 2017 Person of the Year, and it’s not a singular person or even exactly a group of specific people. The real winner is arguably a movement: #MeToo.
TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal announced the selection on “TODAY” on Wednesday and unveiled the new cover, which features both famous and not-so-famous women the magazine describes as “The Silence Breakers,” including actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, lobbyist Adama Iwu, and Isabel Pascual. The cover also features a woman whose face cannot be seen:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 6, 2017
These “silence breakers,” as TODAY puts it, “set off a national reckoning over the prevalence of sexual harassment.”
“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,” said Felsenthal in a statement.
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