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Time Person of the Year is the annual issue of the United States based news magazine, TIME. It features and presents a person, an idea, or a group who has done the good deed to influence the events of the year.
For the year 2017, Time Person of the Year include celebrities like Taylor Swift and Ashley Judd. The issue that has been covered this year is against the sexual harassment. The theme of 2017’s issue is “The Silence Breakers” – the thousands of people all over the world who confronted about the experiences of sexual harassment and assault.
Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb made an announcement on Wednesday morning, 6th Dec 2017.
The runners-up for this year Time Person of the Year includes Trump (#2), and the president of China: Xi Jinping (#3). An American actress and political activist Ashley Judd, shared the story of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein. She can be seen on the cover alongside the Taylor Swift, who strongly sued a radio DJ that groped her.
Let’s have a look at the story behind these Silence Breakers.
Judd says, “I began speaking about the Harvey the moment that it happened.” She added, “I immediately left the hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel in 1997 and headed straight at the basement. ” She has been confronting about this incident to everyone. But then Weinstein denies the fact.
The act of Weinstein was the open secret in Hollywood, Judd said. It is just after the #Metoo hashtag by different celebrities, the harassment case became stronger.
Taylor Swift also confronted incident with David Mueller. After she complained about the incident that he had reached under her skirt and groped her butt during an event, Mueller was and then fired; in the response, he accused her millions in damages. In return, Swift counter-sued for a symbolic 1 USD and then won.
These were some bold personalities who were brave enough to come up against the darkness they faced.
But if we gaze deeply on the lower right-hand corner of the cover, only an arm, cropped at the shoulder can be seen.
It is the hand of an undisclosed young hospital worker from Texas – a victim of similar sexual harassment who fears to disclose her identity with friends and family.
Her appearance is the symbol of monotony and solidarity.
Along with Judd, Swift and the anonymous sixth woman is photographed in the group of lobbyist Adama Jwu, Uber engineer Susan Fowler, and Isabel Pascual, who is a strawberry picker whose name was renamed to protect her identity.
So did Ashley Judd: