Time magazine names #MeToo campaign pioneers as Person of the Year

This year, Time magazine decided to name its Person of the Year as the women who paved the way for the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment. After winning last year, US President Donald Trump was this year’s runner-up.
Photo credit: Time magazine/ Channel 2 News

Today (Wednesday), America’s Time magazine published its Person of the Year. This year, the magazine decided to paid tribute to the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment.

Ashley Judd, who triggered the campaign after going on record against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, is featured on the cover of the magazine along with four other women who shared their stories.  

Last year's winner Photo credit: Time magazine/ Channel 2 News

“The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover,” stated Time’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal. “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.” Following the numerous allegations against Weinstein, similar stories began to break out across the world.

Tarana Burke, a social activist who created the slogan many years ago, claimed that she never imagined that it would change the world. After winning last year, US President Donald Trump was this year’s runner-up. Among the other candidates were North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping.



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