Time Magazine announces ‘The Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year

(WHDH) — Time Magazine announced “The Silence Breakers,” the voices that launched the #MeToo movement, as its Person of the Year Wednesday.

Many woman have come forward in recent months alleging that they were sexually harassed by powerful men in Hollywood and the media.

In explaining this year’s decision, Time’s editor said The Silence Breakers have, “unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960’s.”

Those in the running included President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Patty Jenkins, the director of “Wonder Woman.”

Also included was the Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

Trump was named Person of the Year in 2016 and came in second for Person of the Year in 2017.

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