Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Time Magazine Names #MeToo 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Time Magazine Names #MeToo 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

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New York * The "Silence Breakers" those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports. Time praised those who have given "voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable." The magazine's cover features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler and others who say they have been harassed.

Time's announcement was made Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show, where host Matt Lauer was fired last week amid harassment allegations.

Women who spoke out, initially against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and then others, helped to spawn the #MeToo movement, with millions of people telling stories of sexual misconduct on social media.

The tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts began after actress-activist Alyssa Milano acted on a suggestion from a friend of a friend on Facebook and tweeted: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet. …

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