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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:45 AM

The Silence Breakers are TIME's 2017 Person of the Year

Source: Today

TIME has named The Silence Breakers, the individuals who set off a national reckoning over the prevalence of sexual harassment, as its 2017 Person of the Year.

The magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the selection Wednesday on TODAY along with the cover, a composite group photo that includes actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler.



"The galvanizing actions of the women on our coveralong 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," Felsenthal said in a statement.

The Silence Breakers emerged amid burgeoning allegations of sexual misconduct and assault by film executive Harvey Weinstein. As his list of accusers swelled, so did the number of people who spoke up to expose dozens of other famous individuals in Hollywood, politics, journalism and other industries as sexual predators.

Read more: https://www.today.com/news/silence-breakers-are-time-s-2017-person-year-t119689



Excellent choice!

Link to Time's cover story: http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2017-silence-breakers/?xidhomepage

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demmiblue Dec 6 OP
LeftInTX Dec 6 #1
demmiblue Dec 6 #6
Pacifist Patriot Dec 6 #11
Auggie Dec 6 #2
SharonAnn Dec 6 #40
Auggie Dec 6 #44
rurallib Dec 6 #3
demmiblue Dec 6 #7
Achilleaze Dec 6 #12
George II Dec 6 #14
Fred Sanders Dec 6 #33
Chemisse Dec 6 #36
HelenWheels Dec 7 #47
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #4
lamp_shade Dec 6 #5
MyOwnPeace Dec 6 #8
Achilleaze Dec 6 #9
Pacifist Patriot Dec 6 #10
Oneironaut Dec 6 #13
BigmanPigman Dec 6 #15
oberliner Dec 6 #16
underpants Dec 6 #17
oasis Dec 6 #18
FailureToCommunicate Dec 6 #19
7962 Dec 6 #20
yallerdawg Dec 6 #21
mcar Dec 6 #22
Rene Dec 6 #23
Momgonepostal Dec 6 #25
Demit Dec 6 #26
electron_blue Dec 6 #27
Tree-Hugger Dec 6 #29
efhmc Dec 6 #32
RobinA Dec 6 #43
demmiblue Dec 6 #45
Chemisse Dec 6 #37
obamanut2012 Dec 7 #49
femmocrat Dec 6 #24
electron_blue Dec 6 #28
Honeycombe8 Dec 6 #30
Kimchijeon Dec 6 #31
Fred Sanders Dec 6 #34
MrScorpio Dec 6 #35
niyad Dec 6 #38
niyad Dec 6 #39
Lil Missy Dec 6 #41
RobinA Dec 6 #42
ailsagirl Dec 6 #46
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 7 #48
sheilahi Dec 7 #50
Ztolkins Dec 7 #51
Rene Dec 7 #52
rocktivity Dec 7 #53
plcdude Wednesday #55
BlancheSplanchnik Sunday #54

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:55 AM

1. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what I was hoping!!

Awesome cover!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:20 AM

6. I just scanned through the cover story...

It seems very comprehensive (I still need to thoroughly read the entire thing, though) and the pictures are absolutely stunning and powerful.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:29 AM

11. It is worth reading, and I recommend taking the time..

to click on the "more" on each photo.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:58 AM

2. Excellent

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:41 PM

40. In 2002 it was the "Whistleblowers" (Enron, 9-11 attack, etc.) - Again they were all women.

What does this tell us? All women, both times.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 02:00 PM

44. +1 ... and +1,000,000 for more "whistleblowers" in congress

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:04 AM

3. Wasn't Trump available?

good choice.
Lots of great choices this year, most everyone of which has something to do with some form of resisting the current administration.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:23 AM

7. He was runner-up... blech.

Although, that probably highlights the Silence Breakers even more (especially since he is included in the article)!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:29 AM

12. He* is The LOSER

* Comrade Casino, republican Sexual Predator & Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:31 AM

14. Runner up to the women he assaulted. That's irony. Twitter storm on the horizon?

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 10:15 AM

33. Irony on steroids. Makes for a great cartoon with women standing on top of loser 45.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:21 AM

36. No, he wasn't. He said he didn't want it.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:29 AM

47. Another bogus statement from tRump

Time magazine never asks people if they want to be named Person of the Year. tRump put out that lie in order to save face in case he didn't win--and tee-hee, he didn't.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:15 AM

4. Well now that got them out of trying to explain why it wasn't Drumpf.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:17 AM

5. This is wonderful. I'm so proud.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:24 AM

8. Well..........

you can see why TIME had such a difficult time deciding: "Silence-breakers" or "IQ-45: AKA - Grope-a-Dope"

Hmmmmmmmm, decisions, decisions......................

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:28 AM

9. Thank you sisters

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:28 AM

10. Excellent article

Definitely worth taking the time to read in its entirety.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:31 AM

13. Excellent Decision!

I was not a fan of the “candidates” we were given before. This decision sums 2017 up perfectly!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:32 AM

15. The moron will say that is fake and demand a recount of the staff's votes.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:33 AM

16. Good choice

I support this whole-heartedly.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:34 AM

17. I was close. I said it would be WOMEN.

But good choice

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:34 AM

18. Zing!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:40 AM

19. Are any of Trump's accusers among the ones mentioned?

I haven't read the article yet.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:41 AM

20. Good choice. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:42 AM

21. Not the Dotard?

More like the exact opposite!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:00 AM

22. The best choice!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:06 AM

23. why such ugly black outfits?

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Response to Rene (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:14 AM

25. I wonder if they were trying...

To bring to mind judges’ robes?

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Response to Rene (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:15 AM

26. Because it's not a fashion spread?

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Response to Rene (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:30 AM

27. please let's not turn this into a 'what are they wearing' thread.

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Response to Rene (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:32 AM

29. Excellent takeaway from this issue

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Response to Rene (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:51 AM

32. Mourning the plight of all victims of abuse.

N/t

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Response to efhmc (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 01:20 PM

43. Are You Calling

these ladies "victims of abuse" or are you being ironic that they are being touted as victims of abuse because Matt Lauer was a pig to them at their job in a network high rise somewhere? Because I work with "victims of abuse," and these ladies ain't it.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #43)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 02:20 PM

45. You don't think the women highlighted on the cover...

and in the article are victims of abuse?

Did you even take the time to learn their stories?!

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Response to Rene (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:23 AM

37. Ugly? I'm sure the back attire was meant to be meaningful and symbolic.

Not pretty.

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Response to Rene (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:54 AM

49. Just stop

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:12 AM

24. That cover and the article are beautifully done.

Time has made a great choice and this will further the dialogue and give more women courage. Very classy.

I wanted The Resistance to be the Persons of the Year, but seeing this issue has changed my mind. I hope it rankles the hell out of trump

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:31 AM

28. Fantastic!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:32 AM

30. Yaaaayyyy!!!!!!

And Ashley Judd is front and center! Yay!

You go, Girls!!!!

I'm so PROUD of you all...ALL! So happy that Time recognized you, and the anonymous woman in the lower right of the cover. Congratulations! Time, you did well.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:37 AM

31. And the fascists are using that predictable knee-jerk reaction to oust as many as they can

Or at least do their best, with phony/bullshit attempts to get rid of pesty outspoken males in public positions. (Franken, Seder are recent examples)

For every legit complaint, there's also some jackassery going on. The fascists know how emotional and knee-jerk the public "outrage" is nowadays to assume guilt so they are of course using this to their advantage as best they can.

They know full well that Americans have simply no critical thinking capability, it's all tribalism and illiterate emotional posturing. It's been a pretty good strategy for them, it works. Seder got fired, corporate media tries their darndest to smear Franken, etc.

Glad that a few true scumbags at least are getting ousted lately, at least.

Don't know how I really feel about this as it is actually being used against us pretty successfully.

I mean sure Weinstein is ousted, but Trump & Moore are so far just fine (gee wonder why.)

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Response to Kimchijeon (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 10:18 AM

34. A Twitter and Facebook world my friend and where news is old in 24 hrs and public outrage is

the way to now get ratings. Sad state of affairs for a democracy, great for fascists.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 10:31 AM

35. I can dig it!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:16 PM

38. excellent!!! may it make widdle donnie's oversized ego explode!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:23 PM

39. the only problem I have with the article is a major, gaping hole of silence--about the sexual

assault and harassment in the US military (including its academies). Not one word.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:44 PM

41. Now THAT is an EXCELLENT choice!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 01:12 PM

42. Nope

Person of the Year is Donald Trump.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:10 PM

46. Kudos to Time!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:20 AM

48. Notice the elbow of the woman who would not come forward publicly.


Mixed feelings about anonymous accusers. It's very hard for the women, but it is also hard to refute anonymous allegations.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:08 AM

50. Idiot of the Year perhaps?

Now that the mouth breather has lost Person of the Year, rumor has it that now he has his heart set on People's Sexiest Man Alive. Ain't gonna happen Cupcake.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:26 AM

51. I'm a fan of T. Swizzie

As I'm sure the kids call her, but I don't understand her placement here. Was it because of the guy she took to court for playing an unwanted game of grab ass?

Personally, I think Rose Mcgowan should be on the cover...or Kesha, her story is nuts.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:09 PM

52. The darkness of this picture is ridiculous

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:30 PM

53. If Tarana Burke made the movement, why didn't she make the cover?

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Is that her on the other end of that amputated arm?




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #53)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 09:45 AM

55. yes

and where were the the Trump women?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 08:06 PM

54. Fantastic!!! I thought what happens to women would never get the serious attention we deserve.

Finally!


P.S. No Liberal or Feminist Purity Tests.

Only Liberal and Feminist Due Process and respect.

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