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Time's 2017 Person of the Year: The #Metoo Movement

This hashtag has started quite the movement.

December 6, 2017

A lot of really significant things happened in 2017. It's the time of year when Time Magazine names their Person of the Year. Yesterday, the magazine released the names of the people that made the shortlist. Some of the names on the list of 10 finalists included Amazon's CEO Jeff Besos, President Donald Trump, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, and the women behind the #MeToo movement. 

And the winners are the silence breakers behind the #MeToo movement!

This just proves that people aren't going to allow this kind of behavior to continue in the workplace or elsewhere. Victims now feel as though they have a voice and other people standing beside them. I think we will see the #MeToo movement only continue to grow as we get into 2018. Sexual assault and harassment happen in every type of work environment and every place. According to RAINN, an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. 

An article came out a few days ago naming the industries that had the most reports of sexual assault or harassment. The food service industry, retail, and manufacturing topped the list. 

Tarana Burke is the founder of the #MeToo movement, and she has to be proud today seeing her movement that started over a decade ago getting so much attention and helping to empower victims. 

Taylor Swift is one of the women on the cover of Time's POY edition. She's just one of the many women who fought their abuser this year in a very public forum.

You can read the full article on the silence breakers below.