Time’s Person of the Year is ‘The Silence Breakers’, Which Is Also an Awesome Band Name

Time announced its “Person of the Year“, and the winner is the women who talked about sexual harassment and brought down men like Harvey Weinstein. It’s a good choice, too; in a year of big stories, the fall of several powerful men who abused their power for sexual gratification stands out as one of the biggest.

The women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe. They might labor in California fields, or behind the front desk at New York City’s regal Plaza Hotel, or in the European Parliament. They’re part of a movement that has no formal name. But now they have a voice.

Interestingly, the choice also made this insane tweet by President Trump seem somewhat less insane.

You see, Trump was the magazine’s runner up, and it’s hard to imagine that anyone else would have won had the Weinstein story not created waves throughout the industry and really, the whole country. Other notable people considered were former 49ers quarterback Collin Kaepernick, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un and China’s President Xi Jingping.

Donald Trump made a lot of news for various reasons this year, most of them bad, a few good and a fair few just funny. But the Harvey Weinstein revelations were really a sea change in gender relations. And the people responsible for it deserve to be the Person of the Year. And at least it isn’t another cop-out like when they made “You” Person of the year and had a mirror on the cover. But I’m pretty sure I got this job by putting “Time Person of the Year 2006” on my resume.

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