# of the year

Trump won’t like this. Person of the Year:

First it was a story. Then a moment. Now, two months after women began to come forward in droves to accuse powerful men of sexual harassment and assault, it is a movement.

Time magazine has named “the silence breakers” its person of the year for 2017, referring to those women, and the global conversation they have started.

The magazine’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, said in an interview on the “Today” show on Wednesday that the #MeToo movement represented the “fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades, and it began with individual acts of courage by women and some men too.”

Well, it began with millennia of men groping and grabbing women without their consent.

Time’s 2017 runner-up for person of the year, Donald J. Trump, was accused during his presidential campaign by more than 10 women of sexual misconduct, from unwanted touching to sexual assault.

And he was elected president anyway! Make America Great Again.

In 1975, the magazine chose “American women,” profiling a dozen who it said “symbolized the new consciousness of women generally.” It would be a decade before Time selected another woman.

Yeah. “Raise your consciousness all you want, laydeez, knock yourselves out. Just don’t expect us real human beings to pay any attention. Is dinner ready?”

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