Time Person Of The Year: The 'Silence Breakers,' Trump Named Runner-Up

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In an year, which has seen incredible number of women and also men coming out and narrating incidents of sexual harassment in work places leading to high profile exits, the TIME magazine has given the 2017 Person of the Year to the "The Silence Breakers". The magazine's cover features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler and others who say they have been harassed.

OR state senator Sara Gelser outed member of her own party, Jeff Kruse - who was stripped of his committee responsibilities following the investigation, NBC's Megyn Kelly revealed in October that she had complained to Fox News executives about Bill O'Reilly harassing several women in the workplace - including another journalist featured by Time for this story, former Fox News Contributor Wendy Walsh.

"Its was especially hard this year, a year of so much disruption in the United States in around the world", said Felsenthal. "But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries", Time's story said.

It's a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and the #MeToo movement, which represents the people, mostly women, who have fueled a worldwide discussion about sexual harassment and assault.

What are your thoughts on this cover and TIME's choice of Person of the Year 2017?

President Donald Trump was runner-up in the prestigious ranking, ahead of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

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"The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover... along 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", Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said in a statement. His alleged crimes date back for decades.

This conversation was brought to the mainstream like never before after The New York Times published an exposé revealing the serial-predatorial history of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The movement began spontaneously in October after actress-activist Alyssa Milano tweeted: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write "me too" as a reply to this tweet".

The article also highlights Tarana Burke, who founded the #MeToo movement more than 10 years ago to highlight the stories of underprivileged people of color affected by sexual abuse.

Who were the Person of the Year runners-up?

Mr Trump had been a finalist for the Time award again this year, alongside Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, former National Football League star Colin Kaepernick, US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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