Time’s 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers | Sojourners

Time’s 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

The cover and interior spreads of TIME's Person of the Year issue feature many of the women and men who have brought the #MeToo movement to the fore — from Tarana Burke, who launched the hashtag 10 years ago, to Alyssa Milano, whose tweet earlier this year brought out an avalanche of revelations that have led to the downfall of countless men in power.

It's a reckoning long in the making, but as the TIME's story says, "We're still at the bomb-throwing point of this revolution, a reactive stage at which nuance can go into hiding. But while anger can start a revolution, in its most raw and feral form it can't negotiate the more delicate dance steps needed for true social change."

The movement has sparked conversations throughout Hollywood, Capitol Hill and statehouses — and the church, as the #churchtoo hashtag reveals.

From TIME's cover story: 

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.

Read the story here.

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