jamespottes: TIME MAGAZINE’S PERSON OF THE YEA…

jamespottes:

TIME MAGAZINE’S PERSON OF THE YEAR 2017: THE SILENCE BREAKERS

Time has announced that their choice for 2017′s Person Of The Year is The Silence Breakers – a collective term for all the people who spoke about sexual harassment this year, creating a culture that aims to encourage victims to speak up, free of shame, and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions, regardless of their power.

Better still, though the piece itself is diverse in its portrayal of victims of different gender identities, and races, and of different socio-economic statuses, the article pays ode to the gendered notion of sexual harassment – in that women are disproportionately victims of sexual harassment at the hands of men – by being conceived, reported, and written entirely by women. From fact-checking, to video-editing, to designing the layout and photo spread, everything about this article was created by women.