TIME Magazine announces 2017 Person of the Year

The cover shows five women who the magazine is calling "The Silence Breakers."

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 7:14 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 7:14 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - TIME Magazine has announced its 2017 Person of the Year, and more than one woman was chosen for the honor. 

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The cover shows five women who the magazine is calling "The Silence Breakers." In their article, TIME honors more women with titles including housekeeper, hospital worker, and state senator.

It's a tribute to the #MeToo movement, which has been encouraging people to speak out about sexual assault and harrassment. 

Dee Sabol, the executive director of the Diversity Council, said it's different than what we've seen in the past. Last year, TIME Magazine's Person of the Year was Donald Trump.


Sabol said the cover is a symbol of solidarity and representative of the voices claiming this time to be heard.

"What TIME Magazine captured is the fact that this is bigger than one person," Sabol said. "That this is the moment in time when women and others who are affected by sexual assault and harrassment come together and ask that we address it as a culture."

Dawn Baumgartner, of Greenbush, Minn., said it's a way to keep the conversation going and help more people. 

"The more people that can talk about it, the more it can be discussed," Baumgartner said. "It's opening up new ideas and coming to new resolutions and hopefully helping others that live in situations that need the therapy and need the tools to reach out for those tools."

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