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


Time magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” as its 2017 Person of the Year, recognizing the women (and some men) who came forward with stories of harassment and assault and helped force a nationwide reckoning.

The magazine calls them “the voices that launched a movement.”

“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’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, told NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post · Lindsey Bever, Abby Ohlheiser



  1. What we, as Torah Jews, should take from this is the brilliant truth of every word of the Torah and CHaZa”L; hilchos yichud (d’Oraisa and d’Rabbonon), hilchos tzniyus (daas Moshe and daas Yehudis), shmiras ha’lashon (al tarbeh sichah. . .), shmiras einayim, etc. Ashreinu, mah tov chelkeinu!

  2. Anonymous: as a survivor myself, the Torah may be perfect, but the community has a loong way to go. We need to stop covering up abuse and abusers. We need to stand up for the victims.
    Your celebration is unfortunately premature.

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