THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017


ABOUT
TIME

Breaking the mould. — Time Magazine




Time’s Person of the Year cover features six women.

Yes, six.

> “Silence breakers” honoured.

> Selection of women who inspired #MeToo social media campaign.

> Movement lifted lid on sexual misconduct of America’s powerful entertainment and political figures.

At first glance, the cover features five women.

They are:

  ASHLEY JUDD  (TOP, SECOND FROM LEFT) 

First to speak out against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. — AFP

> Public declaration prompted widespread allegations against a number of Tinseltown elites dating back decades.

  SUSAN FOWLER  (SECOND FROM RIGHT) 

Former Uber engineer spoke out about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. — Twitter (@SFGate)

> Caused Uber CEO Travis Kalinick to step down in June after misogynistic behaviour and “Boob-er” comments came to light. 

  TAYLOR SWIFT  (RIGHT) 

Sparked most debate.

Reason she's in: Sexual assault trial in August after being groped by ex-radio DJ David Mueller in 2015.

Some criticised her inclusion:

While others defended the decision:

  ADAMA IWU  (BOTTOM, SECOND FROM LEFT) 

Sacramento lobbyist organised letter signed by 147 women saying sexual harassment was pervasive in US congress. — Twitter (@Adamanation)

  ISABEL PASCUAL (LEFT) 

Lesser known strawberry picker from Mexico.

And the final one you may have missed …

Notice the elbow on the right?

It might just be the most important piece of the puzzle.

Who is it?

Elbow belongs to anonymous hospital worker from Texas.

> Refused to reveal identity for fear of repercussions.

A woman who doesn't feel she can come forward without threatening her livelihood.

 Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal

Many praised the symbolic move.

Consolation for President Donald Trump:

First runner-up ahead of Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.


Source: Agencies