A Woman Was Cropped Out Of TIME Magazine's Powerful Cover For This Sad Reason

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A Woman Was Cropped Out Of TIME Magazine's Powerful Cover For This Sad Reason TIME magazine

This morning, Time magazine revealed that instead of picking just one Person Of The Year for 2017, they instead selected thousands of people who were involved in the #MeToo social campaign, naming a movement as their Person Of The Year.

The cover image for the magazine's new issue features some of the biggest players within the #MeToo campaign including actress Ashley Juddformer Uber engineer Susan FowlerVisa lobbyist Adama Iwu, Mexican agriculturist Isabel Pascual and finally, Taylor Swift.

However, when announcing the new issue on the U.S version of Today, Time Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal highlighted the fact that on the cover, an unknown women's elbow can be seen below Taylor.

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Edward said that this was intentional as the arm belonged to a woman who spoke to Time about her experience of sexual harassment, but was unable to identify herself because she feared for her livelihood.

The image is now a symbol of all the women and men out in the world who are unable to speak up about their experiences with sexual assault because it may negatively impact their lives.

"The image you see partially on the cover is of a woman we talked to, a hospital worker from the middle of the country, who doesn't feel that she can come forward without threatening her livelihood."

Whilst speaking to Buzzfeed News, Time National Correspondent Charlotte Alter went on to explain that, "a huge part of this story we're trying to tell here is that as much as the stigma around this has been removed this year because of the 'Me Too' movement, it's still really difficult for a lot of people to come forward."

The cover has resonated with a lot of people around the world and they have taken to Twitter, the original platform for the #MeToo movement, to share their thoughts:

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