Taylor Swift Named Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Alongside #MeToo Campaigners

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Taylor Swift Named Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Alongside #MeToo Campaigners Time Magazine

TIME Magazine has announced the #MeToo campaigners as their Person Of The Year, making their most influential person of 2017 a movement and everyone who pushed it to become as big as it is now.

The magazine dubbed the women involved in the campaign 'The Silence Breakers' as millions of women have come forward with stories of sexual assault throughout the year, shedding light on a problem that not only affects Hollywood, but regular women everyday.

The magazine's cover highlights actress Ashley Judd, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, Visa lobbyist Adama Iwu, Mexcian agriculturist Isabel Pascual and finally, Taylor Swift, who famously sued a radio DJ for only $1.

After the singer was groped by a radio DJ in the U.S, she spoke out and he was immediately fired.

He then decided to sue the star for damages however, she then counter-sued for only $1 to show women that it's important to stand up for what's right.

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The #MeToo hashtag went viral over social media this year following the sexual harassment accusations against producer Harvey Weinstein. 

The campaign was actually created ten years ago by activist Tarana Burke on Twitter however, as more and more women came forward with sexual harassment stories, actress Alyssa Milano reignited the hashtag by tweeting, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”

TIME made the announcement on the popular U.S morning show Today, from which presenter Matt Lauer was fired from after colleagues and fellow came forward with their own stories of sexual harassment.

Alyssa appeared on the show with Tarana to announce the cover saying, "As women, we have to support each other and stand together and say, ‘That’s it. We’re done. No more.”

"It’s vital to me that we really set in some actionable things that we can do to continue this momentum."

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Many men joined the #MeToo movement over the last few months including actor Terry Crews, who announced yesterday he was suing a Hollywood agent after he was groped by him at a party.

You can read the magazine's full story here.

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