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person of the year: time honours abuse 'silence breakers'

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person of the year: time honours abuse 'silence breakers'

image copyrighttimeimage caption clockwise from top: actor ashley judd, pop singer taylor swift, former uber engineer susan fowler, corporate lobbyist adama iwu and isabel pascual, a strawberry-picker from mexico (not her real name) time magazine has named "the silence breakers" - women and men who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment - as its "person of the year".the movement is most closely associated with the #metoo hashtag which sprung up as allegations emerged against hollywood producer harvey weinstein.but time says the hashtag is "part of the picture, but not all of it"."this is the fastest-moving social change we've seen in decades," editor-in-chief edward felsenthal said.he told nbc's today programme that it "began with individual acts of courage by hundreds of women - and some men, too - who came forward to tell their own stories".the magazine illustrates the ubiquitous nature of sexual harassment by showcasing women from markedly different backgrounds on its cover.two celebrities are featured - ashley judd, one of the first to speak out against mr weinstein, and pop singer taylor swift, who won a civil case against an ex-dj who she said had grabbed her bottom.they are shown alongside isabel pascual, a 42-year-old strawberry picker from mexico (not her real name); adama iwu, a 40-year-old corporate lobbyist in sacramento; and susan fowler, 26, a former uber engineer whose allegation brought down uber's ceo.but many more people are ident...