TIME Reveals Their Person of the Year for 2017

Yesterday, TIME Magazine revealed their reader poll results and 'short list' for their Person of the Year 2017 edition. There was a lot of talk about who might grace the cover of the annual issue; nominees and candidates covered the gamut of humanity. It was revealed this morning by the publication that "The Silence Breakers", the group of women who brought attention to the true toxicity of abuse and harassment in Hollywood and beyond, are the person of the year.

"The voices that launched a movement," the cover reads, pertaining to the #MeToo movement that took over social media in a swarm of stories of harassment and abuse from women (and some men) the world over.

Each of the women featured have their own stories, and the entire write up on TIME's website is worth reading. Truly.

It should be noted also that the runners-up for the title (per TIME) were President Donald Trump, who held the title in 2016; Chinese President Xi Jinping; specialty council Robert Mueller; North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; NFL player Colin Kaepernick; and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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