Time magazine reviewed it’s choice for its annual “Person of the Year” award on Wednesday: The women who founded the #MeToo movement and broke silence on sexual harassment.
The announcement of the “Person of the Year” award was made on NBC’s Today show. Editor in chief Edward Felsenthal discussed the magazine’s choice to award sexual assault accusers over President Donald Trump.
Trump was asked by the magazine last month to remove a fake “Person of the Year” issue with his face featured and to stop telling everyone its real.
“This is the fastest moving social change we’ve seen in decades,” Felsenthal told the Today show. “Individual acts of courage by hundreds of women, and some men too, who came forward to tell their own stories of sexual harassment.”
Felsenthal said he viewed the movement of women speaking out “just the beginning” of a much larger social change that will hold men in power accountable for their sexual attacks.
“A woman we talked to, a hospital worker in the middle of the country, who… shared her story with us, but she doesn’t feel like she can come forward without threatening her livelihood,” he admitted.
Watch Felsenthal’s interview below.
WATCH: “The image you see partially on the cover is of a woman we talked to… who doesn’t feel that she can come forward without threatening her livelihood.” @TIME EIC @efelsenthal talks #TIMEPOY cover pic.twitter.com/q3bPbKNPbg
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 6, 2017
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