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 Post subject: Re: Trump, Time magazine man of the year
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 pm 
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#MeToo wins it, Trump was runner up.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump, Time magazine man of the year
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Looks like 5 1/3rd persons.

Good point, though. It has been quite a big societal event. At least it wasn't Bruce Gender.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump, Time magazine man of the year
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:08 pm 
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jack t ripper wrote:
Looks like 5 1/3rd persons.

Good point, though. It has been quite a big societal event. At least it wasn't Bruce Gender.

Apparently it only became popular again because of Trump. So he wins again. ;)

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"The Silence Breakers" behind the #MeToo movement have been named as Person of the Year by Time magazine.

In an announcement on US breakfast television on Wednesday morning, the group was declared as the most influential person of 2017, based on the magazine editors’ reckoning of who or what had most influenced the news in the past year, for good or ill.

Second was President Donald Trump, and third was Xi Jinping, the leader of China.

The winning #MeToo movement has its origins in the work of Tarana Burke, who in 2007 created Just Be Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps victims of sexual harassment and assault. She called the movement "Me Too".

It grew in strength in the aftermath Mr Trump’s presidential campaign, when a 2005 audio recording of his bragging about how he could “grab ‘em by the pussy” surfaced on the election trail.

In October the hashtag was given renewed momentum by actress Alyssa Milano, one of the most vocal critics of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who credits Ms Burke with founding the movement.

Usage of the hashtag has surged following the Weinstein revelations.

The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/mLgNTveY9z pic.twitter.com/GBo9z57RVG
— TIME (@TIME) December 6, 2017

Mr Trump was last year's winner, then as president-elect.

At the time, he embraced the accolade, calling it "a tremendous honor". However, he recently expressed his scorn over being contacted by the magazine for a second possible victory.

Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017

His reaction sparked hilarity on social media, with Andy Murray mocking the president.

Former editors at Time then clarified that the phone call did not signify that Mr Trump has "probably" won.

In third place was the Chinese president, who in October was elevate to the same exalted status as the founding founder of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong.

With the move, Mr Xi, who was elected into office in 2012, now appears set to govern China far beyond the next five years.

In 2015 Angela Merkel was the winner, while in 2014 it was another group of people – “the Ebola fighters”.

"The Silence Breakers" was selected from a shortlist of ten, which included North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller, and San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, who has sparked the kneeling protests at American Football matches.

Also shortlisted was Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and chief executive, who is now the richest person in the world. He saw his net worth top $100 billion last month following Black Friday sales, although it has since dropped just below the milestone.

Mr Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, was Time’s Person of the Year in 1999.

Another group to be nominated was “The Dreamers” – a group of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as young children. The group are at risk of deportation as the Trump administration rescinds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly referred to as DACA.

Another world leader to make the shortlist was Mohammed bin Salman, 32, named crown prince of Saudi Arabia in June. He is seen as one of the most dynamic royals in the Arab world’s wealthiest nation, and as the driving force behind a recent purge of senior officials in the country.

The tenth person or group on the shortlist was film director Patty Jenkins, whose blockbuster Wonder Woman made history when it raked in the biggest domestic opening ever for a female director.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12 ... -magazine/

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Trump helps others win as well. :lol:


I'm glad it's not Kaeperdick either.

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abradley wrote:
Who are they?

The five featured on the Time cover are actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber software engineer Susan Fowler, California lobbyist Adama Iwu, and strawberry picker Isabel Pascual. All of these women went public with the stories of sexual harassment they alleged they faced in the workplace.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 94736.html

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Who are they?


The one on the far right is Taylor Swift she's so fine 8-)

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jack t ripper wrote:
Looks like 5 1/3rd persons.

A lot of people have been noticing that. Here's the reason...

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The faces of five women who have spoken out about sexual harassment appear on Time magazine's Person of the Year front cover - along with a mystery right arm. But whose is it?

If you simply glanced at the front cover of the latest Time magazine you may have missed it - an apparently rogue right arm poking into shot.

The faces of five women - including singer Taylor Swift and actor Ashley Judd - feature on the magazine's 2017 Person of the Year cover.

The quintet represent the "the Silence Breakers" - "the thousands of people across the world who have come forward with their experiences of sexual harassment and assault" this year, the magazine says.

However, in the bottom right-hand corner of the cover is the arm of an anonymous woman, with the remainder of her body deliberately cropped out of shot.

Helpfully, the magazine has now explained who the arm belongs to and why it's there.
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There's a woman you don’t see on TIME’s Person of the Year cover. This is her story https://t.co/MVhnV0WhtM
— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2017

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"It belongs to an anonymous young hospital worker from Texas," the magazine says in an editorial.

She is a sexual harassment victim, who "fears that disclosing her identity would negatively impact her family".

"She is faceless on the cover and remains nameless inside Time's red borders, but her appearance is an act of solidarity, representing all those who are not yet able to come forward and reveal their identities," Time says.

The woman told the magazine she could not stop wondering if she could have prevented the incident.

"I thought, 'what just happened? Why didn't I react?' I kept thinking, 'did I do something, did I say something, did I look a certain way to make him think that was OK?'"
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We are #TheSilenceBreakers. We have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day. Together, we hold the umbrella of solidarity for the millions of people to come forward with their stories. #metoo https://t.co/co1iCiMNr0
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) December 6, 2017

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Honored, excited, energized and incredibly proud of all of the women who made this happen. We Said Enough is just starting our drive for change and eqity, please join us. (link in bio) #wesaidenough #metoo https://t.co/Lcja7iZU47
— Adama Iwu (@Adamanation) December 6, 2017

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It was such an incredible honor to play a small part in the movement that happened this year.

Thank you @TIME for recognizing the silence breakers. https://t.co/CFR6NhN563

The magazine's award comes after a flurry of allegations were made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo hashtag went viral around the world, as women shared their harassment experiences online.

Hollywood actor Ashley Judd was one of the first women to speak out against Weinstein.

Allegations were made against him in the New York Times.

Pop star Taylor Swift, who won a civil case against an ex-DJ who she said had grabbed her bottom, also appears on the cover.

The other women on the front cover include Adama Iwu, a 40-year-old corporate lobbyist in Sacramento, and Susan Fowler, 26, a former Uber engineer who made allegations of sexual harassment at the company.

The fifth women was Isabel Pascual, a 42-year-old strawberry picker from Mexico, who was stalked. Time says she asked to use a pseudonym to protect her family.

The magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal told US TV network NBC that this year's winners had helped to usher in "the fastest-moving social change we've seen in decades".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-42264215

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Good choice, Time. Well done.

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Good choice, Time. Well done.


Time did make the correct choice; although had they decided before mid-October it probably could have gone another way:

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and the cast of overpaid clowns....

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