Time Magazine names ‘Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year

The “Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports.

Time praised those who have given “voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable.”

The magazine’s cover features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler and others who say they have been harassed.

Time’s announcement was made Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, where longtime host Matt Lauer was fired last week amid harassment allegations.

“Today” host Savannah Guthrie acknowledged Wednesday that this year’s winner hits “close to home” and mentioned Lauer by name.

T cover of the magazine's Person of the Year edition as "The Silence Breakers," those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment. Picture: Time Magazine/AP

T cover of the magazine’s Person of the Year edition as “The Silence Breakers,” those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment. Picture: Time Magazine/APSource:AP


Basic primary school grammar quiz leaving adults stumped

The importance of correct grammar and spelling is drilled into us at school.

But a new test by Playbuzz, designed for 11 and 12-year-olds, has reportedly left many adults stumped.

The basic year six test consists of a series of questions related to grammar, spelling and definitions of words.

So do you think you are smarter than a 6th grader? Find out how your grammar skills stack up by taking the test below.


Manhunt for killer of Sydney grandmother

A manhunt is under way for the killer of a 67-year-old woman who was found dead in her home in Sydney’s west yesterday.

The woman’s body was found inside her Penrith home just before 11am on Wednesday, with police currently treating her death as a murder although they have not disclosed how she died.

A crime scene has been established at the Penrith home and forensic crews working throughout the night.

It was concerned neighbours and friends who first raised the alarm to authorities after having not seen the woman for days and missing a game of bingo that she usually attends.

Police discovered the woman’s car, a 2009 red Subaru Impreza with registration BHX 20A, in a carpark and forensics are currently examining it.

They are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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