For 2017, Time's annual Person of the Year cover is actually people of the year: "The Silence Breakers," as the cover line reads. The extensive portfolio of features activists, artists, and actors—men and women, some anonymous—who have used their platform, any platform, to call out the abuses of power within their industry and beyond.
Though Person of the Year sounds like a glittering accolade, it isn't intended to be. Instead, it's meant to mark the person (or in this year's case, people) who contributed the most to public discourse or cultural change. Last year, it went to Donald Trump, whose November win against Hillary Clinton marked a new era of politics. The former reality host took to Twitter to announce that Time approached him about being a repeat Person of the Year, to which he declined. The magazine denied such claims, though did award him the runner-up position. Despite the many sexual assault allegations made against Trump, especially considering the magazine's #MeToo cover story, Time makes no mention of the president's own accused abuses.