The impact of the #MeToo movement is now being felt by America’s newest generation.
It started in 2006. Activist Tarana Burke created a MySpace page to help victims of sexual violence find solidarity with each other. Then, in 2017, actor Alyssa Milano asked her followers on Twitter to share their stories — with a hashtag that used the same name Tarana did in 2006 — #MeToo.
The hashtag quickly exploded. Hundreds of thousands of messages poured in. Pretty soon, the #MeToo movement transcended the bounds of Twitter. It moved to Facebook, Instagram, and then the mainstream media. …
An idiosyncratic beat fades in, then the plucking of violins. A synth emerges. Finally, we hear him. His voice is just like we remember from interviews and TV shows. He’s backed up by xylophones, creating a cheery tune over increasingly despondent lyrics. Yes, this is the Mac Miller we know and love.
At least, it sounds like him.
It’s not really him.
The song is from his posthumous album, unfinished at the time of his death, and later released by his family.
Good news, he says, that’s all they wanna hear. It’s a cry for help. The lyrics give us…
This article was originally published in the student newspaper ‘The Calvalcade’
June 28, 2018. A gunman walked into the Capital Gazette news building in Annapolis, Maryland. Armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun, he killed five staff: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, Wendy Winters, and permanently traumatized many more.
As the news of this horrific shooting broke, information about the shooter (including his face) was slowly but surely released. …