The way your hand slips into mine feels as though god herself moulded our fingers just so they could interlock. When you’re with me, the mess in my mind seems surmountable and the loud chaos of the outside world softens, even if just for a moment.
Every successful student government depends on consistent and widespread student engagement. It is impossible to effectively advocate for one’s constituents if there is no communication about what their needs and preferences are.
Without the ability to publically challenge the government in China, it is extremely difficult to say if #MeToo can become something more than a clever hashtag meant to circumvent censors. What matters is the recognition that the problem is systemic, present and will not disappear without examining the troubled dynamics of power.
As for the families of victims, and for many, many Taiwanese, Chiang Kai-shek enacted terror upon Taiwan, and his image cannot be reconciled as that of a divise hero. He was a dictator, and whatever good he accomplished was at the expense of far more wrongdoings.