Fittingly, the March for Our Lives has dominated news coverage today. From the moving speeches by young leaders to the support from celebrities and politicians, this long-overdue national reckoning with gun violence is here, and it’s driven by kids who are are saying, “Enough.” There’s a lot more work to be done, from racial disparities to the appalling cowardice of the Republican-controlled Congress and the Trump administration. But today, we can celebrate that so many Americans came out to defend the future from the gun lobby. These kids are strong and brave and beautiful, and we cannot let the world break them.
Numerous celebrities tweeted out their support and reminded us of the historical movements that today’s activists can draw on:
On this day in 1965, young people marched from Selma to Montgomery for the right of all citizens to vote. They marched and they triumphed. Today’s young people march for safety against guns in our streets and our classrooms. We must make sure they win again. #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/AnZjDB0Bw7
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 24, 2018
tomorrow is #marchforourlives and it is SO important that we all join in and fight for change. no one should fear for their lives so we need to make sure that these tragic events never. happen. again. 👊#iwillmarch pic.twitter.com/g2x7HB5rdY
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) March 23, 2018
Other organizations were registering attendees to vote at their local marches:
— HeadCount (@HeadCountOrg) March 24, 2018
And other people brought us some catharsis by sharing awesome signs:
— Rebecca Pahle (@RebeccaPahle) March 24, 2018
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 24, 2018
— Stephanie McNeal (@stephemcneal) March 24, 2018
— Jon Soltz (@jonsoltz) March 24, 2018
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 24, 2018
Lastly, who doesn’t love protest march drums?
— ACLU (@ACLU) March 24, 2018
What were some of your favorite moments from today’s marches?
- Rachael Krishna over at BuzzFeed News wrote up a great summary of Comicsgate, the hateful, YouTube-driven GamerGate of comics that’s trying to push certain creators out of the industry.
- The Verge has published a fascinating look at Ready Player One and copyright law. No works published after 1923 have officially entered the public domain in the United States, and Ready Player One references a whole lotta culture. The studio made it work for the film, but it caused some problems with the tie-in games.
- Look at this totally fabulous Totally Spies cosplay:
— KrystinaArielle🔜Wondercon (@KrystinaArielle) March 23, 2018
- The Hollywood Reporter celebrated the Pacific Rim franchise as a cinematic universe that, for all its flaws, is actually something new.
- This tweet wasn’t technically related to the March For Our Lives, so I almost didn’t include it, but you know I am always here for Ted Cruz getting trolled:
— Rebecca (@LazyyMillennial) March 23, 2018
What did you see out there, TMSers?
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