Why Are #MeToo Personal Essays By Male Harassers A Thing?
Following the backlash around Ghomeshi’s essay, Buruma is out of a job. The disgraced editor spoke to
Vrij Nederland of his departure, saying he was “convicted on Twitter, without any due process.” While Buruma is not the first person to claim a ‘trial by Twitter,’ it is Buruma’s own actions — not the social media platform — that’s to blame for his downfall. Buruma
told the CBC that he resigned. Though he says he still stands by his editorial decision, it’s evident that an important shift is happening. These recent events demonstrate that when we hold media gatekeepers accountable for the content they choose to run, powerful social change can occur.