“To the Core”: Recalling Michelle Obama’s Speech and Anita Hill in the “MeToo” Era

“I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted.”

It was October of 2016, and the election was yet to be decided. Michelle Obama, in a televised speech in Manchester, New Hampshire was once again “speaking truth to power.” The truth: “It is cruel. It’s frightening. And…it hurts.”