Monthly Archives: May 2017

13 Reasons Why Not

MehraVista Moment May /June 2017     On March 31, 2017 Netflix released a fictional series entitled “13 Reasons Why” also known as 13RW.  13RW is based on a book of the same name.  13RW chronicles the life and ultimate suicide of seventeen year old Hannah Baker. The series graphically portrays Hannah’s sexual assault, insensitive counselors and suicide. Various media outlets have observed that 13RW glamorizes suicide and the dark content is unsuitable for children under age eighteen without parental supervision. Artistic expression is essential in our society but also must be balanced with insightful social responsibility. The “13” references 13