Online Activism

There is some backlash about so-called “hashtag” activism, as depicted in this image, which critiques people tweeting about a women’s safety while doing nothing as a woman is being attacked and asking for help. This criticism is short-sighted.

Twitter activists like Suey Park do not stand idly by and do nothing – they lead important conversations about minorities and women’s rights, and this work comes with much online abuse and serious threats. See the way in which the #YesAllWomen conversations were hijacked by men’s rights groups who harassed women activists online.

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