Twitter reacted very strongly when actress and vocal Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan‘s account was temporarily suspended.
The social media giant claimed she violated their terms and conditions and initially blocked her from tweeting for 12 hours, but after immediate backlash, they backtracked.
Now many Twitter users are calling not to use the site all day Friday, October 13, to show solidarity for McGowan and others who are silenced using the #WomenBoycottTwitter.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 13, 2017
Ladies. Let’s do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) October 13, 2017
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 13, 2017
— Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop) October 13, 2017
— Nomiki Konst 🐴🦄🐴 (@NomikiKonst) October 13, 2017
Racism, misogyny, war on poor, war on press, possibly actual war, some good puns.
Now u don’t NEED Friday twitter.#WomenBoycottTwitter
— Joss Whedon (@joss) October 13, 2017
Things to do during #WomenBoycottTwitter:
Call a woman you care about, ask how she’s doing and actually listen to the answer.
— Damian Ghoulbrook (@damianholbrook) October 13, 2017
I’m with her and her and her and her and her and her and her…#WomenBoycottTwitter
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 13, 2017
See you all again on Saturday. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mayor Adler (@MayorAdler) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 13, 2017
I’m not a fan of silence or absence as a strategy. That said, it’s worth a try. See you after midnight tomorrow. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 13, 2017
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 13, 2017
Folks, I will honor #WomenBoycottTwitter – going silent tonight. This is too often a place of bullying abuse. See you on the weekend.
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) October 13, 2017
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 13, 2017
— NARAL (@NARAL) October 13, 2017
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) October 13, 2017
— Mohamed Salih (@MohamedMOSalih) October 13, 2017
Several men and organizations have also tweeted their supporter.
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