Today, many women and men will boycott Twitter in solidarity with Rose McGowan, who was temporarily blocked yesterday, after calling Ben Affleck out for his complicity in Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior. Twitter reinstated McGowan yesterday, explaining that the banning wasn't a result of McGowan's statements about Affleck, but rather because she posted a personal phone number, which is against their Terms of Service. Despite this, some on Twitter have seized this moment to protest the silencing of women through a 24-hour boycott of the platform.
#WomenBoycottTwitter seems to have began with this tweet by @racqueldesigns, which was seen and shared by McGowan...
Signing off for the night and all day tomorrow in solidarity with @rosemcgowan + the women and survivors everywhere… https://t.co/JBYWbCvfza
Of course, not everyone is so enthusiastic about the #womenboycott Twitter movement. Prominent women of color on the platform are calling attention to the disparity in the outrage and solidarity when WOC voices are routinely silenced. After all, everybody was content to continue tweeting through Jemele Hill's suspension or Leslie Jones' abuse.
Now people want to boycott twitter? Always interesting where and for whom people draw the line.