Rose McGowan’s suspension prompts #WomenBoycottTwitter protest

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Women across the world are boycotting Twitter for 24 hours to make a stand against “women’s voices being silenced”.

The protest comes after actress Rose McGowan – who has been vocal in speaking out against shamed producer Harvey Weinstein – had her Twitter account temporarily suspended.

She told her followers on Instagram: “Twitter has suspended me. There are powerful forces at work. Be my voice. #Rosearmy.”

At midnight we RISE https://t.co/ihKLLczUww

– rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 13, 2017

Within hours, the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter began to gain momentum and was soon trending on the social media platform.

Women – and men – vowed to stay silent and not post on the site for a whole day as a form of protest.

Celebrities announced they would be joining the action, including Chrissy Teigen and Anna Paquin.

#IStandWithRose .@rosemcgowan and all the other victims. #WomenBoycottTwitter tomorrow. https://t.co/XTXtFMv2CM

– Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) 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

Ok ok Jesus, let me clear this up. #WomenBoycottTwitter will not silence us, but @Twitter will make much less $$ b/c of fewer clicks. I’m in pic.twitter.com/LPEbKJwpgM

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 13, 2017

The protest began at midnight and was to last for the duration of Friday October 13.

SOURCEIrishexaminer
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