activism by Julia Ismail October 13, 2017
#WomenBoycottTwitter is trending, as women all over the nation stand together in protest of Rose McGowan having her account suspended after speaking openly about Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood A-Listers.
The Charmed actress shared this picture on her Instagram page:
The boycott started with Twitter user Kelly Kills coming up with the hashtag to show support of McGowan after the Twitter suspension took place.
#WomenBoycottTwitter Friday, October 13th. In solidarity w @rosemcgowan and all the victims of hate and harassment Twitter fails to support. https://t.co/G0my9EyKpQ
— Jingle Kells ☃️🎁🦌 (@justkelly_ok) October 12, 2017
Shortly beforehand, McGowan was in the middle of calling out other celebs for being aware of Weinstein’s lewd actions, such as Ben Affleck and Disney CEO Bob Iger.
“‘GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT’ you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.” McGowan wrote to Affleck.
@benaffleck “GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT” you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.
— Rose✨McGowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
In response to the chaos, Twitter claimed she was suspended for posting her phone number.
Really, Twitter? I’m not buying it.
Publications, celebrities, and activists have joined the Twitter ban in response to McGowan.
Alyssa Milano has said she would stand with her Charmed co-star. Celebrities Chrissy Teigen, Anna Paquin, Terry Cruz, John Cusak, Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Chastain, and many more have made their opinions clear on showing McGowan support..
Tomorrow (Friday the 13th) will be the first day in over 10 years that I won’t tweet. Join me. #WomenBoycottTwitter pic.twitter.com/xoEt5Bwj5s
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 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 Holbrook (@damianholbrook) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow we stand with @rosemcgowan & survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, & abuse. We join those choosing to boycott Twitter. pic.twitter.com/aoGogV8FNs
— Refinery29 (@Refinery29) October 13, 2017
McGowan didn’t hesitate in calling out Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos. She said she had confided in the head of his studio that, “HW raped me.”
The executive, Mr. Price, was put on a “leave of absence” immediately after the accusations came out.
McGowan was also among one of the women that Weinstein reportedly paid to stay silent. After the 1997 Sundance Festival incident, she reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein’s lawyers.
If you stand with #ROSEARMY and are thinking about boycotting Twitter today, I admire you for doing so.
No woman’s voice should be silenced.
Have you noticed something?
Everything that attacks Trump crumbles:
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) October 13, 2017
See you all again on Saturday. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mayor Adler (@MayorAdler) October 13, 2017
See you Tommarow night at 12 !
— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 13, 2017
I'm with you sisters!
— Mo (@MohamedMOSalih) October 13, 2017
24 hours starting midnight EST.
And great to see so many men stepping up & signing off.@Twitter can do better.#WomenBoycottTwitter pic.twitter.com/F4iTz6CWBr
— Tabatha Southey 🇺🇦 (@TabathaSouthey) October 13, 2017