A silent storm is coming. Celebrities and activists have called for a Twitter boycott, after Rose McGowan was temporarily suspended from the platform on Wednesday night. SEE ALSO: Twitter explains why Rose McGowan's account got suspended Now, the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter is trending, with a boycott of the platform planned for midnight E.T. on Friday, Oct. 13. At midnight we RISE https://t.co/ihKLLczUww — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 13, 2017 McGowan has been a vocal critic of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein over the past week, following allegations of sexual harassment. McGowan found herself suspended from Twitter for 12 hours for violating the platform's rules. After publicly accusing Weinstein of rape on Twitter on Thursday, McGowan is leading the protest, which has generated support from her close friends, actors and the public alike. #IStandWithRose [email protected] and all the other victims. #WomenBoycottTwitter tomorrow. https://t.co/XTXtFMv2CM — Anna … [Read more...] about #WomenBoycottTwitter: Twitter protest arises following Rose McGowan’s suspension
Rose McGowan's 12-hour long Twitter suspension has left people scratching their heads and shaking their fists at Twitter. The actress has been critical this week of Harvey Weinstein and Ben Affleck amidst sexual assault and harassment allegations, and McGowan expressed her frustration with Hollywood, and those like Weinstein, through tweeting. While it's not clear which tweet specifically got her suspended, McGowan's timeline shows a bevy of tweets discussing Bob Weinstein (brother to Harvey), Affleck, and calling out those who knew about Harvey's deplorable actions. Since her unexpected suspension, people have raised their voices on the social media network in support of McGowan—speculating that the reasoning behind her suspension has a lot to do with McGowan being a woman on a platform that has a history of users abusing women. SEE ALSO: Rose McGowan has been suspended from Twitter Many have condemned Twitter for not taking action against those who are … [Read more...] about People are livid at Twitter for banning Rose McGowan after her Weinstein-related tweets
Another week, another incredibly powerful man outed as a serial sexual predator. That's what I thought last Thursday when The New York Times published an investigative story alleging that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed and assaulted women for years. SEE ALSO: Terry Crews had a very personal response to Harvey Weinstein's victims As I contemplated how to cover the revelations, I felt angry and exhausted. Covering gender for Mashable over the past three years has meant reporting on sexual assault accusations against scores of men: Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Josh Duggar, and yes, President Donald Trump. I've interviewed sexual assault survivors and written about what it's like to be raped and tell someone, only to discover they don't believe you. I've explained why people who've been sexually assaulted don't want to share their stories with reporters and described the psychology of why people often side with the accused when a … [Read more...] about Want to stop men like Harvey Weinstein from ruining women’s lives? The solution is simple.
As more and more damning sexual harassment and assault allegations pile up against Harvey Weinstein, people who make their living in Hollywood are praising the bravery of the women who came forward — in particular Ashley Judd, who was the first celebrity to speak on the record in last week's New York Times report. SEE ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets out about Harvey Weinstein allegations Judd — who described being sexually harassed by the Hollywood producer during a breakfast meeting in his hotel room when the 1997 film Kiss the Girls was shooting — said Weinstein made her feel “panicky, trapped,” and as though her career could be put in jeopardy if she ruined their relationship by refusing his advances. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,” the actress told The New York Times, describing shooting down a persistent Weinstein. "It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.” In … [Read more...] about Ashley Judd gets the praise she deserves for being first to speak publicly against Weinstein