I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Rose McGowan – one of Harvey Weinstein’s most vocal victims – was suspended by Twitter for twelve hours yesterday.
The suspension, I think, was not in response to her tweets about Harvey, but about Ben Affleck.
Which pretty much confirms my point from yesterday that the same media that is reveling in reporting on Weinstein is still more than willing to shield Hollywood bigwigs who are money-makers.
But in response to McGowan receiving a 12-hour suspension, other celebrities are going to boycott Twitter for the entire day today.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 13, 2017
Now, don’t get me wrong. A day without an insipid tweet from Alyssa Milano is going to be heavenly.
Although it will cut into my ability to mock her.
But this has got to be the stupidest boycott ever.
What on earth is the point?
You want to show Twitter what-for for silencing McGowan so you silence yourself?
”How dare you tell us to shut up! We’ll show you! We’ll shut ourselves up! WOMEN POWER!”
Isn’t this like eating rat poison and waiting for the other person to die?
Because nothing says “I won’t be silenced” like being silent.
— Not Elizabeth (@NotElizabethNJ) October 13, 2017
As a sexual abuse survivor, I will not boycott twitter as I refuse to be silenced.
We must keep speaking.
— KP (@krisp__y) October 13, 2017
Something tells me this boycott won’t get Twitter’s attention in the least.
If they really wanted to make a point, they wouldn’t boycott Twitter. They’d tweet more.
When Twitter removed Marsha Blackburn’s Senate Campaign video, conservatives didn’t boycott Twitter. Instead, we tweeted the hell out of her video.
Here’s the Marsha Blackburn video Twitter banned. It would be a shame if this went viral & helped her win! pic.twitter.com/MoFK0Ljjai
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) October 9, 2017
And if these feminists really wanted to show support for McGowan – who is back on Twitter – it would be a louder message to spend the day retweeting every one of her tweets.
But modern-day feminists aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer.
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
Okay. I do have to agree with some of this. Chrissy Teigen and Alyssa Milano’s absence will definitely make Twitter better — for 24 hours at least.
So thanks for that.
Listen, Harvey Weinstein was able to get away with his treatment of women for three decades because people stayed silent.
To quote Joyce Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “I was supposed to lead us in a moment of silence. But silence is this town’s disease.”
You would think if these women really wanted to make a statement, the last thing they would do is be silent.
But that’s okay girls. You do you.
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