#WomenBoycottTwitter: Rose McGowan’s suspension promptings protest

Anna Paquin, Alyssa Milano and John Cusack among users joining one-day protest against therapy of women on social media platform

Actors and activists are calling for users to boycott Twitter for a day after the service suspended Rose McGowan for contravening its terms and policies.

McGowan, one of the accusers of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, had her Twitter account suspended, inspiring outrage on Twitter, which has faced frequent criticism for its perceived inability to tackle abuse- often directed against girls- on its platform.

#WomenBoycottTwitter started at midnight in New York and was to last the duration of Friday 13 October.

Kelly Ellis (@ justkelly_ok)

#WomenBoycottTwitter Friday, October 13 th. In solidarity w @rosemcgowan and all the victims of loathe and harassment Twitter fails to support. https :// t.co/ G0my9EyKpQ

October 12, 2017

dory ashore (@ doryashore)

Looks like we’ve got the day off tomorrow, feminists. #WomenBoycottTwitter https :// t.co/ Czp3SHyYSA

October 12, 2017

Heidi Moore, an editor and consultant, was among the first to adopt the idea. Speaking to the Observer website, Moore said the boycott was a means of shedding light on the” appalling abuse” of women on Twitter.

Heidi N Moore (@ moorehn)

Come on ladies let’s get in formation.

Friday October 13 th seems a good boycott day.

Cc @OhNoSheTwitnt @JessicaValenti @feministabulous https :// t.co/ o2ivS9GmU7

October 12, 2017

A number of high-profile celebrities have since is participating in. Chrissy Teigen, John Cusack, Anna Paquin and McGowan’s Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano will join other Twitter users in solidarity with McGowan and those who have experienced harassment online.

Anna Paquin (@ AnnaPaquin)

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

October 13, 2017

Alyssa Milano (@ Alyssa_Milano)

Tomorrow( Friday the 13 th) will be the first day in over 10 years that I won’t tweet. Join me. #WomenBoycottTwitter pic.twitter.com/ xoEt5Bwj 5s

October 13, 2017

John Cusack (@ johncusack)

In in šŸ™‚ https :// t.co/ ylX1BQBwDs

October 13, 2017

christine teigen (@ chrissyteigen)

My mentions since posting #WomenBoycottTwitter 3 minutes ago #thisiswhy pic.twitter.com/ c1GKSmBu32

October 13, 2017

Mark Ruffalo (@ MarkRuffalo)

Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter

October 13, 2017

Kathy Griffin (@ kathygriffin)

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

October 13, 2017

McGowan’s Twitter account has since been unlocked, but is expected to stay silent for the 24 -hour protest.

rose mcgowan (@ rosemcgowan)

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

October 13, 2017

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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