May 15 2014



In May, the horrific mass shooting in Isla Vista, CA, triggered national conversations about violent misogyny. After some Twitter users began using the hashtag #NotAllMen to defensively derail the conversation, the hugely popular hashtag #YesAllWomen emerged, getting tweeted over 1 million times within just a few days. The meme provided a vehicle for female-identified people to publicly share common experiences – from objectification and harassment, to all forms of gendered violence. As our friend author-activist Rebecca Solnit described it on Democracy Now, #YesAllWomen was a powerful example of winning the Battle of the Story.

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