#WomenBoycottTwitter - Affecting Change

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Update on me: It has been a week, an odd heartbreaking one, full of a lot of emotions. I don’t hate much but I hate some of the sentiments on social media that I’ve seen about California “deserving” the fires, and “the oh you need federal support now” on our government officials posts about where to get help. The Weinstein filth and the hatred being spewed at women for speaking up especially on Twitter.

Twitter. Who tried to silence Rose McGowan this week for speaking out, but yet lets others both in power and full of hatred continue to post and troll. With an excuse of “policy violation”.

I’m a marketer, social media is part of my job, part of what I strategize. As a social experiment, I wonder what this does, this day Friday, Oct 13th of #WomenBoycottTwitter, this protest, this by being silent protesting being silenced. How does this affect change?

If it makes people stop and think.

If it makes people stop and talk.

If it makes people be more like people.

If it stops this disgusting behavior.

I love the play Lysistrata, from the Greeks where the women decide to withhold sex from men to keep them from going to war. Does withholding, standing in silence, removing ourselves from the foray make a dent? Bring the awareness needed?

If it makes people stop and think.

If it makes people stop and talk.

If it makes people be more like people.

If it stops this disgusting behavior.

People are dying and starving in Puerto Rico still, cleaning up from all the hurricanes happening, fires rage and people have died and lost everything. And other atrocities that happen every moment around the world.

I’ve been using Twitter all week to share information about our Sonoma/Napa County fires, celebrate International Girls Day, National Coming Out Day, and standing up against sexism and predatory behavior.

#WomenBoycottTwitter

If it makes people stop and think.

If it makes people stop and talk.

If it makes people be more like people.

If it stops this disgusting behavior.

I’m in.