Women strike back in defense of McGowan

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Jayden Palermo, Staff Writer

On Friday, October 13th, multiple women (and men) across the Twitter universe stood with Rose McGowan to boycott the social media site. McGowan was silenced in the aspect that Twitter had suspended her from tweeting. She could no longer make her voice be known for herself and for others.

The “Charmed” actress has been linked to the Harvey Weinstein rape accusations, which was what initially grabbed the attention of the general public.

McGowan posted a series of tweets talking about Weinstein’s sexual harassment toward others and herself. She also posted a telephone number on the site, which violated Twitter’s Terms of Service.

The actress received  a 24-hour-Twitter ban, no longer allowing her to tweet.

McGowan shot back at Twitter via Instagram stating:

“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME”

“THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE.”

The public saw this as an opportunity to stand with women around the world who have been sexual assault victims.

Men such as Jeffrey Wright also participated in this boycott.

Wright wrote:

“I’m with her and her and her and her and her and her….

#WomenBoycottTwitter”

It was reassuring to know that many men had joined this boycott to stand with women across not only Twitter, but the world. This was a completely necessary move in order to show alliance against sexual predators, and to show support to these victims who have been silenced.