#TwitterSilence: A Planned Protest of Violent Threats Against Women Gets Backlash From Women of Color

On the surface, the protest (tagged with #TwitterSilence in discussions) just flat out didn’t make sense, because removing women from public spaces, online and off, is exactly what misogynists want. Speaking up and speaking out against violence against women seems a much more proactive course of action. There was a large outcry among those who argued that urging women to be quiet in the face of suppression is a step backward. As Zora Neale Hurston said, “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

via #TwitterSilence: A Planned Protest of Violent Threats Against Women Gets Backlash From Women of Color.

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