#YesAllWomen Trends on Social Media

Have you been following the trending social media hashtag #YesAllWomen? If not, you are missing out on a powerful conversation of stories about how women feel regarding discrimination, violence and sexual assaults.

Interesting piece appeared over the weekend in The Atlantic:

8568_535866829782968_670703040_n“Even if you’re generally suspicious of Twitter hashtags, given the limits and shortcomings of the medium, don’t reflexively dismiss #YesAllWomen, the label appended to all Tweets included in this conversation. The Tweets illuminate some experiences common to virtually all women and others that capture how many women feel…Like all widely embraced hashtags, #YesAllWomen encompasses content so diverse that everyone is bound to disagree with some of it. I submit that the vast majority of men who explore it with an open mind will come away having gained insights and empathy without much time wasted on declarations that are thoughtless. I hope that the inevitable backlash doesn’t dissuade anyone from taking a look.”

Click here to read the entire article.

Let us know how you feel about the #YesAllWomen social campaign–have you contributed your thoughts?