Why are some women boycotting Twitter?

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Model Chrissy Teigen is among those participating in a boycott

Many women have announced they will criticism Twitter on Friday, in oneness with Rose McGowan, whose account was temporarily suspended.

The singer is among a purported victims of ashamed film writer Harvey Weinstein and one of a initial to pronounce out.

McGowan has indicted Weinstein of rape, though a film writer denies any passionate assaults.

Many of those holding partial in a criticism have also common sum of online abuse on a platform.

The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter has been common some-more than 190,000 times in a matter of hours.

But some amicable media users have responded to a hashtag with misogynistic abuse and others have questioned either a criticism is a best approach to make a point.

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Twitter said Ms McGowan’s comment had been temporarily sealed since one of her tweets disregarded a terms of service. But many amicable media users felt she had been silenced.

A array of high-profile women were among those job for a boycott, with several highlighting examples of abuse they had suffered online that had not resulted in a cessation of perpetrators’ accounts.

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Minutes after indication Chrissy Teigen tweeted her support for a criticism she shared examples of a abuse she had perceived online in response, some of it intimately explicit.

Actress Tara Strong also common examples of violent and assertive tweets she had been sent, doubt because Twitter had not taken action.

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“They close down Rose McGowan though not this dude,” she tweeted, with images of violent messages. “Not even joking, his comment lives.”

Actress Alyssa Milano, who starred alongside Rose McGowan in a TV array Charmed, pronounced that she would be refraining from tweeting for a initial time in a decade.

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Many group have also lent their support, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Terry Crews. Crews, a former NFL actor who stars in US TV uncover Brooklyn Nine-Nine, progressing pronounced he had also been a plant of passionate seduction by a Hollywood executive.

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Not everybody upheld a boycott, even if they upheld a view that stood behind it.

Some argued that going still on Twitter was not a best approach to criticism opposite women’s voices being silenced on a platform, and called for some-more tweeting rather than less.

Others, including executive Ava DuVernay, suggested non-white women in identical positions had frequently not perceived a same turn of support.

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“Calling white women allies to recognize dispute of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of colous who haven’t perceived support on identical issues,” she tweeted.

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