How has social media come to play a role in activism? What role must it play? What potential does it have to cause social change?
I recently re-entered the world of (Black) Twitter, and was quickly greeted with a new form of communication and activism taking the feminist of color Twitterverse by storm–hashtag activism/feminism. The first example of this new form of activism was possibly this summer’s response to the news of Paula Deen‘s racism. Titled “#PaulasBestDishes,” a hashtag started…
Think about it, Why is it that I, slim 6 ft creature, eats as or even more and more unhealthy than some of my friends called fat but people would still call me skinny?or even worse,preach about how I’m so lucky, “you can eat anything and never have to worry about being fat”. Like death from high cholesterol is a joke compared to being unable to zip those undersized pants we buy for ourselves in hope,
Whether or not it was her intention, Rashida Jones’ tweets shame women who reveal their bodies and behavior. She tells them to be SEXY, but wants them to adhere to her brand of sexy. This all sounds a lot like Rashida Jones trying to tell women what to do with their bodies.
“Woman Streaker Runs onto Course at Presidents Cup” popped up on CNN’s homepage yesterday. The article contains four brief sentences, two large images of the woman, a screenshot of a highly retweeted and favorited Twitter post, and a link to a “NSFW picture” with due credit given to Alex Myers of Golf Digest.