How do you stay on top of your Twitter feeds? By following the women who are trending
Posted On August 7, 2021
The world has been mesmerised by the rise of the women’s movement.
A new generation of women are using Twitter to voice their grievances, share their opinions and raise funds for causes.
But what does it mean for a woman when she or he tweets about a certain topic?
And how does it affect her or him in real life?
In a world where Twitter is inundated with women’s grievances, the answer is simple.
It means a woman is being targeted, harassed and attacked.
But what does the trend really mean?
Is it really about women?
Or are we simply following the trend, or is it all part of a larger plot to control us?
“The trend is an example of how women are being pushed back into the background,” says Jessica Biermann, director of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
“What’s happening in this particular area is the direct result of men being pushed aside.”
The rise of women in technology, media and academiaAs the number of women on the internet has grown, so has the number who are on the receiving end of online abuse.
For women, the internet is often a haven for harassment and abuse.
Women can be targeted on Twitter for their political opinions, or for simply using the hashtag #NotYourShield.
This has become so bad that a group of feminist activists are calling for Twitter to do more to curb online harassment.
“It is important that women on Twitter have equal access to social media spaces and that they are not treated like second class citizens,” they wrote in a letter to Twitter.
The group of women argues that Twitter has a duty to protect women and has not been doing enough to do so.
They say that Twitter’s policies are failing to protect them from online abuse, and they call on the company to change.
“We feel that it is imperative that Twitter work to address this systemic problem and to implement policies that prevent harassment and the perpetuation of it,” they write.
They argue that Twitter is failing to address harassment because it is not clear what constitutes harassment.
A spokesperson for Twitter said that they do not know the definition of abuse, but that they believe it is a range of behaviour including “trolling, harassment, bullying and threats”.
They also point to other issues, such as the way in which women are excluded from the platform, such that there is “no way to know if you have been targeted for the content you have posted or whether you have actually been the target of an abusive tweet”.
“The reality is that this is a problem that exists, but it is one that is largely hidden and not being addressed,” the spokesperson said.
Twitter says that it has taken steps to protect its users, and that it’s working to better understand the nature of the issue.
But some women say that they have not received any response to their concerns.
“I think it’s because I have a problem with the way Twitter works and how it operates,” says Lauren, a journalist who works for the Huffington Post UK.
“I don’t think they really understand what is going on.”
Lauren says that she has been targeted by people who have labelled her a “whore” and called her a rapist.
She says that when she received a rape threat she immediately called the police, but she also says that Twitter was not aware of the threats.
She also says she has not received support from Twitter because she is not a woman of colour.
“The only reason I have not had a response to my harassment and my threats is because I am a woman,” she says.
“The fact that I’m a woman does not matter.”
Laurel says that while she is aware of other women on social media who have been victims of harassment, she feels that Twitter does not do enough to protect her from abuse.
She feels that the company has a responsibility to address the problem and is not doing enough.
“There are too many men in power,” she said.
“Twitter has a lot of white men on its board.
And I’m not saying that there’s no problem with white men being on the board, but the company does not have enough women.””
The world has seen women’s oppression and it’s not just about how they look.
It’s about how people treat them.
If they treat them well, then there is no problem.
I think that is a big problem,” Lauren adds.