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I’m not participating in #WomenBoycottTwitter, for two reasons: 1) ask yourself why this solidarity never happened for women of color.
Sadly, the white women who are off Twitter today can’t see the critiques about how #solidarityisforwhitewomen. We need to listen to WOC.
2) As someone who has been targeted by people who want me off Twitter, I’ll never give up my voice. I find strength in words, not silence.
Instead of disappearing, may I suggest amplifying oppressed voices instead? Or even listening yourself, instead of walking away?
We all have to protect ourselves, and Twitter can be a dangerous platform—for some more than others. Ask yourself, “who do I stick up for?”
None of what I’m saying here is original, by the way. So also ask yourself if you’re really only hearing this message because I’m white.
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