#YesAllWomen Campaign Gains Steam on Social Media

By: ABC News Email
By: ABC News Email

What started as a single tweet has exploded into a powerful social media campaign fighting misogyny.

Days after a 22-year-old man with a grudge against women went on a murderous rampage in Santa Barbara, California, the hashtag #YesAllWomen is still trending on Twitter.

The campaign's point is that while not all men are guilty of crimes to women, all women are affected by misogyny. It was reportedly launched by a Twitter user named @GildedSpine.

“Let’s discuss what ‘not all men’ might do, but women must fear,” she wrote, according to Bustle.

Since then, countless men and women have used the hashtag to join in the conversation:

@phoenixarnhorn writes, "Because we're taught "don't leave your drink alone" instead of "don't drug someone." #YesAllWomen

@totalsuzmove says, "Because I shouldn't have had to send my daughters to college with pepper spray and a rape whistle. #YesAllWomen"

Even some men joined in the conversation:
@JustinDennis4 writes, "#YesAllWomen because, as a man, I have never been harassed on the street, but my female friends are harassed on a daily basis."


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