THE YEAR IN FEM­I­NIST HASH­TAGS

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#RapeCul­tureIsWhen This hash­tag peaked the same day it was launched, on March 25, 2014, and is used to speak out about prac­tices and at­ti­tudes that triv­i­al­ize rape. #IfIWereABoy This peaked on April 7 and is of­ten used in relation to Bey­oncé’s song of the same name. #BringBack­OurGirls First tweeted on April 23, this one peaked on May 10 as a way to raise aware­ness about the 273 Nige­rian school­girls kid­napped by Boko Haram. It’s the most tweeted fem­i­nist hash­tag of 2014. #YesAl­lWomen First tweeted on May 24, this hash­tag is used to share sto­ries about every­day misogyny. It topped one mil­lion tweets in its first 48 hours, gen­er­at­ing the three busiest days for fem­i­nist tweets in 2014. #Al­lMenCan This peaked on May 29, the day after it launched. It’s a coun­ter­part to #YesAl­lWomen and is used to com­ment on how men can bet­ter support women. #Sur­vivorPriv­i­lege First tweeted on April 30, it peaked on June 9. It was cre­ated to re­spond to colum­nist George Will’s state­ment that be­ing a rape sur­vivor has be­come a “cov­eted sta­tus that con­fers priv­i­leges.” #YouOkSis First tweeted on June 7, this peaked three days later. It’s used to en­cour­age peo­ple to stand up for those who are be­ing ha­rassed on the street. #MMIW First tweeted on July 26, 2012, it peaked on Au­gust 19, 2014. It is used to raise aware­ness about miss­ing and mur­dered in­dige­nous women and it was the fourth most popular fem­i­nism hash­tag in Canada in 2014.

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