Sigh. I think the intent of the boycott were sound “let’s show Twitter what silencing women #onhere looks like” (for one). I get that.
But activism isn’t just about protester. It’s about organizing across factions. It’s about communication. It involves EFFECTIVE strategy.
It also involves information distribution. The person who I thought organized this is really good at that for #TheResistance. But.
The information Gathering in this project wasn’t done well IMHO. Who spoke to ANY of our leaders & asked their opinion on this?
Did anyone ask housebound or #disabled people, who depend on reaching out via Twitter and had events planned?
And when murmurs started that some women were on the fence or not participating, what happened? Let me shout it so they hear...
Now I have to choice but NOT to join you. You’re having a man we don’t like head up a women’s convention that’s meant to be for ALL of us.
There wasn’t a boycott for Leslie Jones, Michelle Harris-Perry or Jamele Hill.
In the earlier days of the platform when we were abused here, we came to you to stand with us and where were you?
So. No. No. This is my line in the sand. I’m sitting this protest out and people can feel how they like and that’s fine.
I’m not saying we should have had a slumber party and looked at our calendar for a good day to boycott Twitter.
But choosing the day I rely on for connection & emotional support was a big red flag. There was no time to choose an alternative either.
This could have been planned a week out AND had an instance of Mastodon built for it. Or timed with the release of @AdrianCJax’s platform.
Then if Twitter didn’t respond, we never would just never come back.
Now, what happens if Twitter just... disregards this. Are they willing to give up Twitter for good? What are the consequences.
WHAT ARE THE DEMANDS? Even #BlackOut has a website to communicate the idea (there’s that word again.)
So yeah. There are my reasons. Not that I owe anyone an explanation. Not that am I judging anyone who decides to join.
But I am taking note of who is spending the day helping #spoonies or giving #WOCAffirmation.
I meant #blackoutday - not fixing all my typos but that was important.
MELISSA Harris-Perry. I made a lot of typos & missed a lot of autocorrects In rant mode.

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