Women boycott Twitter in wake of Rose McGowan, Harvey Weinstein saga

Women boycott Twitter in wake of Rose McGowan, Harvey Weinstein saga

"In solidarity w @rosemcgowan and all the victims of hate and harassment, Twitter fails to support".

McGowan has been one of the most public detractors of Weinstein since allegations of his sexual misconduct surfaced, encouraging her #ROSEARMY to join her in criticising people who enabled, covered up or defended the alleged abuse. The actress returned to Twitter after her 12-hour suspension with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head.

McGowan's account was suspended Wednesday amidst a tweetstorm against the "Gigli" actor, who she said was well aware of Weinstein's pervy predilections. The social network's lack of transparency has led to a great deal of frustration and confusion.

McGowan, who has been one of Weinstein's fiercest critics, implied the ban was part of a conspiracy in announcing it, saying "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME".

She had tweeted, "Women fight on".

The company added that it is now in touch with McGowan.

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While McGowan has avoided addressing her past with Weinstein directly, she has often seemingly referenced it.

McGowan didn't just unleash her thoughts on Weinstein, but also on several Hollywood figures who have since come out to denounce the former movie producer. "We stand with the courageous women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices".

Representatives for Twitter declined to comment Thursday. I said I was the proof.

But groups of women voluntarily silencing themselves seems like a counterintuitive method of protesting exploitation and abuse that is largely protected by a "code of silence".

McGowan had been unrelenting in her advocacy since last week's New York Times article detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.