Women Are Boycotting Twitter For the Day to Protest Harassment and Abuse

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Most recently, the actress' Twitter was suspended after she posted a private phone number during her explosive Harvey Weinstein blowout.

The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter has been circulating across the social media service since a software engineer named Kelly Ellis reportedly raised the idea of the boycott.

The Charmed actress, one of the women named in The New York Times expose of Weinstein's reported sexual misconduct, has been vocal on social media in recent days and used the platform to attack those she views as complicit, including The Weinstein Company's board of directors and actor Ben Affleck.

Other Twitter users have since devised a plan to boycott Twitter on Friday, October 13, in support of women like McGowan who have been silenced for sharing their experiences.

To this, Rose had tweeted, "GODDAMNIT!"

"THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK", McGowan wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of the 12-hour suspension notice. Elizabeth Banks, too, noted she's "taking a mental health break from Twitter", while Gabrielle Union declared, "Let's go".

"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team", Twitter's chief spokesperson told The Times in an email Thursday.

BTW, in case you had any doubts about how Rose was coming back, here's what she tweeted BEFORE all that.

McGowan concluded her tweets by calling on Bezos, 53, to "stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future", the tweeted statement read.

Minutes after model Chrissy Teigen tweeted her support for the boycott she shared examples of the abuse she had received online in response, some of it sexually explicit.

The company's official account also tweeted: "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".

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