How to be a feminist: How to speak out on social media
When you start to question the power of feminism, you are likely to encounter a backlash from many who don’t share your views.
But if you’re smart, you can overcome the social media backlash and speak up on the right issues at the right time.1.
You are not a target to harass or stalk2.
You have a right to say anything you want on your own terms3.
You can’t silence yourself or others4.
You cannot be silenced by others5.
You don’t have to be on a list or blacklist to be part of a movement.
And if you have any of these problems, then this is the forum for you.1.)
The forum is a place for the conversation to continue.
The more that people are able to discuss the issue at hand, the more we will be able to build a society where all of us feel safe and free to share our views.2.)
It’s a space where everyone is welcome to be an active participant.
If you are in a position of privilege, and you feel the need to speak up, there’s no shame in speaking up.3.)
There are no “correct” answers or “wrong” answers to the issues that are at the core of feminism.
You may be right, or you may be wrong.4.)
You can make your own contributions, and share them in an open forum.
It’s your right to speak your mind.5.)
If you do decide to speak on an issue, you will get the benefit of the doubt from people in the forum.
The only thing that will stop someone from speaking out is the power that we have as feminists to speak our minds.