Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham + More Join #YesAllWomen Campaign With Tweets

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Celebrities are using the hashtag #YesAllWomen to raise awareness that all women are affected by misogyny. And sadly yes, this is still happening today!

The Twitter campaign started and gained momentum after it was revealed that Elliot Rodger, the man behind the killing spree in Santa Barbara on Friday, wrote a manifesto promising revenge on women.

Roger killed six people before taking his own life, sparking the online conversation about the dangers of misogyny.

Check out the tweets below:

Because I once flew cross country sitting next to James Toback #YesAllWomen
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) May 25, 2014

The #YesAllWomen thread is heartbreaking.
— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) May 25, 2014

#YesAllWomen Because recognition of human dignity elevates all of us.
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) May 26, 2014

#YesAllWomen do not have same rights as men, suffer the worst consequences of armed conflict, are too often targeted for sexual violence
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 27, 2014

Because I’m raising a son. Respect, admiration, and appreciation instead of anger, contempt, and entitlement. #YesAllWomen
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) May 27, 2014

I shouldn’t have to hold my car keys in hand like a weapon & check over my shoulder every few seconds when I walk at night #YesAllWomen
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) May 25, 2014

I’ve been off twitter all day… Just now reading the #YesAllWomen tweets. Powerful. Very powerful.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) May 25, 2014

In high school a very disturbed boy told me if I didn’t choose to love him he would make me, followed by a series of graphic threats…
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 26, 2014

… My school handled it quickly and never questioned how I’d “provoked” him and it told me that I matter. I wish that for every woman.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 26, 2014

Love that these celebrities are bringing this to light in such a united fashion!

8 comments

  1. I don’t think a lot of people have grasped that Elliot had aspergers and was severely mentally ill. He wasn’t a normal guy who happened to be sexist.

  2. Sorry, just to be clear: Elliot was a very high-functioning autistic. He was smart enough to get into college but had no social skills or understanding of other humans the way most people do. But yes, the campaign is a good one.

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