Wonder Woman is there to kick ass not give you a boner ”
favorite response to some dude saying the Wonder Woman costume isn’t sexy enough on Facebook (via katiebishop)70868
142By using Twitter, 16-year-old Jada has taken control of her story.
#IAmJada, like #YesAllWomen and #SurvivorPrivilege, has worked to give voice to women who have been the victims of sexual assault. What makes #IAmJada different is that it was started by the victim herself and used a direct response to the bullying that she encountered from people online—including from the individuals accused of assaulting her.
Wagatwe Wanjuki, an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and the creator of #SurvivorPrivilege, thinks that social media is a space for victims to reclaim themselves.
“Social media,” she told The Root, “has become a place where people like survivors have found their voices, community with others, and find a sense of empowerment that [they] may not have been able to find offline. I personally was able to use social media to find my voice after a series of disempowering events in my life, and I can tell you that finding spaces where I could speak my truth and get the unwavering support of others was invaluable.”
As for the importance of black women using social media to defend themselves, Wanjuki says, “It’s possible for black women to flip the script on social media; it is often the only place where we may feel that we’re able to do it. We black women are often silenced and ignored, and social media gives space to improve our visibility in a positive way. We can reassert our value and humanity while also having others publicly affirm their solidarity with black women.”
Quoted in The Root about survivors of color using social media to reclaim the narrative around their experiences.
Dear Mr. Hank and John Green,
I just wanted to say you guys have most definitely helped me get through this hard time in my life. My mom passed away about a month ago, and ever since then it has been an ongoing struggle. I saw TFIOS about two weeks after she died, and a…
[Game of Thrones] shows you all the different ways you can wield power. Psychologically. Physically. Sexually… Dragons. ”
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