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#WOCAffirmation Emerges After Feminists Call for Silent Twitter Boycott: ‘We Can’t Afford to Be Silent’


#WOCAffirmation became a worldwide trending topic. (Getty Images)

While many women decided to abandon Twitter today, non-white ladies decided to blow up the social media platform to make their voice heard. #WOCaffirmation became a worldwide trending topic, firmly placing the focus on Black women and other non-white women.

It’s purpose: to put a bullhorn to the struggles and aspirations of women of color (WOC). The hashtag emerged hours after #WomenBoycottTwitter sprung up Friday, Oct. 13. That’s when ladies like Ava DuVernay urged white women to put the spotlight on Black women — whose voices aren’t always heard.

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And several did just that …

… as well as amplifying their fellow women of color.

Even men jumped in.

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