Today, at the urging on software engineer Kelly Ellis, thousands of women are boycotting Twitter to protest the company’s lack of action on bullying, threats and harassment.
At the same time, a huge number of women of color are rallying around the hashtag
#AmplifyWomen, refusing to be silenced or driven away from twitter by that same bullying, threats and harassment.
As a largely un-harassed white guy, it behooves me to keep my nose out of the intersectionality debate playing out between the two hashtags: I’d be wiser to strap on some snowshoes and go dancing in a minefield. Instead, I’ll focus on the two things on which every sane Twitter user should be able to agree...