#WhyILeft and #WhyIStayed Are “Hashtag Activism” at Its Best

An excellent article about an excellent movement. Sometimes what’s typically dismissed as slacktivism can indeed change minds, and that leads to a change in society itself.


2014 hasn’t been a great year for retaining faith in humanity, particularly for those of us who spend a good chunk of our time online. In the last two weeks alone, we’ve seen the Internet used to violate women’s privacy and harass female gamers in the name of a “movement.” The response to TMZ’s leaked video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancé Janay Rice in a Las Vegas elevator, however, prompted a demonstration of the Internet’s all-too-underutilized potential to use its signature powers — providing a microphone, starting conversations, and above all, demanding attention — for good.

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