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Why #YesAllWomen is One of the Best #Hashtag Movements Yet 

#Hashtag movements have come and gone in Twitter’s history exciting social media activists everywhere. But #YesAllWomen, sparked by the violent sexism of Elliot Rodger the UCSB shooter, brings something new to the Twitter sphere that campaigns like #Kony2012 and #BringBackOurGirls couldn’t quite capture. #YesAllWomen gives the victims and activists of the movement a voice and places their personal stories front and center. Unlike other movements they become the key actors in spreading messages about feminism, rape-culture, misogyny and violence. These discussions are not being imported to Twitter from foreign countries but are instead being delivered directly from the victims to the perpetrators.

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Lucille Ausman

Lucille Ausman is a (more-or-less) native Central Oregon currently interning at the Source while on break from Smith College, where she Smith's student newspaper The Sophian and works as an undergraduate research assistant for the Anthropology department as a STRIDE Scholar. Just like every other girl of her generation...
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