Social Media’s Impact on Feminism

By:  Alexis Martinez

Feminism has evolved immensely throughout the past few decades. Most recently, social media has influenced Feminism is more ways than possible. It’s become a giant movement throughout the world. Millions of feminists can now connect just through the internet.

Social Media has been a platform for us to share our stories. We can all talk about our different experiences and we can educate others. Many of times, people feel ashamed to share their stories but now we have a whole community who we can talk to. Tumblr, twitter, and even Facebook has made it easier for all of us to connect.

Twitter has made a huge difference in the feminist movement with hashtags! It’s a silly thing to think about but hashtags can create a huge wave on the internet. The simple hashtag #StandWithPP shows that you stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood and it gets your followers interested. There’s actually a term called “hashtag activism”. This may not seem effective but it’s an easy way to bring a whole community together.

One of the biggest impacts from social media was the Women’s March. On January 21, 2017 hundreds of thousands of people traveled to Washington D.C. to protest the presidency of Donald Trump. There were hundreds of sister marches around the country and world.

Visit this link https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-involved to find out ways to get involved with Planned Parenthood! You can also find us on twitter @PPact, Instagram @plannedparenthood, and on Facebook!

Sources

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/how-social-media-changing-the-feminist-movement

http://girltalkhq.com/how-social-media-has-changed-and-amplified-the-modern-feminist-message/