Women across the world are showing solidarity with actress Rose McGowan by falling silent on Twitter for one day.
Hundreds of women, including actress Alyssa Milano and model Chrissy Teigen, have said they will not post anything to the microblogging platform on Friday “in protest of women’s voices being silenced.”
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 13, 2017
Ladies. Let's do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
I stand with the women. No more tweets for me too.#WomenBoycottTwitter
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 13, 2017
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 13, 2017
The protest was sparked by Twitter’s temporary suspension of McGowan’s account earlier this week.
The “Charmed” actress has used the service in recent days to repeatedly criticize movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who faces mounting sexual harassment and assault claims. McGowan alleges that she was one of his victims.
She also took aim at other powerful men in Hollywood, including Disney CEO Bob Iger and actor Ben Affleck, who she said knew about the accusations and did nothing.
“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME,” McGowan posted on Instagram, after she was blocked from tweeting, though her account remained live. “THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE.”
A post shared by Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:19pm PDT
Twitter later clarified it had blocked McGowan for sharing a telephone number, “which violates our Terms of Service.”
Once she’d deleted the offending tweet, the website said, McGowan’s account was reinstated. In response, she mockingly questioned the company’s priorities:
when will nuclear war violate your terms of service? https://t.co/72FiiyoZ59
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
While the protest was initially sparked by McGowan’s suspension, it has now developed into a wider effort to make women’s voices heard.
Here are some of the other well-known people taking part:
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 13, 2017
— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) October 13, 2017
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 13, 2017
— Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop) October 13, 2017
I'm with her and her and her and her and her and her and her...#WomenBoycottTwitter
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 13, 2017
Things to do during #WomenBoycottTwitter:
Call a woman you care about, ask how she's doing and actually listen to the answer.
— Damian Ghoulbrook (@damianholbrook) October 13, 2017
Racism, misogyny, war on poor, war on press, possibly actual war, some good puns.
Now u don't NEED Friday twitter.#WomenBoycottTwitter
— Joss Whedon (@joss) October 13, 2017
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 13, 2017
I'm not a fan of silence or absence as a strategy. That said, it's worth a try. See you after midnight tomorrow. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 13, 2017
— Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) October 13, 2017
— NARAL (@NARAL) October 13, 2017
Folks, I will honor #WomenBoycottTwitter - going silent tonight. This is too often a place of bullying abuse. See you on the weekend.
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) October 13, 2017
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) October 13, 2017
— Mohamed Salih (@MohamedMOSalih) October 13, 2017
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.