These activists live on a cocktail of fury and feelings, targeting their moral outrage at rape culture, pay inequity and mansplaining.
For them, hashtags are the new sit-ins; they galvanize their troops with such social media campaigns as #YesAllWomen (to demonstrate how sexism impacts everyone) and #CarryThatWeight (a call to arms against sexual assault). The savviest of them have turned their indignation into side gigs, like Roxane Gay, who released a collection of essays last year called Bad Feminist, and Monica Heisey, a Toronto writer and FLARE contributor whose book, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, digs into teen magazine clichés, food policing and female friendships.
TIP: “Humour is a big part of my many posts and rants, while I’m trying to advocate for change. The LOLz make heavy topics more digestible for others and more creative for me.”—Matt McGorry
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