one more new York Times Reporter, Taylor Lorenz, Stressed on twitter This is that the #womenempowerment trend did not originate in Turkey, pointing to the fact that black and white photos with the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted have emerged on social media before.
“In 2016, [they] She was to spread the message of ‘Cancer Awareness,’. “Over the years the photo trend has been used to ‘spread positivity’.” One of Lorenz ‘interviewees reported that this latest round was born to “Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, speaking out against Rep. Ted Yoyo’s sexist remarks against him. The floor of Congress last week.
Still, many in Turkey persist that this latest round of black and white selfies first gathered steam there. Author Dr. Pragya Aggarwal posted her own photo on Instagram, which also contained the message:
It was started by Turkish women to say that they are being appealed to the Turkish government’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul conference … It is not just demonstrative, it is expected that it is not just a token, it is A woman of color, Pinar is for Gulfin. Say his name !!
The problem is, millions of non-Turkish women taking part in the #womenempowerment selfie are not naming Pınar Gültekin. Hell, they’re barely even saying Bryo Taylor is. In truth, they are not saying anything more.
Just a few weeks ago, the sharing of information related to Black Lives Matter was sparked by a flood of well-meaning black squares that were the #BLM hashtags. This latest black-and-white trend would effectively prevent #womenempowerment and #womensupportingwomen from being used for anything other than black-and-white selfies for months.