Women Are Supporting One Another With The #MuteMonday Hashtag

Barack Obama wrote his last tweets from the @POTUS Twitter account on Friday, and Donald Trump took over after inauguration. Now, some of his opponents are unfollowing the account en masse. The feminist newsletter Signal Boost called on women to make something good of their @POTUS unfollows by following "someone working towards the progress we all still believe in." Using the hashtag #MuteMonday, people are telling the rest of Twitter who they're following and why. Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted that she'd chosen New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.
Other choices included Planned Parenthood, the Arab American Action Network, which helps Arab Americans and immigrants around Chicago, and 10 Acts 100 Days, a campaign that holds people accountable for making a difference in politics.
Others are getting caught up in the unfollowing step and losing track of the rest.
As demonstrated by the one million or more people worldwide participating in the Women's March, many women are suspicious of the Trump administration. But rather than simply being against him, the hashtag reminds us to also take a stand for what matters to us. Related Video:
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