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Hashtag activism is a new and innovative way to protest

In recent years, ‘hashtag activism’, a term first coined by The Guardian in September 2011 when discussing the role of social media in the Occupy Wall Street protests, has played an increasingly pivotal role in social justice movements. Activists have used hashtags to raise awareness of particular issues, such as #Kony2012 and #BringBackOurGirls, and to […]

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For men, suicide prevention will take a lot more than a hashtag

Content warning: mentions suicide. We, as a society, have done a disservice to men across the nation. The ‘It’s OK Not to Be OK’ movement swarmed across social media this summer, with celebrities and peers posting pictures advocating for awareness regarding the mass epidemic of male suicide in our society. However, now that the ferocious veracity […]