Twitter Attempts To Show Us What Women Want – In Four Words

Women's March, 21 January 2017

Last year, the hashtag, ##WhatWomenWantIn5Words trended on Twitter, originating from a hashtag game. Today the words got trimmed to 4 and blew up on Twitter, giving us more insight into the matters most on women’s minds today. Here is a small collection of some of the stand-out tweets so far.

From pro-choice advocacy group, NARAL:

Senior Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and a small group of GOP aides have been busy crafting Trumpcare behind closed doors in secrecy, but not many other people have seen the bill, though it will impact all Americans and all women. Certainly people of all genders need more transparency into the latest attempt to replace the ACA.

The Twitter page for The Women’s March had a clear response: Liberation and Health Care for all. They also chimed in with #ShowUsTheBill.

British former MP and novelist and Conservative Louise Mensch has something else in mind:

Louise has been ahead of the game on the Trump-Russia investigations and has already envisioned a President Orrin Hatch taking on Putin. Mensch shared the sentiment of impeaching Trump with a great many other tweets, though Trump did have some supporters out there, even though so far he hasn’t won favor in the women’s rights department. Consider The Women’s March as just one example, with over 2.6 million protesting his administration.

Planned Parenthood tweeted that 1 in 5 women have relied on them for reproductive health care in their lifetimes. Though Republicans target them out of political reasons surrounding abortion, they don’t receive government funding for that, and only 3 percent of services are related to abortion. Title X doesn’t allow federal funds to be used for abortions. It’s fake news that has caused Republicans to target Planned Parenthood. Many women are demanding support for health care services they rely on through PP.

One popular Brooklyn Dad had an amusing take on the Planned Parenthood issue:

Investigative Journalist, Vicotria Brownworth shared her thoughts in a little more than 4 words, with a graphic of our beautiful former First Lady:
“Men to stop raping.
Men to stop killing.
Men end their violence.”

The ACLU tweeted their concise choice, “Civil rights and liberties.”

For Serra Sippel, President of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), fighting Trump’s global gag rule is the top priority today. Trump signed the global gag rule into effect January 23rd, effectively banning funding for international organizations that “offers or advises on abortion-related services in cases other than rape, incest or life endangerment.” He also expanded the gag rule to include programs to address HIV and certain infectious diseases. This means life or death for women all over the world.

There were also numerous tweets in support of California Senator Kamala Harris, who experienced many interruptions from her male colleagues as she questioned Jeff Sessions during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week. Some tweets were even in favor of Kamala Harris for President.

Equality in human rights, pay, and opportunity were other big priorities.

For Mayor of D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, equal representation in Congress is the goal:

For UN Women, the goal is broader, “A gender equal world”

Of course, many men weighed in too, but they generally demonstrated that they haven’t figured it out yet, except for perhaps this one guy below: Let women tell us what they want and then listen–attentively 🙂

We support equal representation, rights, and pay for all Americans.

Related: If The Majority Ruled, Women In The US Would Run Everything


Featured image via Wikimedia Commons, Women’s March, 21 January 2017

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