Race and the Digital: Racial Formation and 21st Century TechnologiesMain Menu"From Tweets to Streets?" A Research Project with Digital Supplement"The Digital Divide" Research ProjectsRace and the Digital BlogIntersectionality and TaggingCourse SyllabusSyllabus for Race and the Digital at UCLAStatement of Values: Digital Ethnic StudiesContributors' PortfoliosAbout "Race and the Digital"Genevieve Carpiocbaef6f4fe1847cc774ee8ef5c2d6efb0a58fda3Kid Cometb62a4423d252f961609f416b7188ffbc7d84a7d3Yesenia Melgoza-Fernandeza6a8d8933b14c7be3a522d5102f92c9dfe52e9b2Michie Ortiz25daabac1577ec1d12a68b2c0b0a15c4dba1374bEduardo D. Garcia6e60d0784abf2b990f3510cceb60101259a8bdd3Alan Evangelistaf3e41e7c002a037bb13d71a1e837eb5bf5bef12fAna Victoria H.37ae5307effd9bccccea4f0fe7958d15cee30e07Arturo Sotelo38025c1bb15e36f2beff44b22df47fac513c339faade8e08161ecdfbe4206b74479dee1c1d007a58c4Ashley Martinez-Munoza5a71a08c4c1c5dc7904ffcbc148c4f2edb1e723Ebony Paramodca8ce0b7a38097adb1b511e4c75690f833171f0
12016-05-25T21:18:51-07:00Ashley Martinez-Munoza5a71a08c4c1c5dc7904ffcbc148c4f2edb1e72388773plain2016-06-08T21:46:29-07:00Ashley Martinez-Munoza5a71a08c4c1c5dc7904ffcbc148c4f2edb1e723There have been various social movements that center around women and the injustices they face within their lives. It is #Yesallwomen that has been the most popular social media movement bringing attention to those injustices faced by women online instead of offline. #Yesallwomen is an open social media movement that allows all women of different age, race, and personal identities to come together and share their stories of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Even men are welcomed into the social media movement in order to share their own comments, support, or concerns of such stories that are shared. Twitter was the foundation of such a social media movement, and with the advancement of digital technology, such a social media movement was permitted to spread to other new media platforms. #Yesallwomen is a digital activism movement that has empowered women from tragedies such as the one that occurred in Isla Vista, California. Social movements have always been about bringing together people that share a similarity in bringing about change to a certain social or political movement, and #Yesallwomen did just that except with a different approach. The digital world can be utilized as a tool to give those who feel suppressed voices and bring attention to a dilemma that many people turn their backs to. #Yesallwomen along with other social media movements have demonstrated that the digital humanities in fact has an important role in our daily lives and our digital participation/activity. Sometimes the digital world may tear us apart in showing our differences and allowing us to shun one another publicly or even privately, but such a powerful social media movement as this shows that it can sometimes also bring us together. We are one, and one's war/battles can affect us all whether we give recognition or not.