There’s something of a revolution spreading across social media in the United States and beyond.
You can see it in the sharp reaction after Newt Gingrich clashed with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, accusing her of being “fascinated with sex” when she tried to ask him about women who accuse Donald Trump of grabbing them and kissing them against their will.
You can see it in the curious ways in which women changed their social media profiles to include “nasty woman” after Donald Trump used the term to critique Hillary Clinton, and you can see it in the conversations in Facebook pages, where women are newly and openly venting about their encounters with sexism.
You can also see it in the polls and in the increasing likelihood that Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election, propelled by a growing margin of support from women voters.
A feminist revolution? It’s all rather startling, because it wasn’t very long ago that young women were explaining why they had lost interest in feminism. During the primaries, with Clinton running to make history as the first female president of the United States, a new generation of women voters were indeed excited — but not about Clinton. Millennials, including women, were lining up behind Bernie Sanders, yet another white man.