Johanna PalmstrÃ¶m, an amazing young Swedish feminist I met in Denmark last year, alerted me to a Twitter campaign that’s started up in defense of one of Assange’s accusers. She’s being smeared and mistreated on Twitter and in Swedish social media spaces, so feminists there have started a campaign, #prataomdet – in English, #talkaboutit. From Johanna:
In the wake of the doubt and skepticism directed toward the women who filed charges against Julian Assange, journalist Johanna Koljonen recently tweeted openly and intimately about drawing lines, gray areas, and crystal clear violations in sexual situations. Hundreds followed Koljonen’s example on Twitter under the hashtag #prataomdet (“#talkaboutit”). As a result of this debate, several Swedish magazines, newspapers and other media outlets are publishing pieces on the subject. Something is going to change. We are going to dare to #talkaboutit.
Find out more about the campaign here, and please consider tweeting your support!