Female-Focused Hashtags

Female-Focused Hashtags

2014 was an amazing year for women and girls, and many of those things were reflected in Hashtags.

The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, is a truly inspiring young woman, and her many accomplishments are touted across Twitter with the hashtag #Malala. At the ripe old age of 17, she has done more things – and more important things – than most of us will do in a lifetime, and she embodies the meaning of courage and tenacity.

#TGIT Thank God It's Thursday

Shonda Rhimes practically owns Thursday nights on television, thanks to her 3 hit shows on ABC, and is one of the most powerful women in Hollywood. All three shows have huge fan bases that love to hang out on Twitter and hashtags help them find each other for convo. Your entire evening can be filled with tweets from these streams: #TGIT, #GreysAnatomy, #McDreamy, #ScandalABC, #gladiators #HTGAWM and of course, #WhoKilledSam.

Girl Scout Badges #TGHT2014

The Girl Scouts of America have launched a campaign to raise $1 Billion dollars by 2020 to help foster leadership among the girls they serve – and are halfway there – using the hashtag #TGHT2014 or #ToGetHerThere.

Little Leaguer Mo’ne Davis was named Sports Illustrated’s SportsKid of the Year after winning the Little League World Series for her team. She makes #ThrowLikeAGirl a compliment. #MoNeDavis

#YesAllWomen became a rallying cry for talking about assaults on women and rape culture, and has sadly found many instances where it could be used this year. From the Santa Barbara shootings to the Bill Cosby allegations coming to light, Social Media has helped make a private conversation public.

#HeForShe on Twitter HQ

Emma Watson spearheaded the #HeForShe Campaign, that sought to enlist the help of men around the world to stand up and join a “solidarity movement for gender equality.”

#WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft were two hashtags in response to the many instances of domestic violence against women that were in the news this year, and #YesMeansYes is the new mantra to try to combat the surge in campus sexual assaults.

Did we miss any important Female-Focused Hashtags? Let us know in the comments below.

Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com.

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