Technology: Chirp Up

New research shows that beyond being a convenient way to find pictures of cats and updates from celebrities, twitter may actually make women feel better about themselves. Dr. Mindi Foster of Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada led the research, which looked at the ways female undergraduate students felt after tweeting either publicly, privately or not tweeting at all about issues of sexism. Results showed that women who tweeted publicly felt best about themselves. As Mic’s Liz Plank summed it up on “Krystal Clear,”: “Tweeting doesn’t just give you an outlet to express yourself, it also makes women feel less helpless in the face of inequality.”

Contributor: Phoebe Roe


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