Mia Freedman's intentions were good. Her delivery? Not so much...
Earlier this week, Mia tried to start a movement.
She owns Australian women’s network Mamamia and wanted to inspire her followers to take action for a great cause — supporting marriage equality reform.
She did so by publishing a post called “Straight, married women want marriage equality too,” a piece in which she offers other married women — among other arguments — the perspective that legalizing gay marriage will in no way diminish the worth of their own heterosexual marriages.
Thus, they should feel no qualms in supporting marriage equality reform. In fact, they should post photos of their wedding rings with the hashtag #Married4MarriageEquality to show their support.
While her article had well-meaning intentions…
...Twitter didn't quite see it that way.
The backlash came on fast and strong.
Twitter turned her “supportive” hashtag into quite the tirade thread.
Folks had little sympathy for her intentions.
And they let her know.
One critic even developed this nifty mnemonic device.
Sometimes hijacking the hashtag is even more fun than actually using the hashtag properly.
Seems like these folks certainly had fun raging out.
Australia has been grappling with sorting out marriage equality reform for quite some time.
So, it’s understandable that folks from the LGBTQ community and their allies might be outraged by a tweet like this.
Still, Mamamia is far from the enemy…