I kind of agree, kind of don’t. I know this might be a little unpleasant but please hear me out.
A hashtag is what the community makes it. For me personally, it’s kind of been a prompt so far. Utz, Dannis, and Furkan (Just quickly saw some) all seemed to “use the hashtag right” in that their content was relevant. So I guess what they did wrong was that they used it at all?
Promoting women is a great cause. I don’t know about you, but I attend women related events at my company including “international women’s day”, where i was actually encouraged to go. Seeing men at these places legitimises these thoughts and events (and these are not my words, they were that of the presenters). Just trying to offer another perspective.
Whilst I agree to a degree that it could be “used for clout chasing”, when the app blows up, it’ll be so much harder to influence the community like you are trying to here due to the sheer number of people. I’d argue that it’s already getting hard.
I want to talk about my last point then. Featured categories and hashtags. Personally, I couldn’t think of a skit or loop that was appropriate because the hashtag kind of just cut me out as I probably wasn’t the appropriate audience. If I could have thought of one I would’ve posted. I don’t know if that makes me a clout chaser. What I’m getting at is I don’t know if these limited things should ever segregate anyone. I know the intent is to promote, but there is a side effect. Everyone was able to participate in roll up or 2020, but now I’m here kinda on the side lines not knowing how to participate in this one.
It’s kinda a catch 22, if the hashtag wasn’t featured, it would likely just be women. But if it is, it gives greater exposure. So then would you be happier that these hashtags were not featured? Or are you willing to let everyone participate? Regardless if it’s for clout or just to show support.