Woman Crush Wednesday #WCW

Woman Crush Wednesday #WCW

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Woman Crush Wednesday #WCW is a social game in which Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter user post images of their woman crush on a Wednesday. The trend began in 2010 in response to Man Crush Monday and later evolved into the shortened hashtag #WCW. In 2015, many women began using the tag to express their appreciation for other women.


On September 23rd, 2010, Twitter user @taaayyyllooorrr[9] posted the earliest known mention of woman crush wednesday (shown below). The Tumblr post referred to in the tweet has not been located.

taylr @taaayyyllooorr Awww! D Gielle reblogged my "Woman Crush Wednesday" post of her on tumblr. 2:56 PM Sep 23, 2010 Twitter Web Client


On May 16th, 2012, The Hashtag #WomanCrushWednesday[6] started trending. In July 2013, NBA player Andre Drummond posted a #WCW picture of Actor Jennette McCurdy which led to several dates as reported by Mashable.[5] In September and October various media outlets began writing lists of their favorite woman crush Wednesdays posts as well as explaining what the hashtag means.[2][3]

Over the next few years celebrities joined the trend. On March 12th, 2014, Miley Cyrus posted a #wcw to Twitter which garnered over 17,200 likes in five years (shown below, left). The shorter #WCW abbreviated hashtag became more popular and on January 30th, 2015, Urban Dictionary[1] user K.Le DaVincci defined WCW as "Abbreviation more commonly used on the social site instagram as W.oman C.rush W.ednesday created as a response for MCM (m.an c.rush m.onday)." The hashtag continued to be popular on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr over the next few years with more articles being written on who to follow on WCW.[4] By 2017, the hashtag became linked to women praising women. For example, On May 22nd, 2019, Viola Davis[8] took to Twitter to announce that her costar Aja Naomi King was her #WCW due to her positivity, joy and talent (shown below, right). The tweet garnered over 7,200 likes and 700 retweets in two months.

Miley Ray Cyrus @MileyCyrus #wcw @skyferreira duhhhhhh 1:44 PM Mar 12, 2014 Twitter for iPhone Viola Davis @violadavis Aja King... Michaela... my costar... my peer. She is positivity, joy, talent, wisdom and beauty on steroids. We have only a dash of time to leave a legacy. This woman here will leave a legacy of WORTH instagram.com/p/BxxrDQXhcnx/... #WCW Aja Naomi King 3:54 PM May 22, 2019 Twitter Web App

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BITCHIMBELLATHORNE @bellathorne Now that's what I call a #wcw look at those freckles @ddlovato oco AT&T LTE 7:00 AM Instagram R justjaredjr Fall ashion Remix Your Style Demi Lovato No B This wil get me in trouble, but... The best boots, coats, hoodios (and how to inyer them all Anna Kendrick oningdune Amber Rose UTV Rachel Bloom Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Takes YOUR Questions LowKey Beauty Guide You Need This Period Update Period! How to kinow what'snomal and fx whats not) Now shortcuts for waves, clearskin, the perfect ip 10:01 AM Oct 4, 2016 Twitter for iPhone Gabrielle Union @itsgabrielleu Today's #WCW is @MjRodriguez7. 1 1st met MJ a couple years ago and from the second we saw each other we hugged like long lost friends. She is an incredible culture shifting talent that demands attention. More below Today's #wcw s MJ Rodiguse 1 first met MI a couple years ago and fram the second we sw each hrwe huggod e long lost friends She is an incredible cullure sting talent that demands attention Now in its and season Pose was and contirues to be mast-see TV and MUs character Banca is the rock of the series Blanca is the force PO E 7:01 PM Jul 24, 2019 Twitter for iPhone to get tacos @ThisDopeKid Woman crush Wednesday 11:23 PM Sep 11, 2013 Twitter for Android gibby TheGabbyDavis Who needs celebrities when I have @stephbistransin #WomanCrushWednesday 4:39 PM - May 16, 2012 - Twitter for iPhone ciscoPBCrispO @CiscoPb Can we all agree this is our #WCW EVERY Wednesday #jointhepbcrispsmovement #BRINGBACKPBCRISPS PBS CRISPS site sige Sack NEW Sweet Peanut Butter Creme Insid EYINE Crisp Out 6:43 PM - Aug 7, 2019 Twitter for Android Quixote Studios @QuixoteStudios Crushing on @celestebarber everyday #WCW #QuixoteStudios 2:33 PM Aug 8, 2019 Buffer

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External References

[1] Urban Dictionary – WCW

[2] International Business Times – What Does WCW Mean

[3] Social News Daily – Ten Hottest

[4] Daily Dot – What Does WCW Mean

[5] Mashable – Dating through WCW

[6] Twitter – WomanCrushWednesday

[7] Twitter – Miley Cyrus

[8] Twitter – Viola Davis

[9] Twitter – taaayyyllooorrr

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