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From Ananya to Sara: Here’s why everyone is sharing black and white pictures on social media

Women across the world are posting photos on social media with the hashtag #WomenSupportingWomen and #ChallengeAccepted

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2020 10:48:55 am
A similar challenge took place in 2016 to spread awareness about cancer. (Photo: Ananya Panday/ Bhumi Pednekar/ Radhika Apte/ Sara Ali Khan/ Instagram, designed by Gargi Singh)

If you have been active on social media of late, you would have seen women sharing black and white pictures of themselves with the hashtags #WomenSupportingWomen and #ChallengeAccepted. The latest social media challenge aims to spread a message on female solidarity and women empowerment.

But this is not the first time women have taken to sharing black and white images of themselves as part of a social media challenge. Back in 2016, such pictures were shared to spread awareness for cancer. This time, the trend has picked up massively with reportedly 6,020,245 posts as of today under the hashtag challenge accepted.

The current challenge emerged because of a 27-year-old woman being murdered in Turkey. This has led to the eruption of widespread protests and exposes the rampant discrimination that takes place against the women. Recently, the rights of women in Turkey came under threat because the government says that the decision threatens traditional values.

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Take a look at who all has taken up the latest social media challenge:

 

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A post shared by Ananya 💛💫 (@ananyapanday) on Jul 26, 2020 at 10:08am PDT

 

 

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A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) on Jul 27, 2020 at 12:14am PDT

 

 

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A post shared by Bhumi✨ (@bhumipednekar) on Jul 27, 2020 at 4:46am PDT

Bhumi Pedenkar posted a picture with the caption: “Love, Support, Be kind & Fly High 💓#ChallengeAccepted.”

 

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A post shared by Radhika (@radhikaofficial) on Jul 26, 2020 at 11:34pm PDT

Women are nominating other women privately or by posting a story and tagging them, asking them to post a black and white photo and further nominate other women while mentioning the importance of female friendships and the need to support each other through thick and thin.

 

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A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on Jul 26, 2020 at 8:59pm PDT

Cara Delevingne too posted a picture with a heartwarming caption: “#ChallengeAccepted 🖤 ‘Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.’ Always lift up and empower the women in your life. #WomenSupportingWomen

 

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A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:13pm PDT

While Demi Lovato said: “To all the strong women who’ve nominated me… #challengeaccepted

 

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A post shared by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jul 26, 2020 at 4:01pm PDT

Khloe Kardashian wrote: ” To all my Queens- Let’s spread love and remember to be a little kinder to one another 🤍 #womensupportingwomen

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