They say behind every successful woman there’s a group text hypin’ her up, and in the case of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Reporter April Ryan that “group text” would be Twitter.
Recently both women came under attack and received unwarranted scrutiny from comments made by Fox News anchor, Bill O’Reilly, and WH Press Secretary, Sean Spicer.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” O'Reilly reacted to a clip of Rep. Waters delivering a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives in which he responded, “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig.”
Meanwhile, the same level of disrespect was taking place at the White House press briefing when Spicer snapped at Ryan over a question about the administration's image, telling the veteran White House correspondent to "stop shaking your head."
Both snide remarks prompted Missouri-based activist Brittany Packnett to kick off the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork, sparking engagement from black women all over, including celebs Gabrielle Union, Jurnee Smollet, and Maxine Waters herself.
Check out some of the best tweets from the hashtag below.