This weekend marks 12 months both since Donald Trump was inaugurated and since millions of women took to the streets to protest him. The women's march wasn't frictionless, hardly all kumbaya and consensus. But it gave us a vision of what a women-led coalition could look like—and what it could take on: there can be no genuine rejection of sexism, without a rejection of racism, hate, and bias in it all its insidious forms.
Change is incremental, and we have to be patient. But sometimes, one small step forward is so obvious and brilliant we get to feel a little shiver of the revolution to come. Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii and a member of the Senate Judicial Committee, announced earlier this week that she would ask all nominees to the courts to disclose whether or not they've ever committed sexual harassment or assault—under oath.
Women lawmakers plan to wear black to the annual State of the Union address later this month, an echo of attendees at last weekend's Golden Globes, who also wore black dresses and tuxes, and in support of women nationwide, who've spoken out against sexual harassment and assault across multiple industries over the past several months. After NBC reported the news on Twitter, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) confirmed that the effort had been proposed.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".