Using the hashtag #JillAbramson, many of those upset by the firing said they would boycott the Old Gray Lady until it rehires Abramson.
Please boycott the @NYTimes, in print & online, until they rehire #JillAbramson. Do it for all women & for our daughters!#NotBuyingIt— Mommy & Media (@MommyAndMedia) May 15, 2014
Of course, the people calling for the boycott don’t have many followers, and no big names have come out in support of the boycott. Also, the Times' publisher said there was no pay discrepancy, but that hasn’t stopped the outraged from crying foul:
#Sulzberger's tone deaf memo to @nytimes staff re pay inequity issue & firing of #JillAbramson pic.twitter.com/A5W35jN0Vr V @intelligencer— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) May 15, 2014
I wonder if the outrage will stop if the publisher is proved right. Probably not.