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1/No one believed my then 12 yr old daughter when she told CPS Alex’s wife had assaulted her.

Alex knew/allowed this & both have mistreated my kids horribly

Alex Jones is my ex & was verbally abusive to my daughter yesterday, his own kid. Christmas Eve.…
2/People who have followed me for a long time know that I won a jury but lost my kids in an unjust court that has refused to protect my kids according to the best interest standards.

Alex & his wife have been neglectful and abusive to my kids for years, his wife hit my child…
3/ Alex put this woman before our kids.

She testified to believing in corporal punishment when my youngest was in grade school & to drinking while pregnant.

Alex bullied my youngest about her illness & disability… made fun of a kid sick & in pain

The court allowed this
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Welcome to Reclaiming the #DoubleRedZone, Week 1. This week is about raising awareness of the Double Red Zone.

⚠️ TW: Sexual violence statistics. Graphic with red background...
The following content and program include stats on campus sexual violence and trauma and may be triggering.

Please take care of yourself as you read and engage. For immediate assistance, please contact @RAINN at 800-656-HOPE (4673). Graphic with red background...
#RedZone is a time between August-November during which over 50% of campus sexual assaults occur, with the majority of those affected being first-year students. Research shows that there are various contributing factors that attribute to this. Graphic with red background...
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1/ What does it mean to show up in support of Black survivors? Join us in lifting up these cultural demands for Black survivors by Black survivors.

Learn, listen, and take action to see what you can do to show up for Black Survivors.

#SAAM #BelieveSurvivors Images of abstract colors of pinks and oranges in the backgr
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1. Listen to Black Survivors.
2. Resister the urge to be skeptical.
3. Use your voice in love and solidarity. Abstract background of pinks and orange colors with text tha
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4. Call out comments and actions that degrade Black women.
5. Protect Black women, femmes, and girls.
6. Interrogate ALL the -isms and phobias that diminish survivors and their experiences. Abstract background of pinks and orange colors with text tha
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1/ #DenimDay History: A Thread (Trigger Warning)

In 1992 Italy, an 18-year old girl is picked up by her married 45-year old driving instructor for her very first lesson. He takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of one leg of her jeans and
2/ forcefully rapes her. Threatened with death if she tells anyone, he makes her drive the car home. Later that night she tells her parents, and they help and support her to press charges. The perpetrator gets arrested and is prosecuted. He is convicted of rape and sentenced
3/ to jail. He appeals the sentence. The case makes it all the way to the Italian Supreme Court. Within a matter of days the case against the driving instructor is overturned, dismissed, and the perpetrator is released. In a statement by the Chief Judge, he
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In light of the Boston police Union leader child abuse, this is very plausible, even probable. I have 2x, on behalf of someone else, reported, via Title IX - the woman or gay man was not feeling safe enuf to report. Yes, there is blowback when one reports. But we can’t be silent.
I am a mandated reporter as a #pediatrician. I *must* report for my patients or face legal consequences. Am same for staff, students, trainees. But in #EmergencyMedicine who do I call if a child may be unsafe at home? Sometimes, cops. Are cops safe?…
I have seen #mentalhealth and entire life paths destroyed by abusers preying on children like: This happened to too many people I know. I have seen institutions intimidate, mislabel, bury stories of the victims. (Some predators wait until 18th birthday.)…
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To the victim who reported the predator, I believe you. I stand with you. I applaud you. Victims who bring lawsuits against institutions & predators have been forced to do so by the inaction &/or retaliatory actions of these said institutions. It is often the last resort. A 🧵1/9
The hope is that the lawsuit will stop the retaliation, but it doesn’t. Instead institutions double down and continue to protect & hide the perpetrators from any real consequences. They intimidate, retaliate, and focus their wrath on the victim who dared to report the assault 2/9
They present the victim as the bad guy, the nuisance that won’t stop demanding things (aka the basic right to work in a safe environment free of sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, etc). 3/9
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I just want to say that those of us who have been working in gun violence prevention are not at all surprised by what happened this week. We have targeted, harassed & threatened by these kinds people for years. 1/@MomsDemand @Everytown @bradybuzz @GabbyGiffords @sandyhook
Many of us have reached out to @Twitter @Facebook @Google and law enforcement because they have threatened us with rape, home invasion, murdering our kids and pets and extended family members. @shannonrwatts has been especially targeted 2/
For those who are survivors of gun violence like @kharyp and @lucymcbath and the families of Sandy Hook, the harassment is particularly grotesque. Claiming loved ones never existed, blaming them for their own deaths.
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I think this piece is accurate in the extremely narrow sense that there wasn’t a widespread hashtag but fails as cultural commentary.

A quick trip down memory lane to remind us what the conversation was related to #Kavanaugh & #MeToo back then.…
So, first off, Faludi seems right that there wasn’t a huge #BelieveAllWomen phenomena, although “believe all women” was bantered about by some.

But this ignores the rush to believe women without or before evidence in a way that has clear political goals.
Instead of Ford - whose allegations clearly split the country in terms of their credibility - let’s focus on Julie Swetnick, once represented by Michael Avenatti. Her testimony was what started the “gang rape” narrative.
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A lot’s been written about the double standard in how the media/liberals have responded to the Biden/Kavanaugh allegations. But here's a thread laying out just how pervasive that double standard really is.

Here’s a list of the 50 biggest hypocrites:

“I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. My heart broke watching her testify. She’s a hero – brave, compelling, credible”…

“The vice president’s answers were credible and convincing.”…

“I believe her. Many, many, many Americans believe her."…

“Sen. Schumer believes that Joe Biden’s answer has been sufficient and will work as hard as he can to make sure Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump...”…
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THREAD: Stacey Abrams is a #MeToo hypocrite.

As the self-proclaimed governor of Georgia joins Joe Biden on MSNBC tonight, her blatantly political dismissal of Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations proves one thing...…
Abrams is a ‘Me Too’ hypocrite who puts her own political ambitions ahead of survivors.

Actively campaigning to be Biden’s running mate, Abrams has been more than happy to ditch her “believe survivors” principles even amid growing corroboration of Tara Reade’s story.
Abrams’ crass dismissal of Tara Reade and support for Joe Biden simply cannot be reconciled with her relatively recent statements about believing and trusting women who level allegations of sexual assault:
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I went through the Twitter accounts of 35 Democrats who have endorsed Joe Biden since Tara Reade came forward with her accusation on March 25. Compare what they had to say about Kavanaugh and #MeToo to their silence now.…
Some highlights:

@SpeakerPelosi: "We must #BelieveSurvivors"

@PramilaJayapal: "@JoeBiden is not answering the question about #MeToo Or is his answer 'get men involved'?"

@SenatorBaldwin (potential VP pick?): "Believe women."
.@senwarren: "Many survivors of sexual assault choose not to speak out, for a thousand different reasons. But when they do, they deserve to be heard."

And perhaps most stunning, @RepKatiePorter: "We must take *all* claims of sexual assault seriously regardless of party."
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5 years ago, I was a Nanny in a man's home. He was married but that did not stop him from drugging me & entering my room & raping me. It was on Friday the 13th & the day before Valentines Day. He went out to dinner the next day to celebrate V-day w/ his wife. #IBelieveTaraReade
That whole week he was hostile & threatening to me. Friday one week after it happened. He spent 2 hours stomping above my bedroom (He designed the home). He only stopped when I turned my light on. I was terrified for my life.
The next day, to disarm him, because I was so afraid, I acted like everything was normal. At the end of the day, I collected my pay for the week & that evening when I was off work, I left for good.
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On the anniversary of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, I'm sharing some video & photos I took that day outside #SCOTUS where thousands gathered to protest.
We lost that day. #KavanaughLied.
He has the seat; for now.
#ReclaimTheCourt #ImpeachKavanaugh
This was @SenJeffMerkley in front of #SCOTUS on the day of the Kavanaugh confirmation where thousands had gather to protest.
Do not forget the Senators who voted for him.
#KavanaughLied #ImpeachKavanaugh
.@SenWarren telling us her 30-day plan in front of #SCOTUS on the day of the Kavanaugh confirmation where thousands had gather to protest. You can hear someone shout "Run for President"
Remember Senators who voted for him
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The silencing of survivors happens in many (nuanced) ways. One of them is the attitudes that are held by those in positions of power. #BelieveSurvivors #StopTheViolence
When those in power express their problematic attitudes and mindsets, survivors become unwilling to employ the mechanisms that are available to access the assistance they need.
We all carry the responsibility to understand sexual violence for what it is, and to unlearn the problematic mindsets which drive and aggrevate sexual violence in our communities.
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Hi. I’m Gemma, proud working mum of 2 and cofounder of @UKCultureShift. I thought I’d properly introduce who I am and what we do. #CultureShift is our #TechForGood business whose mission is to positively change culture. Our first product is called @reportsupport_ Image
It’s an #onlinereportingsystem which allows those who have experienced or witnessed any kind of #harassment or #abuse to report it and find the support they need ❤️
From an organisations point of view it allows you to respond to situations more effectively as well as monitor and tackle any worrying #culturaltrends.
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Real talk: The moment ONE victim comes forward with a credible allegation that they have been sexually assaulted, an investigation must be opened into what happened. #FairfaxResign #BelieveSurvivors #MeToo
Appropriate measures must taken regarding the alleged perpetrator's behavior, including but not limited to suspension from job duties while the investigation is occurring. #FairfaxResign #BelieveSurvivors
Suspension is not a punitive measure. It is done to protect the public & ensure that the internal investigation doesn't get derailed by the accused who would still have access to files, computers, company cell phone, etc. that could hold evidence. #FairfaxResign #BelieveSurvivors
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Earlier today @ToddHaberkorn made a response to @jessiepridemore’s post regarding an incident with @vicmignogna. #kickvic…
He decided to include me in this response so I wanted to help add to the narrative.
I was surprised that Todd decided to use her post about surviving an assault to all but say “it was me” to the other part of Jessie’s story around the unnamed VA in this post. You were not called out by name so you thought that jumping in and saying it you was a good idea?
To include my name and not others who were there that evening who are not heavily involved in the anime industry still is a calculated move. To share screenshots of a private conversation without asking permission is a calculated move.
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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: My 2018 Heroine


On September 27, 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford raised her right hand, swore to tell the truth to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and changed history—especially of the #MeToo movement.


While Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed to SCOTUS, Dr. Ford's testimony exampled that of a courageous survivor speaking truth to power on national television. This is how awareness is raised.


At first glance, Dr. Ford didn't appear to be courageous. In fact, she didn't believe herself to be. But as a fellow survivor, I know how much it takes to be fearful and to do what one thinks is right regardless. This IS courage.


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The Media's Obsession With @MichaelAvenatti Has Gone Far Enough…
It is time for the media to have a serious reckoning about Michael Avenatti. The “Creepy Porn Lawyer” was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony domestic battery in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the news isn’t a huge surprise given his public track record.
Since becoming a household name in March, he has lied about potential evidence, manipulated his client’s statement, been accused of outright fraud, failed to pay millions in taxes, and was ordered to pay a $10 million judgement to a former associate.
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Mueller accuses opponents of offering women money to make 'false claims' about him
Special counsel Robert Mueller has referred to the FBI allegations that women were "offered money" to make "false claims" about him, a spokesman said Tuesday.
"When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation." spokesman Peter Carr says.
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Minn. Dem. Chairman @KenMartin73: ‘I Don’t Believe’ Credible @KeithEllison Accuser…
We conducted an outside, independent investigation, and that investigation showed we could not substantiate her claim of domestic abuse. And so I do not believe her — I believe our investigation.”
So, Dems can decide not to #BelieveWomen after an investigation shows the claims can’t be substantiated. Where are all the liberal feminist #BelieveSurvivors Kavanaugh mobs?
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TONIGHT: Spend "60 minutes" phone banking to support Democratic House candidates in Swing Districts.

We'll watch the Presidential interview for you and update with the hashtag #TellEveryVoter because that's who we want to reach. Ready?…
.@60Minutes is on. Time to start dialing. Share your success stories with #TellEveryVoter…
Trump believes climate change will "go back," which is why his administration isn't doing anything about it and he doesn't trust scientists #TrumpIsLying #TellEveryVoter…
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1) Columbus Day 2018 is half time at the 2018 Mid-Term Bowl. The score is GOP 17 and Democrats 16. Let’s recap the first half.

#BlueWave #RedWave #2018MidTermElections…
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.

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After Kevin Cramer characterized #MeToo as "victimization," I thought it'd be helpful to look into Kevin's backstory.

Turns out this is one of the least misogynistic things he's ever said.
Buckle up, North Dakota & meet your possible future Senator.

(2) Cramer made national news with his hot take on Kavanaugh.

“My point was that there was no type of intercourse or anything like that...that nothing happened in terms of a sexual … event, beyond, obviously, the attack... Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?"

(3) Because there was no penetration, Cramer argues, there was no assault. And really, who hasn't been drunk and tried to rape a woman. Am I right? 👀

This is a guy endorsed & supported by GW Bush and Trump because of course, he is.
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