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Did you know that some countries have had to make a specific law against Femicide?

Imagine this: A separate law from just 'murder'. <Thread>

Yesterday, November 25 was International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. #ViolenceAgainstWomen 1/
Femicide is not a widespread term among people, and many who have heard of it (even women), don't understand the difference between 'Femicide' and the general term of 'Murder'.

Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. 2/
Femicide is not exclusive of other crimes against women. It is the result of symptomatic misogyny & machismo that runs rampant in many cultures. Despite the constant stream of political expression that Women are Equal to Men, we are far from this concept even in this country. 3/
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Last night, I listened to the final installment of @Slate's "Slow Burn," about the Starr investigation. Episode 8 is about the rape accusation made against @BillClinton by Juanita Broaddrick, a nursing home owner who worked on his 1978 campaign. That's her on the right:
Like most of the podcast, it was beautifully done: the way @LeonNeyfakh handles women's stories is a model for good historical work. The interview w/ #LindaTripp, for example contains a great twist where confesses he has secretly recorded her as she recorded #MonicaLewinsky.
@LeonNeyfakh's treatment of #MonicaLewinsky also reveals her as simultaneously emotionally young and vulnerable; as a woman with tremendous agency; and as a tough cookie who deserved better than to have been made a figure of fun on the political left and the right.
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@mickspubservice @drk689 @abc7newsbayarea More 1) grandfather was ex-CIA agent Nicholas Deak 2) Father Ralph Blasey II worked for 3 CIA fronts (Red Coats, Data Watch, Admiral Security System 3) Brother Ralph Blasey worked for Baker Hostetler (behind GPS Fusion, fake dossier leading to Russian investigation (con't)...
@mickspubservice @drk689 @abc7newsbayarea ...4) BFF is Monica McLean ex-lawyer at FBI/DOJ 5) Ford was head of CIA internship program at Stanford 6) Ford lied under oath when asked if she prepped anyone on polygraph test #Kavanaugh #ChristineBlaseyFord
@mickspubservice @drk689 @abc7newsbayarea ...7) The other #Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick worked w/ #ChristineBlaseyFord 's father Ralph Blasey II from 1989-2003 at Development Alternatives Inc, a co. run by the CIA #KavanaughConfirmation
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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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I’m going to say it. “I don’t believe #ChristineBlaseyFord”.

She doesn’t come off as credible or genuine in her testimony, it looks like she’s acting or is manufacturing emotions, while describing the assault.

Everyone she claimed as a witness, can’t corroborate her story
They have either said that they don’t remember or that it never happened.

She has claimed she has a fear of flying, but travels by airplane for vacations and work, but couldn’t fly to testify?

She also claimed that no one offered to come to her. We know this is a lie.
Republicans offered to fly out to her and have a closed interview, her and her lawyers refused.

Her emotions while testifying were all over the place.

Talking about alleged sexual assault: Weeping, head down, voice crackling.

Any other time during questioning : Having fun.
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#TRUTH

There are many inconsistencies, or even outright lies, when it comes to the "story" outlined by #ChristineBlaseyFord. Here are a few:
# people at party
# timing/year of party
# location of party
# never mentioned Kavanaugh by name until July 2018
# layout of party
# your self-identified "witnesses" all refute that they attended any such party
# your long-time friend #LelandKeyser further states she has never met #JudgeKavanaugh
# you never mentioned this assault to anyone prior to 2012 therapy session...including during long-term relationship
# you claimed the revelation of abuse came from a therapy session in 2012 w/your husband, prompted by an argument over wanting 2 front doors to your home...
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People ask what #patriarchy is. Think “Jim Crow” and apply it to women—all women. It’s a web of systems, structures, practices and believes that enforce gender hierarchy and silence women. 1/
#This is what #patriarchy looks like in the US right now. 2/
And #patriarchy looks like #this. Yesterday, .@OrrinHatch refused to listen to women and their concerns. 3/
washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/…
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1/ There are many nonverbal signs indicating relative levels of confidence. During last week's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford exhibited contrasting examples of one such signal.
2/ When a person raises their right hand to be sworn-in before testifying, if their fingers and/or thumb are spread apart - it signals low levels of confidence.
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My story about my vague memories of being sexually assaulted. <THREAD>
2) On a fall day in 2002, I had a car accident on college campus and went to the ER. My Emergency room doctor was noticeably young, tall, dark and handsome. As a college student, I noticed that he was not wearing a wedding band.
2) On a fall day in 2002, I had a car accident on college campus and went to the ER. My Emergency room doctor was noticeably young, tall, dark and handsome. As a college student, I noticed that he was not wearing a wedding band. A few months later, my 21st birthday had passed.
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If you want to live in a nation that is "led" by a man who would mock someone who was the victim of a violent sexual assault then we are very different people.

Trump's behavior today was that of a playground bully. They were the words that a bully utters and then laughs.

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The bully imagines, and may even hear, the world laughing with him, but the chuckles are only from his hangers-on and those hoping to impress the bully.

The rest of the world only turns its head to look away. They hope that someone, anyone, will intervene.

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They almost always get away with it, though, bullies.

And Trump will likely get away with this, like always.

#ChristineBlaseyFord passed a lie detector test on the day of her grandmother's funeral. No one non-partisan or credible has questioned her credibility.

3/
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1/ The following is my second analysis of a portion of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on 27 September 2018.
2/ JOHN KENNEDY (beginning at 3:45:39): "I’m — I’m sorry, judge, for what you and your family have been through. And I’m sorry - for what Dr. Ford and her family have been through. It could have been avoided [long pause] Do you believe in God?"
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1.) #RachelMitchell, prosecutor hired by @senjudiciary Republicans writes 5-page memo sent to all @GOP senators on the #ChristineBlaseyFord testimony last night. “I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee.”
2.) Last page of the #RachelMitchell memo 👇🏼
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Rachel Mitchell is about to get hell from the Left and she shouldn’t. Her findings were fact based and logical. Once upon a time (pre-DJT) a mainstream journalist would’ve come to the same conclusions.
Oh dear...
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Let's talk about sex, #Kavanaugh & Venn diagram overlap of male entitlement.

I've written a lot about sex in various contexts. In the late 80s/early 90s I also gave safe sex workshops back when folks my age were dying 24/7 from #AIDS. My 1st book was on juvenile prostitution.
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Most of us know consensual and non-consensual sex differ. The entirety of #Kavanaugh's defense and his defenders' outrage is predicated on the presumption that no teenaged boy knows what consent is.

THEY. KNOW.

Some, like their adult counterparts, don't care.

This is key.
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Since #MeToo we've seen egregious serial rapists like #BillCosby and #HarveyWeinstein exposed & attempts made to prosecute them.

But there are "lesser" sexual assaults we've given a lighter hand to: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Louis CK--too many to list.
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And if the FBI report comes back and is not favorable to #ChristineBlaseyFord what then? Will the Democrats be equally eager to throw the book at her? #VoteRedToSaveAmerica #VoteRedorAmericaIsDead
This is a bad day for men. Accusations made and no corroboration but still you must prove that you are innocent. Yes, women are attacked and yes women lie. This is an attempt to stop Kavanaugh from sitting on the Supreme Court. #VoteRedToSaveAmerica #VoteRedorAmericaIsDead
We are entering the rabbit hole stage of the investigation. Beware, once you enter you will never come to the end. #ConfirmJudgeKavanaugh #VoteRedToSaveAmerica #VoteRedorAmericaIsDead
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4347: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings - Part I • #Nonverbal #Emotional #Intelligence #KavanaughHearings #ChristineBlaseyFord #BrettKavanaugh #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage
1/ In case you hadn't heard, on Wednesday 27 September 2018, both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
2/ This hearing could supply a year's worth of nonverbal teaching examples and it would close to impossible to analyze the entire event in one session. Thus, what follows is the first of several analyses of this historic exchange.
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@sweetietoes2 So #ChristineBlaseyFord is Paula Blasey and she looks like Sandy Mendler? Who is this?

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@sweetietoes2 “Sandy Mendler” bears an UNCANNY resemblance to Christine Blasey Ford / Paula Blasey and is Facebook friend of Russell Ford and Paula Blasey.

NOT KOSHER

facebook.com/profile.php?id…

google.com/search?q=sandy…
@sweetietoes2 If anyone is listening please archive all of this offline
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.@nycsouthpaw: When career prosecutor Rachel Mitchell asked #Kavanaugh about his drinking & the July 1 party where Judge and Smyth were in attendance – a key date that aligns with Ford's account – Republican senators then came to his rescue and benched her yahoo.com/news/kavanaugh…
American Bar Association: delay #Kavanaugh confirmation vote until an FBI investigation is completed into the sexual assault allegations against him #KavanaughHearings cnn.com/2018/09/27/pol…
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I would like to offer up a game theoretic perspective on why leadership feels that the nomination of #Kavanaugh must be protected at any expense (even the possibility of taking a hammering in the midterm elections) and why #ChristineBlaseyFord’s life must be destroyed.

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I apologize to those who see this as obvious, but it seems to me that it warrants being clearly spelled out.
The first thing to note is that no one is convinced that #Kavanaugh is of good moral character in the treatment of women. In a single interaction, the Nash Equilibrium is to withdraw the nomination, even at the expense of losing the opportunity to put their guy on the bench.
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Grassley is a liar. The two other lawyers have said that the Rep have not interest in talking to them.

What a difference between Feinstein and Grassley. Feinstein introduced Ford, Grassley did not. Mysoginistic pig

#ChristineBlaseyFord #WeAreWithChristine
I’m sure glad the gop is not questioning, it would be ugly. Hatch is just glaring at her as are his aids behind him.

Both of her lawyers are flanking her, her husband is behind her, he pushed her chair in, rubbed her shoulder. I’m so glad she has the support.

Here she goes
Dr. Ford is reading her opening statement. She is so nervous and has asked for coffee.

Questioning begins with Rachel Mitchell who apologises for Dr. Ford’s terrified testimony and says that’s not right.

First question regarding when Dr. Ford reached out to WaPo.
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1. Hoy declara en el Senado esta mujer: #ChristineBlaseyFord, que acusa a #BrettKavanaugh de intentar violarla cuando ambos eran adolescentes. Kavanaugh es el candidato de Trump al Supremo. En este hilo aportaré contexto sobre lo que ocurra. El vídeo aquí nytimes.com/2018/09/27/us/…
2. El nombre de Ford, que vive en California, salió a la luz el 16 de septiembre en este artículo del @washingtonpost. Ford desveló en julio la acusación a su congresista pero hasta septiembre se resistió a desvelar su nombre. washingtonpost.com/investigations…
3. En este enlace puedes leer el testimonio íntegro que Ford ha presentado por escrito antes de su intervención de hoy. Este de aquí abajo es el párrafo clave: dice que Kavanaugh, borracho, intentó violarla durante una fiesta en 1982. assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4945…
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1. Woke up 3hrs too early, queasy and stressed. 2mins from now, we will likely be witness to a national misogynistic sham so deep and so blatant as to prove once and for all that the powerbrokers of US government do not believe women are human. #Kavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors #RAGE
2. I'll prob livetweet #Kavanaugh hearing, but I feel physically ill over how they've stacked the deck against #ChristinaBlaseyFord, ignored #JulieSwetnick's gang rape allegations, demonized #DeborahRamirez. How many more rapes will happen bec Trump &GOP brand claim women liars.
3. 0 reason other than corruption, misogyny, and partisanship for having no witnesses, no FBI investigation. Yet hypocrite Grassley, opens saying he wants a "Safe, comfortable, and dignified" hearing and a "show of civility"--then immediately misrepresents the issues. #Kavanaugh
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More inconsistencies with #ChristineBlaseyFord!

The problem with a lie, especially when involving other people, is that it's hard to repeat the lie consistently and have various accounts match up. I will do a deeper thread on the overall #DeepState attack on #JudgeKavanaugh...
which is what the smear campaign really is. Let me outline the items in #Fords' accusations that are either SPECIFIC contradictions or don't match with common sense. I will start with her corroborations:
1. Despite the "party," which was really a small get-together, only...
having five people in attendance (as of her most-recent account), including Ford, NOT ONE of those people identified as being at the event recalls the event. This was not a "typical" event as she claims two men tried to rape her, and she fled the scene without telling her one...
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