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Live tweeting re-watch of #MainPremKiDiwaniHoon henceforth to be referred to as #MPKDH
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First 5 minutes, and this college clearly never had a #POSH training because a student has plopped into a professor's lap and the professor is telling the girls they'll clear the exams
And of course the #electricguitar is connected to

Nothing
When I see a puppy
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I am NOT a feminist!

I am however a supporter of equity feminism. As a man, I have never had to have a woman's experience of anything. I can't pretend to be something I don't understand. This was explained to me by an 82 year old 2nd wave feminist in Canada.
The argument goes, I can support women who fight for feminism, be there for them & even do what is even required to help if needed or even asked for. But the nuance is, I am still not a woman. And as a man living in a male dominant world, I would never have a woman's experience.
It's a very well constructed argument. And empowering to women, because a man is then not allowed to highjack a woman's own label of her own struggles for her equality in a world skewed in men's favor. #feminism
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Here is my rant of the day:
Why is @FeminismInIndia a sham ?

1) I was raised by a #feminist father. He went out of his way to make sure I get the best education possible even though we are refugees in our own country. Yes, I am a victim of #terrorism in #Kashmir.

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2) I was never treated differently than my brother. You know why ? Because we are #Kashmirihindus and we treat everyone equally.
3) I presided over yagnas because I was the eldest child of the family. My gender had no bearing on that.
4) I was sent to a gurukul style school

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5) I was sent to schools that taught me Shrimad bhagwat Geeta in addition to #kalaripayattu (ancient Indian martial art) for my protection.
Why ? Because my father din want me to fall prey to #islamicterrorists of #kashmir and get raped or murdered. He wanted me safe.

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The Moral Superiority Complex exhibited in this feminist article is stunning. It's Either u with #feminism or else u are a misogynist.If u r a woman who thinks independently & comes to a non feministic conclusion then u have internalized misogyny.1/n womensweb.in/2019/08/a-new-…
In other words accept what we say or else we will brand u as Evil.Nothing more misogynistic than that unwarranted presupposition.
Fallacies in the article:
1)"public is in the hands of feminists"-this line doesn't mean that no bad things will happen to Females,but rather 2/n
points​ to the fact that majority of media,Bollywood, politicians etc r feminists​ who influences public. At least they don't oppose feminism in public.
2)"cases that couldn't be proved don't mean all women lie"- It's true that Absence of Evidence is not an Evidence for Absence.
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#SundayRead by Eyala is back by popular demand (well, kinda: @Asmaaouu asked and I'd never dare say no to her).

As usual, this week I've read a ton of articles about women's rights and #feminism (especially in Africa) this week. Let me share 5 pieces that stood out for me.
In the seven years I lived in #Senegal I often wondered, where are the queer women? I figured they were being silenced, but this intriguing piece by @africasacountry suggests that queer women's silence may be a strategic choice.
bit.ly/30Ltzcw

#amreading #SundayRead
The sisters @MAKEDAComms wrote about how social media is affecting the #feminist struggle in Africa. We stan a PR firm that delivers products and contributes to the movement's strategic thinking!

#amreading #SundayRead

medium.com/@MAKEDA_PR/fem…
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Fraser contends with liberal feminism’s troubling convergence with #capitalism, and the ways in which #feminism can provide a veneer of liberation for a system of relentless #exploitation@DissentMagdissentmagazine.org/article/nancy-…
The gendered separation of #social reproduction from #economic production constitutes the principal institutional basis for women’s subordination in #capitalist societies.
When a society simultaneously withdraws public support for social reproduction and conscripts the chief providers of it into long and grueling hours of paid work, it depletes the very social capacities on which it depends. The result is a “crisis of care”
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Women and girls are a marginalized group oppressed by males and require single-sex protections and accomodations. This is a sex based right we intend to fight for and uphold. Absolutely nothing fundamentalist TRAs say or do will stop women from protecting ourselves from men.
Anyone wishing to take single-sex spaces and inclusive opportunities away from female people is a misogynist with an agenda. You can hate feminists all you want, but this has always been our fight- and we will never give up. #SexNotGender #StopFemaleErasure #AbolishGender
We fight to liberate all women and girls from the patriarchy. And when we are liberated, we will continue to fight to uphold our liberation. We. Will. Never. Stop. #feminism #RadFem #GenderCritical #DamnRight
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Ready for #DigitalSherlocks@DFRLab
Nos da la bienvenida a #digitalSherlock @GrahamBrookie del @DFRLab, un programa que promete. Les iré contando por aquí! #desinformación
What’s a Stake: Democracy: los cambios tecnológicos son muy disruptivos para la sociedad y ello es riesgoso. Llevamos una década de retroceso democrático... Hay retos, pero hay que abordar el futuro con confianza,?dice @DamonMacWilson
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Poo boy decided to try to get my pages taken down rather than make good on his promise to answer questions. Too bad, I'd love for one of these trans activists to actually give a truthful response to that one.

#NotAFeeling #NotYourCostume #TranswomenAreMen #PeakTrans #Feminism
The TRA trolls have set their sights on me and are trying to get me banned from all the internets.
They got the post taken down on fb, soi f you like this meme you may want to save it while you can.
It's interesting, innit, how literally showing their own words is considered...
(cont.) scary and harmful...
He posted his "ask me anything" on my page btw, so I just took him up on the offer.
Anyway, these misogynists are trying to add me to the long list of feminists they've silenced, so if I disappear for a while, you'll know why.

#WarOnWomen #Silencing
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ON MUSLIM #FEMINISM

One of the major breakdowns in communication between #Muslim #feminists and critics thereof is the implicit misconception that the latter have not or do not face issues around women's rights. This is largely due to yet another misconception: 1/6
the inaccurate claim that critics of feminism do not believe there is a need to fight for women's rights.

Having said it innumerable times, it remains a point that falls on deaf ears: to be critical of feminism is neither a lack of empathy, nor a dismissal of 2/6
the plight of women within the ummah. Across the global Muslim community, there are female critics of feminism who suffer injustices and who fight for their rights in ways that align with Islam. 3/6
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9. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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I’ve been researching female agency in anticolonial resistance and it’s an extremely interesting subject… I’ll be publishing on this in due course but can’t help sharing some pics here… (ongoing thread)
#anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire
Firstly, Josina Muthemba Machel (1945-71), an important figure in the anticolonial struggle against the Portuguese in #Mozambique. #anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire #machel #josinamachel
In 1964, at 18 yrs old, Josina Machel fled the country with the aim of joining the FRELIMO resistance movement in Tanzania, but was arrested and returned to Mozambique. She was imprisoned for five months.
#anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire
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#MadisonWI elects it’s first lesbian mayor and it’s first all-woman school board tonight. Proud to have each of these elected officials. Excited for Madison’s queer feminist future, perhaps it will be one that actually begins to address the massive racial issues in the city.
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Feminism Is Not Here To Help Men.
As a feminist one of the question I get frequently from men whenever I'm talking about feminism is "does it also speak up for men"?...

#Athread
first I'm going to say, why do you have to be so fucking selfish, like you don't need to directly benefit from Justice to speak up against injustice, do you? And patriarchy on its own is injustice against women...
so why do you want this to be about you before you identify with it?

And now to answer your question, NO.

Feminism is not here to help you.

I know you've heard that feminism is about equality of both sex, which undoubtedly is true...
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"After all these testimonies, including those particularly informative, Gerald Butts and the Deputy Minister of Justice, Nathalie Drouin, we understand a little better what happened in the pseudo-scandal that disrupts the politico-media class from English Canada." #cdnpoli 1/22
"Certainly, nothing in this affair required Prime Minister Trudeau to do his act of contrition, as claimed by the most enthusiastic commentators of the English-language media." 2/22
"It is rather those who raised a statue to Jody Wilson-Raybould who should do their examination of conscience."
Lysiane Gagnon being the voice of reason in this tsunami of media misdirection. 3/22
plus.lapresse.ca/screens/cbcd48…
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@thecadclub retweeted an article about #Putin praising Russian women for STAYING BEAUTIFUL and taking care of the home.

Then I read this article.

Clear as day to me.

We need to talk about GENDER REALITIES IN RUSSIA AND IN THE WEST.

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1.EXPECTATIONS

What is expected of women?

Let's ask Putin:

“You manage everything at work and at home, whilst staying beautiful, bright, and charming”

G answer. PURE HONESTY.

First, be beautiful, bright and charming.

All men know that. Only Western societies live in denial
Even the WOMEN agree:

"When women are young, they value their appearance most of all, but by their thirties they give in to the dominant norms and admit that the most important quality in a woman is being a good homemaker."

Be hot when you're young. Be supportive later.
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a periodic reminder that I have a Patreon if you wish to support my work & writings. for as little as $1 per month! at higher pledge levels, you may be eligible for rewards, such as free eBooks or signed copies of any of my previous books... patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
Patreon is basically what allows me to write pieces that most mainstream news & media outlets wouldn't allow me to publish – for example, my latest: Origins of "Social Contagion" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
many other Patreon-supported essays can be found on my Medium page. unlike many Medium pieces, none of these are monetized (thanks to my patrons), so read as many as you want & freely share them with others! medium.com/@juliaserano/l… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #feminism #activism
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Things That Make You A Far Right Extremist
via @YouTube

#Qanon #Trump2020 #TheGreatAwakening 🌌 #MAGA 🇺🇸
#WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE @realDonaldTrump
#Feminism #WhiteFamilies #WhiteSupremacy
Feminist Professor: White Nuclear Families Are Racist & Supremacist


#Qanon #Trump2020 #TheGreatAwakening 🌌 #MAGA 🇺🇸
#WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE @realDonaldTrump
Proof That Liberalism Is A Cult - Amazing Polly
via @YouTube

#Qanon #Trump2020 #TheGreatAwakening 🌌 #MAGA 🇺🇸
#WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE @realDonaldTrump
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[short thread]: if you're looking for a good analysis of why TERFism is so much more widespread and virulent in the UK than the US, you should check out this @nytopinion piece: nytimes.com/2019/02/07/opi… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #feminism #feminist
...interestingly this is 2nd piece I've seen suggesting that UK TERFism grew out of UK skeptics movement from the 90s/00s. the other is this essay, which is great read (but please media outlets, don't format your articles so they cannot be saved as PDFs!):
theoutline.com/post/6536/brit…
...another factor cited in the aforementioned @nytopinion piece is British history of colonialism, which dovetails with what I said in this thread from back in October about how central intersectionality is in contemporary US feminism...
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The #Saudi regime’s “Authority to Counter-Extremism” has made a one-minute ad in which it conflates women who escape Saudi male guardianship with men who join ISIS and other violent extremist groups. The conflation of feminism with terrorism. I am writing about this. Wow.
#Saudi regime trolls have attacked me for past month for helping Rahaf. They’ve accused me of kidnapping “our girls” and conflated feminism with terrorism. Sound familiar? It’s an old trick. Remember American Christian Evangelical Pat Robertson. #Feminism terrifies authoritarians
And here is the ad: feminism is terrorism. This is incredible!
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1 YEAR OF @TheDissenterYT. THREAD WITH FIRST 132 INTERVIEWS.

I will be reposting all of the interviews I've done on the first year of the show, one per day, on this thread, with links to the new podcast.

@robsica @docamitay @vancitytaraxo @Muttmere1 @hfsunde @franciscforde
#1 Oren Amitay: Portuguese Bills on Transgender Rights. #psychology

Youtube:
Anchor: tinyurl.com/yaep3ne8

@docamitay @Muttmere1 @vancitytaraxo @robsica @franciscforde @YzarW @jimfrank @KarinLitzcke @Lauguerreiro
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I’ve been silent for a while. The irony doesn’t escape me. Once, my mum, who was a dinner lady at my primary school, told me that at break I used to go around to the “misfit” kids, the kids nobody else would talk to 1/18 #letawomanspeak
and play with them, creating my own little group. My mum said she was so proud of me for standing up for those who couldn’t stand up for themselves. Over the last few days I’ve watched our movement fracture and splinter #feminism 2/18
It’s been a long time coming. I can’t stand back in good faith and not speak out when I see other women being vilified in the way @JeanHatchet has been. I stood up for Posie and LAWS was created. I stand up for Jean now. 3/18
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I know i make a lot of noise, but heres something thats been on my mind lately. Im over here waiting. Listening. Praying. For us to take back the word #feminism. Feminism is a beautiful thing & Im tired of it being shat on by entitlement seekers. Then it just hit me.
We cant wait & take back. We need to accept that we wont make everyone happy. We cant play peacemakers & take back feminism. Im done waiting. Who's with me? I dont want this to be the end of it. I'll be fervently reading, writing, watching & listening. Who's with me? #Feminism
Again, I know i make a lot of noise but hhis noise needs to go somewhere & i need to drive my noise just like the rest of you need to drive yours. We need to turn our noise into action.Turn our noise into persistance.Into the next step that we take.Not the next step we are given.
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'Tis the season to peddle our wares, so I just updated my "stuff to buy" webpage to include links to my books Whipping Girl (now in audiobook!), Excluded, and Outspoken! plus a special opportunity to purchase a *signed copy* of Outspoken – check it out!
juliaserano.com/buystuff.html
I know people are most familiar with my first book #WhippingGirl – it is now in 2nd edition, with a new Preface! plus it is newly available in audiobook (with me reading) – here's the link for that version:
amazon.com/Whipping-Girl-… #transgender #trans #feminism #LGBTQ #books
if you're interested in my takes on intersectionality, call-out culture, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
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