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When I started reading & posting about the sex and porn industry, seeing so many people supporting the sex & porn industry and justifying misogyny left me disgusted and angry. Since day one, I never supported prostitution or anything that involves sexual exploitation.
But when I saw people calling it a choice, I remembered all the stories I had heard about human trafficking & women being sold into the sex trade. I realised that people don't know and speak much about this topic (including me).
When I spoke up against the sex industry on my Instagram page, some teenagers messaged me & told me that they used to think sex work is work & it is an option, but the information that I had shared had opened their eyes & now they're against sex work. I can't express how I felt.
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"Prostitution is the oldest profession"
It depends how you define it. Humans have exchanged money and goods for sex for thousands of years, and indeed it seems that any society that begins to develop material wealth soon develops some form of prostitution.
It is said that humans have been trading sex for food since thousands of years. It is also said that some animals trade sex for food.
Nothing changes the fact that misogyny & male dominance has existed since millions of years.
Hunting, gathering, toolmaking, and farming are some of the oldest professions. Sumerian records dating back to ca. 2400 BCE are the earliest recorded mention of prostitution as an occupation. These describe a temple-brothel operated by Sumerian priests in the city of Uruk.
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"Sex work is work" is not only misogynistic, but racist & classist as well.

A research by UNICEF found that 10% of young adolescent girls admitted to having transactional sex for sanitary pads in western Kenya. They have to do it because of period poverty & the shame, stigma...
& public health misinformation which surrounds menstruation.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, the number of pregnant teenagers in Kenya increased rapidly. The African Institute for Development Policy puts the number of teenage girls who became pregnant in the country between...
January & May at more than 150,000, with Nairobi recording nearly 12k pregnancies.

This was a result of transactional sex for sanitary pads, a shower, clean water, & food. Many parents don't send their daughters to school & marry them off at a young age to relieve pressure...
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Important: Icelandic Women's Strike 🧵

The Icelandic Women’s Strike took place on 24th Oct1975. The strike called for all women in Iceland to take the day off. The aim of the strike was to emphasise that women’s work was socially & economically crucial, yet often undervalued.
The Icelandic feminist movement of 1970s is known as the Redstocking. The idea of the strike originated from this movement, but the strike took place 5 years later. Women from diverse backgrounds had participated in this strike. They formed the 'Committee for Women's Day Off'.
They drew up a list of demads: affordable childcare, female representatives in the Icelandic Trade Union, fair hiring practices, acceptance of farmers's wives as members of the Farmers Trade Union, & that the work women did within the home be valued as part of the labour market.
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In a #Feminist Garden everyone is allowed to flower.
Any idea who this might be?

Im #Feministinnen Garten darf jeder mal blühen
Was ist das?
In a #Feminist garden flowers do not have to meet the criteria of Playboy. They‘re allowed to be small and delicate.

In einem #Feministen Garten müssen Blüten nicht den Playboy Kriterien entsprechen. Sie dürfen klein und zart sein.
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@DapprichPuck '

"7 Beloved Famous People Who Were Wildly Pro-#Eugenics"…
@DapprichPuck '
#Eugenics (aka "#FamilyPlanning" & "#ProChoice") like #Euthanasia (aka "#AssistedSuicide") are "#Progressive" "#Liberal" LEFT wing policies

From Britain's most "#Progressive" lefty "#Liberal" paper the #Guardian

Eugenics and the master race of the left…
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#Eugenics And The Left

by Diane Paul

- The "#Liberal" Left "#Progressives" didn't even believe in #Equality
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To celebrate #IWD2022, we reflect on some of the work that we have undertaken to highlight the impact of gender inequality on peace and security and to encourage continued progress towards equal inclusion of #women in policy and programming.…
The development of the Women, Peace and Security #WPS agenda in the international peace and security community has highlighted the need to include more #women.

Below, @J_White692 explains why we need more women in counter-terrorism policy and programming.…
Our @Rusi_Terrorism team work across their projects to gather evidence on the role #gender plays in how and why people become radicalised.

Check out one of the projects by @EmsWinterbotham and @lizzypearson below.…
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On the fake concept of #InternationalWomensDay
Lets meet famous feminists, understand what feminism is all about

#Feminist No 1
Helen Sullinger says 'We must work to destroy (marriage)...The end of institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women
#Feminist No 2
Vivian Gornick
"Housewife is an illegitimate profession. The choice to serve and to be protected and plan towards being a family maker is a choice that shouldn't be. The heart of a radical feminist is to change that.
3. Mary Jo Bane
" To raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them."
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As funders hold critical conversations on how to best support #Ukraine, here's a 🧵for #philanthropy on where to start from👇🏽

p.s. updated list of #Feminist #Young #LBTQI #Disability justice orgs is here
Whats needed -- Sensitivity and understanding of rapidly changing local contexts and how grassroots level organizing works (at the moment but also before the war) in order to provide an adequate response to the emergency in #Ukraine
Also, active listening to the needs of feminist, queer, disability rights organizers to deeply understand what kind of funding and the quality of support is essential to consistently address the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
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In a few short days, we've moved from pundits mournfully intoning platitudes about the terrible return of war to Europe (completely ignoring the 90s, of course) to shrieking for a great power war and explaining nukes aren't that big a deal anyway.

This is political psychosis.
Actual psychopath in the wild here.
Of course, the eternal weathervane of midwit opinion is on board too.
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Good morning! In about 10 minutes, we will be expanding on our discussion of Individual Causes of Delinquency by looking at #gender & #delinquency

I look forward to your questions & following along. How do you identify?

#CRJ107 #MoraineValley
The term #gender is complex, so what elements of delinquency are we going to examine in this discussion?

We are going to try to answer the question as to why gender differences are significant in the study of delinquency

#CRJ107 #MoraineValley Image
I think it is essential to acknowledge that gender identity is much more complex than differences between male & female offending

#CRJ107 #MoraineValley
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How anti-choice organizations are slowly making their way into respectability: a 🧵. I’ve been witnessing the slow legitimization of #antichoice orgs in global spaces and conversations and this is concerning. 10 years ago, no one save the similarly conservative would have been
Caught dead talking and strategizing with them. It’s 2022, #SRHR are under severe backlash and constant threat, yet the artisans of said backlash have access to mainstream strategic conversations and briefings. They now benefit from several platforms from which they can reinforce
Their anti #SRHR messages, in seemingly all impunity. To me this highlight two things: how conservative populist gvts have relied on these orgs to access power and rewarding them for their support by giving them time and space and how these orgs have instrumentalized human rights
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Convince me that artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) r the right choice for society & individuals to pursue rather than reducing environmental & other risk factors for #infertility & promotion of ethical #fostering & #adoption.…
Convince me that having biological issue is worth ART's tremendous expense & medical risks.
If you tell me infertility is causing marital discord, I tell you that that marriage may have bigger problems.
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So the #Channel4akeNews @Channel4News @Channel4 Coven of #ToxicMatriarchy obsessing about #Incels

Incels are male equivalent of man-hating sexist misandrist #Feminist #FemiStasi

Men are most of victims of #DomesticViolence but women suffer more when they retaliate

Incels same!
So the #Privileged #Entitled #ToxicMatriarchy coven @Channel4 's #Channel4akeNews @Channel4News obsessing about #Incels

Incels are male equivalent of man-hating sexist misandrist #Feminist #FemiStasi

Men are most of victims but women suffer more when they retaliate

The #Privileged #Entitled #ToxicMatriarchy coven @Channel4 's #Channel4akeNews @Channel4News showing their #DoubleStandards by obsessing about #Incels

Incels male equivalent of man-hating #Feminists

Men are most of victims but women suffer more when they retaliate

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@mauscuba7500 @ggreenwald Please share with me the s[c]ience & how it works in those 3 books you presented as "evidence" & how they are based in empiricism (not anecdotes, feelings or magical thinking)

BTW you STILL haven't answered my original question

You're all over the place!
@mauscuba7500 @ggreenwald Did you even look at my thread

Especially the later Tweets on #Eugenics & #Euthanasia

"Political '#Left' and '#Right' Properly Defined"…
@mauscuba7500 @ggreenwald '

From the Lefty "liberal" #Guardian again

"#Eugenics: the skeleton that rattles loudest in the left's closet"…
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This is going to be controversial, but here goes.
Although I do believe in #GenderEquality, I don't consider myself to be a #feminist.
I will explain the reasons why in this thread... (1/x)
First let's look at the Meriam-Webster definition of the word...

"[A] belief in and advocacy of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests."

This definition: ✔️
However, the people that call themselves "feminists" don't always reflect this reality.
Even if you are committed to improving the rights of women, you might very well not be a feminist.
Why? (3/x)
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Safe streets for women #ReclaimTheseStreets #ReclaimTheNight what can be done? When I was researching my book on feminist activism & particularly Reclaim the Night marches, women often gendered public space as default male. Women would say that RtN marches 'took back' 'took over'
'reclaimed' public space in their town/city centres. So much concrete, steps, bridges etc. Likewise, when on RtN marches, hostile men watching often receive these protests in exactly the same way, as incursion, trespass, invasion, takeover. Many times I've been on RtN & heard...
hostile men bystanders shout stuff like'get in the kitchen' 'go home' 'these are our streets'. So women are not wrong in perceiving public space as default male. We will not end sexualised male violence against women overnight, but we can change this messaging by changing cities.
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.@UN_CSW #CSW65 hosted an excellent panel discussion this morning on "Supporting Vibrant #Feminist Movements & #Leadership." Organized by @cdnwomenfdn & @equality_fund A thread 👇🏾.
.@F_Moudouthe on #CapacityBuilding: it's purpose to undo information asymmetry to tackle systemic barriers for womxn & girls. #power dynamics must be understood & mitigated. @awdf01's approach is to focus on the grantees lens to probe the what, why and how of capacity programs.
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#UniOfLahore scene was created by plan & design,now this incident will take over all the other important news in media/social media. The so-called #Liberal #Feminist groups of #Pakistan will start these trends;
1. You can rape a girl in Madrassa but you can’t propose a girl @ Uni
2. You can kill ppl in Uni (examples of #Mashal will be used) but you can’t propose a boy at Uni
3. Pro-Taliban apologists are against Love
Then the news/tweets of Threats to the lives of the boy & girl start circulating & a new debate will start all over
Then the so-called Women’s Rights groups, Human Rights groups will start a campaign with “Save the lovebirds” slogan & a new drama will start and protection will be demanded for the couple, anti groups will also come out, PR companies will be hired etc...
We know all these games!
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So I did a thing today!&this one is a win for #Feminism 💃🏽💃🏽 pull up your chairs and listen 🎧!
Short Story!
My Area Friend 😂”Iya Toyin” has a grinding machine &accommodates this woman who sells fish in front of her stall!On Wednesday I went 2grind beans so I can make 1)
Make MoiMoi,then I lukd inside a carton of corn flakes on d floor, behold I saw a baby inside it,
Me:Ah 😵whose baby
“Iya Toyin:It’s Iya Eleja again o!
Me: m🙆🏿‍♀️Again? What number is this?
Iya Toyin: they don’t use to count children for the mother ,but as far as I know,number 6 (2)
Me:Eih God,the woman recently gv birth and d baby died,and has given birth 2ice after that now!this is nt healthy cos she looks so frail already!
Iya Toyin:every1 including u has told her to go for family planning but she keeps posting us so 🤷🏿‍♀️
Me: No,sometnhas to give today (3)
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1/ De ophef door Westerse mannen over de volleybal in Qatar begrijp ik wel: vele mannen zien gráág #vrouwen die #schaars #gekleed zijn.

Van de vrouwen is het echter jammer, dat het #patriarchaat velen van hen wijs heeft gemaakt dat vlees tonen onder de noemer "#vrijheid" valt.
2/ Ben je nou écht vrij, wanneer het mannelijk oog alsmaar weer op je #lichaam valt, en je #beoordeeld wordt op je #vrouwelijke #rondingen in plaats van de mooie persoon die jij van binnen bent?
3/ Ben je nou écht vrij, wanneer je weer die #maatschappelijke #druk voelt om jezelf minimaal een halfuur op te maken voor je de deur uitgaat? En nadat je dat hebt gedaan, alsnog onzeker bent over hoe je eruit ziet?
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1/ This thread reflects on a recurring problem in discussing the history of #animalstudies, critical animal studies, & human-animal studies. It’s #misogyny. Here’s the jist: feminists & feminist ideas are devalued or ignored only to see our ideas appropriated while we disappear.
2/ This reflects on a recurring problem in animal studies. I will try later to add another thread w/ many citations of impt writings. So this is the first of more to come
3/ In Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth, @last1000chimps & I described how reflections on the development of the animal protection movement usually tell the story of its beginning w/ the publication of @PeterSinger’s Animal Liberation in 1975
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As we begin our journey with a bold vision to nurture leaders & communities for feminist politics. We are taking this space & inviting you to give a read on the Story of our Logo.
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