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Isn't it time we pushed back on the "Democrats are doomed" narrative from @CNN, @MSNBC, and everyone else who should know better? The idea that mid-terms are always referenda on the incumbent President, and not on the opposition, may have made sense before, but no longer.
THIS mid-term election can and should be a referendum on an opposition party that has done far more TO the United States, including all of its own constituents who didn't vote for it and never would, than FOR the United States.
E.g. Jim Jordan, who "represents" Ohio's 4th CD, has NEVER introduced, co-sponsored, or supported any bill that would improve the lives of his constituents. He's just a fast-talking bomb thrower, 3rd from the bottom in effectiveness as a GOP lawmaker.
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It's #EyalaReads time! Hope you're ready for your weekly recommendations of inspiring (and sometimes infuriating) pieces of writing about #Feminism, #WomensRights & #Africa. Definitely my favorite way of ending the week!
Combating the misuse of tradition to justify gender-based violence was my entry point into #feminist work. Reading this @dwnews piece on womxn who are called witches & persecuted for it reminded me of why this will always be a priority of mine. #EyalaReads
Has Rama Salla Dieng's "Talking back" series really come to an end? I loved every interview. This last one with @YaraSallam, a #feminist from #Egypt, is shorter but packed with great insights (and some awesome reading recommendations). Read it!
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Two weeks ago, @EyalaBlog & @Oxfam's #SayEnough celebrated #AfricanWomensDay by amplifying the voices of African #feminist who #FlipTheScript on harmful social norms. I wrote about what I learned from these conversations 👇🏾
Summarizing the brilliance of #Afrifem powerhouses @nas009 @rachaelmwiks @SouadDouibi @BintouMariamT @drtlaleng @Emmaonekekou @muthonie & Cleo Kambugu is no easy feat! I'm glad I recorded all #FlipTheScript conversations, especially this amazing webinar:
#FlipTheScript was a perfect celebration of Eyala's 2nd birthday, too! The year ahead will bring many changes, but Eyala's #feminist vision remains the same: proudly African, intentionally inclusive, bravely personal, boldly political, and rooted in kindness, love, & sisterhood.
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Hello Eyala family! It's been a week of near-silence on social media because July brought more engagement than what my little introvert heart can handle. But I'm back with #EyalaReads, your weekly reading recommendations about #feminism #Africa #WomensRights.
Images of the #BeirutBlast have been haunting me all week. I can't stop thinking about the thousands of womxn from across Africa working in #Beirut as domestic workers. This @CNN piece about what they're experiencing is a painful read.
For African migrant workers in #Beirut trauma is adding to trauma. @CNN had previously reported on abuse by #Kenya consulate staff. An infuriating read. If you know #Afrifem / orgs supporting our sisters in #Lebanon please let me know. #EyalaReads
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And we’re live! Welcome to this #FlipTheScript Q&A with one of my #Afrifem fav @nas009, whose blog @adventuresfrom has helped my and many other African womxn embrace their sexualities. Image
#FlipTheScript is an @EyalaBlog x @Oxfam #SayEnough collab that’s all about celebrating the African womxn and #Afrifem who disrupt the narratives and social norms that perpetuate gender-based violence ahead of #AfricanWomensDay Image
And @nas009 does exactly that. Hi sis, are you here and ready to go?
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Être une femme africaine = porter le poids d’injonctions permanentes. Comme si on ne pouvait pas être #AfricaineEtPlurielle! En vue de la #JIFA je vous propose cette semaine de rencontrer des féministes africaines qui transgressent les normes👇🏾
Avec @Oxfam
A 14h GMT, on se retrouve sur Instagram pour un live avec @rachaelmwiks, une #féministe qui mobilise les femmes dans les quartiers populaires de Nairobi où elle a grandi. (En anglais, et je vous ferai un résumé par ici)
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Mercredi 29/07, RDV sur Facebook @EyalaBlog pour un live de 🔥avec 2 jeunes féministes africaines francophones: @BintouMariamT créatrice de #VraieFemmeAfricaine et Emma Onekekou, qui amplifie les voix des femmes queer sur @Emmalinfos1. 14h GMT
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Today is the day! I'm excited to kick-off #FlipTheScript campaign to celebrate African womxn for who they are, not what they're expected to be, ahead of #AfricanWomensDay. We're doing this Eyala-style, so one conversation at a time. For more: 👇🏿
On Tuesday 28/07 at 2pm GMT, join me on IG live (@EyalaBlog) for a chat with #Afrifem extraordinaire @rachaelmwiks, who works w/ women in informal settlements in #Kenya. Can’t wait to hear the lessons she’s learned from grassroots #feminist organizing. #FlipTheScript #SayEnough Image
On Wed 29/07, I'll speak w/ Francophone West African feminist powerhouses: #LBTQ rights advocate @Emmaonekekou, founder of LBTQ platform @Emmalinfos1 & @BintouMariamT who made waves w/ a satirical feminist campaign in March.Join Eyala's FB Live @ 2pm GMT #FlipTheScript #SayEnough ImageImage
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Hello Friends! Somehow Sunday has come again to close one of these feel-long-but-go-in-a-flash weeks 2020 has specialized in. So here I am with my list of #recommendedreads about #Africa #WomensRights & #Feminism, and an exciting announcement!
#EyalaReads #SundayReads
If you know (or just follow) me you will know that #feminist sisterhood is the core of what I am about. So of course @TheJamaJack's ode to the sisters who nurture her is at the top of this reading list. Thank you sis for sharing! #EyalaReads
@TheJamaJack piece reminded me of what Dr. Celeste Henery wrote in @HistoryWO about radical friendships: "a type of friendship, driven by an uncertain but no less wondrous attempt to become more of ourselves. I would call it sacred." On point. #EyalaReads
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