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The other day, I was asking my grandmother about her childhood. That got me thinking - what will MY future grandchildren say when I tell them about my childhood? Thread about how I imagine this will go:

#SexMatters #SexNotGender #LetWomenSpeak #RespectMySex

Future Grandchild (FG): What was life like when you were young?

Me: Well… misogyny was celebrated, stereotypes encouraged & healthy kids embarked on lifelong medical nightmares.

FG: What? Did that actually happen?

Me: Oh, believe me, it did.

#WomenWontWheest #misogyny

FG: How?

Me: There were these men who wore dresses, liked pink and did other stereotypical feminine things. They decided they were ACTUALLY women.

FG: You’re joking!

Me: I’m not!

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One of the most popular USA-friendly software providers, Betsoft boasts an extensive portfolio of sought-after online slots with the highest RTP. Good #girls Bad Girl has been a firm favorite among the gambling community since its #LAUNCH and for a good reason.… One of the most popular USA-friendly software providers, Betsoft boasts an extensive portfolio of sought-after online slots with the highest RTP. Good Girl Bad Girl has been a firm favorite among the gambling community since its launch and for a good… Take the Good side to enjoy a maximum RTP of 97.79% and smaller yet frequent wins brought by low variance. Your other options are either to decide to be Bad and play in a high volatility mode with the RTP
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My #FGM Heartbreak💔
"I Watched My Daughter Suffer!"
Mrs Amburo Recalls It:
"Jamilah was 7 years old when my husband's mom said it was time for her to be infibulated.
I tried to buy time for her to have it done when she was older but my mother-in-law refused.
I knew how torturous
it was to be infibulated because I had mine when I was 6 years old. I can't forget how I almost died from pain when my husband broke me up after I was wedded to him age 14.
I wept through the night before the day of my daughter's infibulation because I knew the pain she will face
and the poor me that couldn't save her.
The next day, I watched as her little hands and legs were pinned down by two women while the cutter began to cut.
Her first scream broke my heart and I ran out in tears as she looked at me and started crying, "Mummy, come! Mummy help me..."
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Just IN: 'Medicalised #FGM' - #Uganda Indicts #Kenya and #Sudan 😯
Ugandan girls and women are being mutilated from hospitals in the neighbouring Kenya and South Sudan, a senior Govt official has revealed.
The State Minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Regis Mutuuzo, says
some girls and women from Karamoja and Sebei sub-regions sneak into Kenya and South Sudan to secretly undergo medical mutilation.
Ms Mutuuzo said she got to know about the horrible stories of medicalised mutilation last year in September when she led a delegation of legislators
for a field mission in the FGM practising districts.
She said whereas some girls and women were voluntarily seeking medical mutilation, others were being mutilated against their will during child birth.
“Medicalised genital mutilation is not happening in Uganda. It is happening
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Sitting in the cramped high school library I sat a table chicken scratching a script outline for a Western style video game.

Hampsterdance plays endlessly on loop as a bunch of freshman giggle uncontrollably at the classic meme.
The principle big bellies up to my desk and asks me to explain what I was doing.

I tell him, “I’ve got this cool idea for a video game. These rough sketches are storyboarding the major plot points… I think there’s room for deeper storytelling in video games.”
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#AFG Ministry of Education Notice:
"All girls' schools&high schools above the sixth grade are informed that the lessons of these schools have been postponed untill further notice. Whenever a comprehensive plan, in accordance with Sharia& Afghan tradition& culture, is developed...
...and the leadership of the IEA orders its implementation, then the schools& high schools will be informed accordingly."
#Taliban had over 6 months time to prepare "a comprehensive plan", but in my opinion, they are using girls education as bargaining chip for recognition.
#UNAMA reacted to the #Taliban's decision on the postponement of the reopening of girls schools in Afghanistan:
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One of the main reasons I’m in favour of continuing to have single sex schools available in #Ireland is because #girls tell us of the sexual harassment they face, up to 70% of them, in one mixed #Irish school. ImageImageImageImage
The rest of the article is here and… Image

It’s not about instilling fear of boys, it’s about acknowledging something is wrong & needs to be fixed & continuing to put girls at risk of harassment is an unacceptable solution. Image
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so tumblr has added more strict tag filtering for their iOS app, and now won't let you see posts with certain tags in the app. They of course keep this blacklist secret, but tumblr users have been figuring out the list.

Here's the funny part:
they blacklist the tag "submission", presumably because there's a bunch of BDSM posts with it
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a #goodreads thread for #women & the #girls in your life, some based on article from The Guardian & other sources
a study found female justices on SCOTUS were interrupted more often than male counterparts

Justice Roberts changed the structure of oral arguments which Justice Sonia Sotomayor said have "enormous impact"

researchers Tonja Jacoby & Dylan Schweers…
an excellent picture book encouraging girls to speak up and use their voices

recommend "Raise Your Hand" for ages 5 to 9
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'the story ... is how “trans activists” and their “allies” have actively prevented FiLiA from doing grassroots work to benefit the #women and #girls of #Portsmouth - with the complicity of local institutions and elected representatives.'


'A year-long series, which FiLiA was due to run alongside the Play Youth Community youth groups within @portsmouthtoday , working with #girls excluded or at risk of being excluded from school was #cancelled.'


'The @BritishRedCross individual refused to share details of the events with local #women and lobbied other service providers to also boycott them, again based on spurious accusations of “#transphobia”.'

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The number of children infected with #Covid-19 is less among all other age group in the global population. How about the #psychological, #social impact in on #children? Researches suggests social and psychological impact in this group were mostly severe.
To find some answer and have idea let's take a closer look at the researches and figures provided by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which shows the magnitude of the pandemic’s #impact on #children. Image
As families lose their sources of #income and home environments are turned upside down due to the socioeconomic impacts of Covid-19, #children find themselves more vulnerable to #poverty and likely to be deprived of their basic needs. Image
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1 - #Taliban have changed, not to capture country by force : Sheikh Rasheed (12 July 2021 The News)

Pakistani Journalist Ansar Abbasi support #Talibans Flogging #Women in Public

#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork #KP #TNSM
2 - Propaganda against #Taliban proving false, says FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi (19 Aug 2021 Dawn)

Pakistani Journalist Ansar Abbasi support #Talibans Flogging #Women in Public

#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork #KP #TNSM
The #Taliban in #Pakistan used to Force Families in #KP #FATA to send their #Girls to them (Taliban) for marriage.

Ref : |

#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork #KP #TNSM #Women #Woman #Misogyny #MeToo
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Welcome to the #ProtectedAndInformed #TwitterChat!! We are pleased to have you here on this #InternationalYouthDay. @UNAIDS_AU_ECA @UNAIDS @hikemboi and @AUYouthProgram are on standby to engage with you!!! Let's chat!
We have 5 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5) questions for you and would like to engage with your responses. Share your thoughts by simply:
1. Picking a question you’d like to answer
2. Typing your response and label it A1, A2, A3, A4 or A5 in line with the respective question
3. Engaging with others participating in the chat by replying, liking and/or retweeting

NB: Add #ProtectedAndInformed and #twitterchat so the community can engage with you this #InternationalYouthDay
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A thread on papers that show the positive impact of having #women in #politics.


Women as #Policy Makers: Evidence from a randomized policy experiment in #India

Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo

Are #Female Leaders Good for #Education? Evidence from #India.

Irma Clots-Figueras (@irmaclots)…

#Health and the Political Agency of #Women

Sonia Bhalotra (@SoniaBhalotra), Irma Clots-Figueras (@irmaclots)…
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One thing I want to say to skeptics of #Cuties who are basing their judgement off how exhibitionist the dance moves are in it, especially in the final competition performance scene, is that while it can be okay to draw boundaries for kids wrt exhibitionism, 1/12
there will be instances where girls cross lines adults don't want them to cross, and there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to rebuke them; it is inappropriate to let boys/men feel entitled to exhibitionist girls'/women's bodies which, like all girls'/women's bodies, 2/12
boys/men do not have dominion over! Dance and sexual relationships have features in common, but not all of the body language that can be seen in both should be seen as explicitly sexual in all instances. While I believe that explicit sexual exhibitionism can occur in dance, 3/12
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Would you like some #greentea #extract #Herbal #supplements drink for #weightloss?
Good, you can enjoy your #weightlosstransformation 6-ft-under. Here is what #greentea extract does👉liver biopsy #marked regions = what is left of liver
#livertwitter #pathology #LiverPath ImageImage
1. Check/declare your supplements.
2. Be wary of #nutrition and #weight management #quacks
3. Want #loseweightfast? - sweat it out, dont sweat your liver out.
4. #STAY away - multilevel marketing #FRAUDS
More 👉
#MedTwitter #MedStudents #media #healthy
Never forget the #sexist, #outrageous, #PANIC inducing #advertisement that #pseudoscience #Ayurveda and #Homeopathy uses as #fishing #bait on unassuming persons
NO '#faster way to lose weight' - its a #myth
#health #education #MedEd #publichealth #shortstories #girls ImageImage
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To mark #ODI60 anniversary we're launching a #GlobalReset Dialogue to discuss how to create more resilient, equal societies beyond #coronavirus. A brilliant opening to the conversation today: @SudanPMHamdok @MaryRobinsonCtr @rodrikdani & Noeleen Heyzer. 1/…
'Old international norms and rules of the game have been turned on their head… Global challenges require new, not outdated global responses.' @SudanPMHamdok… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 2/ Image
'Covid-19 exacerbated existing inequalities but taught us that collective human behaviour matters, that government leadership matters, that science matters and that compassion and collaboration matter. ' @MaryRobinsonCtr… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 3/ Image
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We have been running the #MyGrandmothersWildestDream campaign for a while now. This campaign seeks to celebrate #herstories and the women who came before us. The campaign aims to applaud the amazing women who’ve blazed trails. #AkiliDadaConversations #ThreadThursday
We want to inspire YOU to submit your story, inspire YOU to celebrate the matriarchs in your life. #MyGrandmothersWildestDream #AfricanWomenLead #CreateHerstory #TellHerStory
Often, women’s input goes unmentioned, uncelebrated, unrecognized. This is entrenched in the system, enabled by the patriarchal society we live in.
#MyGrandmothersWildestDream #AfricanWomenLead #CreateHerstory #TellHerStory
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Millions of girls are ashamed of their period

They do not have social support, access to supplies/materials/ facilities.

Many girls miss 1 to 2 months of school to menstruate

#menstruationmatters Image
Many women loose working hours & income due to menses

Girls/women still see their PERIOD in PANDEMIC & the challenges are still there

You can be a voice on these themes
1. Reduce VAT/cost of sanitary material
2. Provide facilities for dignified menstruation in schools
3. Provide women with the support they need to menstruate safely at work

4. De stigmatise periods by letting both girls & boys know more about it

5. Teach girls even before they start on Menstrual Hygeine

Add yours
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Happy Friday! We hope your day is going great. Following up on last week's #thread on Combating GBV during #COVID19. This week as part of #SexualAssaultAwarenessmonth our #thread touches on the rise of other #harmfulpractices against women during #COVID19 due to the lockdown.
This is a continuation of the conversations we have been having on how the #globalpandemic #covid19 is affecting the lives of girls and young women.
These conversations aim to ensure that we engage a #genderlens response mechanism during global pandemics ensuring the most vulnerable amongst us are not left out in the cold.
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Today the Equal Rights Amendment was passed in Virginia. Regardless of what happens next, this is a big deal. Virginia showed up and said, ‘Gender discrimination isn’t just wrong. It’s illegal.’

This isn’t just a win for Virginia, it’s a win for all the women and men who fought for this moment.
This is for those no longer with us who spent their lives fighting for equality. Most importantly, this is for our future, as girls throughout this country will see that their nation recognizes their value and will permanently codify their equality.
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Workshop begins on "Backing #Women and #Girls to Lead in #SustainableAgriculture" #ClimateWeekNYC
There were people, particularly women and girls, on this land for 1000s of years. Some are still here, and we thank them for the caring of the land that they have done.
We are glad to have participants from @CAREGlobal, @nature_org, @girlscouts, US State Dept office of Global Food Security, and so many from around the world working on #UNSDGs
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Yes, it's true, #gunviolence is unpredictable. However, the ecosystem which fosters it, the push buttons & patterns are very predictable. I know we are all weary
of this roving grief caravan #MA7
Of community mtgs & news headlines in the wake of another incident of community based #gunviolence, only for outrage and focus to wane, and trauma to remain
6yrs ago, Jump Into Peace (JIP) was est. to honor #girls & #women who were victims of #gunviolence, it was a way to specifically honor the victims of the quadruple #Mattapan shooting, many of whom jumped doubledutch competitively as The Ropeburners
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Good morning @childrensplace: Respectfully calling on you to design clothes for #boys & #girls that promote excellent #values. The dangerous #dumbingdown of boys! Why promote dark characters that wield #WEAPONS? (#ElPasoshooter) Why promote laziness & unhealthy eating? 1/x
#Boys: Calling on you to stop promoting dark characters that WIELD #WEAPONS. Why promote #gangster #ninjas wearing red bandanas & mouth masks in a country w/ #gangs? What kind of a man will a boy who wears a "Bro by Day Ninja By Night" pajama set (featuring junk food) be? 2/x
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