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by @Bruno_Brunelli
#MIT's virtually indestructible robot can backflip.
This is the story of Margaret Hamilton, one of the world's first software engineers.

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This week, the Danish Justice Minister called for new legislation in Denmark that recognises the simple fact that sex without consent is rape.

But this didn't happen by chance.

It resulted of some brilliant campaigning & advocacy
2/10. On Tuesday, rape survivors & activists took the stage in front of an invited audience of 200 journalists, politicians, judges & police officials for the launch of a "bombshell report" revealing Denmark’s “rape culture” & endemic impunity for
3/10 The report - the culmination of months of research - identifies key barriers to justice for rape survivors as flawed laws as well as widespread harmful myths & gender stereotypes. Cultural change is needed but "legislation carries culture" so changing the law was the target.
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For #IWD2019, some wonderful women in academia to follow (and some of these are my pals, so yes, I am biased!). First up: @tajmakapic, who works on gender & post-conflict peace agreements #IWD
Interested in India, gender & politics? @arp_chak is your woman to follow! #IWD2019 #IWD
The wonderful @CarolineWest_IE works on sexuality, porn and feminism #IWD2019 #IWD19
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On this #IWD19, I’d like to share one major experience that shaped my career. It was early in my banking career and I’d been working on a major project which came to a successful end when I was informed that I would be moving to a newly formed team... /1 #InspiringNewDimension
...under the leadership of a female senior colleague who most people had described as cold and hard. So my first thought was fear and trepidation, it turned out to be the turning point of my career, she was a very thorough boss who pushed me beyond limits #inspiringNewDimension
It was the days before all these buzzwords but I suffered from what is now called “impostor-syndrome”, that many women feel. And she reversed this, and continued to give me visibility beyond my peers in other units. We worked very hard and it paid off. #inspiringNewDimension
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The woman who invented the Italian resistance

<<For #IWD2019 remembering Ada Gobetti, one of the bravest leaders of the anti-fascist Italian Resistance…
‘Her war never stopped’: the Dutch teenager who resisted the Nazis.

Remembering Freddie & Truus Oversteegen who carried out a campaign of assassinations and sabotage against Nazi invaders with pistols hidden in their bicycle baskets. #IWD2019…
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I made a thing. #IWD19 #CaptainMarvel

‘Twas the night before Women’s Day, when all round the web
Not an incel was sleeping, though many were in bed.

On sheets covered in stains and orange Cheetos dust
Their basement rooms smelling of distinct manly musk
Dirty laundry was strewn atop chairs, shelves and clocks,
A concerning percentage of it: crusty socks.

As the pale light of laptop screens shone blue on their stubble
They set out on their quest to bring women some trouble.
The lotion and tissues were kept near at hand
For few things so excited a red pill, mgtow man

Than reminding a female of her proper place
Or giving out “m’lady”s with white knightly grace.
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