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OK, I admit it, I am still cross about the Lambeth Conference thing; but seriously:

What is this patronising tripe?

(Angry thread incoming.)
1. There is no such thing as "women priests." The phrase doesn't even make grammatical sense. If you're after an adjective, the word is "female." If you are trying to suggest that "women priests" are some kind of different species from "men priests," well... 🤷🏽‍♂️
2. I and my sister priests are not "extraordinary blessings." We are ordinary blessings, just like our male colleagues. There are some excellent female priests, undoubtedly some terrible ones, and most of us are just mediocre, trying to do the best we can. (cont...)
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So a few people have asked me about my reaction to @DoloresHuerta endorsing @KamalaHarris for her Presidential campaign in 2020. My thoughts on the matter and given with as much respect as I can give, as a person with Mexican family, and not quite fluent in Spanish. #DesculpaMe
1) @DoloresHuerta is a titan in Central Valley politics and for Mexican-Americans everywhere. She is often overlooked in comparison with #CesarChavez, but my understanding is that Dolores was more of the logistics of the @UFWF while #Cesar provided the #Vision. Sounds familiar!
2) In fact, my own Grandmother (mother’s mother) says that she marched with both @DoloresHuerta and #CesarChavez in the 1970’s. I recall the last time I asked her about her stories, I told her that I heard Dolores was fierce #AF. She concurred unequivocally.
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The Dolby Theater is packed. Everyone's here. Meryl, Lady Gaga, the entire cast of Black Panther -- EVERYONE. The lights dim as a disembodied voice announces: "Ladies, Gentlemen, and Those Among Us Who Transcend the Gender Binary, please welcome your host... TAYLOR MAC!"
Taylor Mac descends from the rafters, wearing the entire gay bar from A Star Is Born as a gown, belting out Shallow as men in Ally drag do a chorus line down below. MAC: "Welcome to the 91st Academy Awards: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual! Tonight is all about SACRIFICE!"
Behind Taylor Mac, a huge set piece is flown in. It's a GIANT ANUS.
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Never has someone misused a word as badly as Ben Shapiro misuses the word #intersectionality as he critiques it. He honesty thinks it means everyone in their identity silos, fighting over who's more oppressed, which is precisely the OPPOSITE of what it means.
here's his latest example of pedantry which passes for intellect on the right...maybe its the high pitched pre-teen squeal...it somehow short-circuits people's brains and makes them think this is intelligent
newsweek.com/ben-shapiro-st…
it's literally around 600 words of nonsense, which Newsweek felt compelled to print bc they don't want to seem liberal or something...this isn't remotely deep conservatism
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Can we for real make #collectyourcousins a thing? Black folks are constantly collecting their cousins bc 1 black person acting a fool can have far reaching consequences for all of us. White folks don’t seem to feel as implicated by the failures or foolishness of other white folks
I propose #collectyourcousins as a call to allies to come respond to racist (sexist, cissexist, ableist, homophobic) comments by similarly identified people. White women collecting white women. Straight men collecting straight men. Cis folks collecting cis folks.
The appeal of #collectyourcousins in two-fold for me. 1: Privileged folks often respond defensively especially to marginalized folks calling them on such privilege or ignorance. They have a harder time being dismissive of folks with shared identities.
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Here’s the thing: people who really go through life as nonwhite don’t just check “white” because they think that’s what they’re supposed to say. Thread.
This is why Latines keep frustrating US Census efforts to categorize us, marking “other” in large numbers.
When I fill out forms like this, I put “American Indian” (the closest they have for Native from South America) and “Other.” I don’t mark white for my Jewish ancestry, because my experience of Judaism is not as a white person. #intersectionality
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@ClareICHH @IrishTimes @RadQueersResist @Wheelie_Happy @tcddublin @daimbarrs @ilainabananas @AineMulloy I'm surpassed #ThankUNext,
now at 'Thanks But No Thanks We Don't Need White People Judging Whether Our Cause Has Merit Or If We Should Yield And Let Our "Success Or Contribution To Feminism" Be Erased *Just A Little Bit* To Make Ethnonationalists More Comfy With Their Mistakes'
@ClareICHH @IrishTimes @RadQueersResist @Wheelie_Happy @tcddublin @daimbarrs @ilainabananas @AineMulloy Also - our "success or contribution to feminism" shaped Irish constitution without having a vote. We *are* Irish Feminists - our core tenets of intersectionality don't even all exist in British/American Feminism.

If you just mean 'white feminists' say it with your whole chest.
@ClareICHH @IrishTimes @RadQueersResist @Wheelie_Happy @tcddublin @daimbarrs @ilainabananas @AineMulloy I have to say it's a bit more than having 'felt unrepresented' when POCs, Queer and Trans and Disabled women all...were.
That's not an emotion, that's a fact.
But it's v in-keeping with their view that if an 'Irish feminist' looks in the mirror - they'd be none of those things.
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irishtatler.com/remembering-th…

They couldn't find one #POC to remember for #RepealedThe8th.

Make no mistake, this is how we are stamped out of history created off our backs.

Because this is 'Remembering the Women Whose Campaigning Led to This Historic Voting Turnout' for posterity.
Sure, I didn't have even the startup loan, or the ability to source popup stores, or mass produce a single branded product behind a Middle Ireland four-letter name,

but @irishtatler still saw fit to include a photo of ppl wearing my merch in print? So why not give a voice?
Also, it is. CRIMINAL. that @JanetOS_ - included in #BBC100Women, a key rallying force behind ARC, blatantly and unceremoniously silenced for being too 'inconvenient' and diverse and honest in her approach to the ref because she'd been personally affected by it - wasn't included.
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THREAD. Balanced teams vs. "diversity".

Some people are confused about whether, at @Atlassian, we've shifted our focus from creating intersectional justice and equitabe opportunities for everyone, with a spotlight on those who are underrepresented in tech.

That's easy: NOPE.
We're moving away from *language* that is outdated and a *barrier* to the progress we want to see. Our 2018 State of Diversity report (atlassian.com/diversity/surv…) showed us two problems with the word "diversity" (on top of other issues holding back #diversity & #belonging in tech).
1. People overwhelmingly associated the word with underrepresented or minority groups.
2. The minorities people associated with "diversity" with were gender and racial minorities.

Let's unpack why this is problemmatic af, A LESSON.
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if you are interested in inviting me to speak at your college or conference, please check out my recently revamped booking webpage: juliaserano.com/booking.html – in this THREAD I will share some of my most requested talks...
my most frequently requested talk continues to be "Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive" – it is based on my 2nd book Excluded, although I've added some newer material to it in the last few years... juliaserano.com/booking.html#E… #feminism #LGBTQ #queer #activism
...another popular talk is "I'll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement" juliaserano.com/booking.html#s… #trans #transgender #feminism #gender #sexism
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It’s so funny and ironic how #liberals call #RadicalFeminism#WhiteFeminism”, yet, I’ve come across so much actual #racism directed at me and other #GenderCritical black women from self-righteous #trans activists/allies and libfems. 🙄
I’ve gotten more racism from that crowd in the past two weeks than I’ve gotten from any #RadicalFeminists in two months. Or any amount of time. Liberals routinely erase the radical #WomenOfColor from history who either called themselves #radfems or influenced radical feminism so
that they can call radical feminism “white”, misappropriate #Intersectionality from #BlackFeminism to try and justify including males in #feminism, argue that “transwomen are women the same way Black women are women”, (racist and dehumanizing comparison of black women to males),
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Ok, imma explain this one time for all the TRAs in the back:
Comparing black women to males is racist even in the name of “progressivism”, stop using us as props in your braindead arguments already.
Black women have been likened and compared to males for CENTURIES as a way to dehumanize us, to portray us as hyper masculine and unfeeling beasts of burden. This lil “simile” comes all the way from the plantation.
Womanhood, especially BLACK womanhood, is not an identity or feeling. It is a biological reality that was the basis on which my foremothers were raped and forced to bear children like factory farm cattle.
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The capitalist argument that there will always be a need for garbage-men and toilet cleaners, is very telling on the issue of racism. Racism is not just affecting the ones living next to us, but effects trans-nationally. #marxism #racism #capitalism #intersectionality
Racism is a cornerstone of outsourcing labor to the lower classes and the lower ethnicities both within the exploiting country, and outside in economically weaker countries. In capitalism, each economic class, ethnicity class, and sex class is assigned labor roles.
Racism serves to keep the people within and ethnicity class in their assigned labor roles. Just the same as misogyny serves to keep women in assigned labor roles (overlapping in ethnicity and the same sex).
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#MarchForwardMA @MarchForwardMA wins. We have been assessing statements from hundreds of chapters and orgs regarding #WomensMarch #AntiSemitism. We can conclude this statement is the most shockingly offensive yet. Comments are equally disgusted. #EpicFail facebook.com/MarchForwardMA…
"We acknowledge that much of the demand to ‘condemn’ or ‘renounce’ Farrakhan is not itself a call to work for justice on behalf of marginalized communities, but is merely performative. We are not merely performative allies together in this movement." @MarchForwardMA #VictimShames
The Comments:

"All good. This was the last straw.
Check out We Are March On (@WeAreMarchOn): twitter.com/WeAreMarchOn?s…"
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