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I am glad to see @PatrickStrud’s article quoting 5 British feminist academics who quite rightly remind us that feminism must include rights of trans women. It reminds me of an argument that happened after 1 of my talks in #London when 2 white lesbians bombarded me w/ transphobia
I mention that the 2 transphobic lesbians were white because they followed me to dinner after my talk where a gay #Saudi man, a bisexual Saudi woman and I defended trans rights against those two. In no other country have transphobes followed me to dinner after my talk to argue.
I wanted to eat & to talk w/my friends and the transphobes wanted to lecture. I told them that as far as I was concerned trans women are women and the fight against patriarchy had to include trans rights.And then I said i had just spent 90mins on a lecture & Q&A & I wanted to eat
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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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A big theme in my speeches across Western US is the formative impact that Irish people & those of Irish descent have had in shaping modern day Western US. This is very true in #SanFrancisco where there is huge Irish heritage & where we have a vibrant @GlobalIrish community today!
Around 11% of the Bay Area is of Irish descent & there is a large Irish born community too. The people to people connections between the region & Ireland are very strong as evidenced by multiple sister city connections: @sfgov & @corkcitycouncil; @CityofSanJose & @DubCityCouncil
@SantaClaraCity & @LimerickCouncil are sister cities, as are @CityofMenloPark & @GalwayCityCo! Quick shout out to Kathy Watanabe @Carunningmom, the Vice Mayor of Santa Clara with proud #Roscommon heritage. Here’s me meeting with Mayor @LisaGillmor & Kathy earlier this year.
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Why GDP and GNP should NOT be used as reference points for measuring the size of #Ireland economy? Two charts: 1) The two measures are not even on-trend with the real demand, 2) The gap between MNCs-shenanigans in Irish Nat. Accounts & the real domestic demand is MASSIVE 82% +
+ So for all my learned friends, esp in the likes of @CatoInstitute @FraserInstitute @danieljmitchell et al: what your Indices of Economic Freedom rankings for #Ireland reflect is the vast transfer of economic power from the residents of Ireland to Multinational Corporates. +
+ As long as you continue to reference Irish GDP as a base for your Indices, you will miss the true extent of over-regulation, over-taxation, cronyism, corruption imposed onto ordinary Irish people, businesses, & entrepreneurs, by the monopolization of Irish policies & politics+
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1/ Extreme civilisation, late-stage capitalism, whatever you want to call it: this thread👇🏼 is about THE. LEAST. SUSTAINABLE. THING. EVER! And it’s Irish...

peatbed.com

@creedcnw @OriginGreen @Bordbia @GeorgeMonbiot @IUCNpeat @KOSullivanIT @tessakhan
2/ Yes, it’s Irish peat used as bedding for methane-belching cows & other farm animals!

Why? It’s cheaper than straw because straw prices are👆🏼because, well, climate-induced drought...

@KOSullivanIT @ellamcsweeney @RTENewsPaulC @GeorgeMonbiot @paulbmelia @GeorgeLeeRTE
3/ It costs the Earth 🌏 but Irish peat really is the “lap of luxury” for cows! 🐄

@creedcnw @OriginGreen @Bordbia
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A bilingual sign tells you more than just where you need to go.

It tells you a country has more than one native language.

It tells you how the names for places are connected, or sometimes not, between languages.

It teaches you what others call that place in their language.
It demonstrates that the country values linguistic diversity and equality between linguistic communities.

It may tell you that you are entering a place whether another language is more predominent.
It tells you that you may expect to hear another language or experience another culture upon arrival.

It may tell you that folk spoke a now minoritised language in a place before the dominant majority language.
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1/17
It's been 5 months since the #Parkland massacre. On the 14th of the month I've been tweeting each of the portraits I drew.
Remembering #AlyssaAlhadeff.
A star soccer player. A devoted friend. One of the youngest to die.
14 yrs old.
I'm still here. She's not. I remember. RIP Line drawing of young woman. Text: Alyssa Alhadeff 14 years old
2/17
"He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet," wrote Miguel Duque, about his baby brother #MartinDuque.
What a disgrace for our country that students are murdered in school.
Remembering Martin, 5 months after his death.
#EnoughIsEnough
#RoadToChange Line drawing of young man in baseball cap. Text: Martin Duque 14 years old Stoneman Douglas HS
3/17
#CaraLoughran
Cara means "friend" in #Irish.
Cara's funeral was held on her 15th birthday.
Her father came here from Ireland to pursue the American dream.

Heartbreaking.
#msdstrong #SchoolShooting Line drawing of young woman, smiling. <br />
Text: Cara Loughran <br />
14 years old <br />
Went to school <br />
Came home dead
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Cú Chulainn is believed to be an incarnation of the god #Lugh, who is also his father! His mother is the mortal Deichtine, sister of Conchobar mac Nessa, the King of #Ulster who ruled from #NavanFort near #Armagh. #CúChulainn #Irishmyths #Irishlegends #FolkloreThursday
Born Sétanta, Cú Chulainn gained his name as a child, after killing Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defence & offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared! Used a standing stone or by driving a sliotar down its throat with his hurley! #FolkloreThursday
Cathbad the druid announced one day that anyone who drew arms would have everlasting fame! So Cú Chulainn only 7 years old, asked for arms! But Cathbad grieved because he had not finished his prophecy-the warrior who took arms that day would have a short life! #FolkloreThursday
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