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A tragic death, and instead of justice and closure, the case is fueled by #ignorance. According to the inspector, "Pramila could not have been raped because she was on her #period." Excuse me, what? #menstruation #rape #nepal
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If there is evidence to support the fact that women are never raped when menstruating, then we should just change directions and support #chhaupadi as a safe practice for women, because apparently no rapes happen when women are #menstruating.
@NFCC has put out a statement on the story. Please read. And please, for the sake of women and girls everywhere, we must stop making blanket assumptions that perpetuate violence against women and girls. #VAW #menstruationmatters
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Menstruation is a natural process, but can be challenging for millions of women worldwide. My new paper in Global Public Health explores the role of caste/ethnicity in #menstrual knowledge and practices in Nepal. Join me in a thread... bit.ly/2JiuLjt #MenstruationMatters
First, I want to credit my fantastic co-authors: Jessica G. Burke (@jessgrifburke) of @PittPubHealth and Pema Lhaki of @nfccint.
Nepal is a geographically small yet diverse country of 125 caste/ethnic groups. Given the complexities of caste/ethnic roles and beliefs in the country, understanding how they impact menstrual health is critical.
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I'm fed up because lots of people have done the #RSE consultation - sex ed experts, menstruation researchers, womb-related illness charities, fertility experts, PSHE teachers, student charities, school pupils, parents, you name it. 2/?
I am so cross I have not threaded my tweets properly. And even the consultation response document acknowledged loads of ppl mentioned periods, yet the guy who presumably wrote it does not understand menstruation enough, because he 'limited' teaching of it. 3/?
Like... does @DamianHinds understand that menarche and menopause bookend the menovulatory lifetime? Is he punking us and making a 'limits' 'end of menstruation' 'menopause' joke? Sorry - I need a cup of tea. 4/?
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You must have heard the word "quantum mechanics" before, and most of you may have probably heard the phrase in the popular @CBS show @bigbangtheory.

What does it mean?

Quantum Physics describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.
In simple words, as opposed to 'Classical Physics', the Quantum Theory suggests that everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.

Confused?

Simply put, matter consists of "invisible energy fields" that can pass through solid things, at random!
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