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Exodus Cry has released a trailer for Benjamin Nolot's new film "Raised on Porn," which comes out on Thursday. It argues that porn has destroyed a generation, calling it "the greatest unregulated social experiment in history." 1/
The claim? That for the past 10-20 years, the availability of free online porn has warped a generation's brain, causing them to become addicted to sex, and thus objectify and attack women. The only problem? The actual evidence. 2/
This is claim is one that I hear with thuddening regularity. But the facts don't bear out, especially with the generations — Gen Z ! Millenials! — that has supposedly been destroyed.

Gen Z is, by all accounts, the most consent-oriented, gender-conscious in history. 3/
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1/24 🧵#CDNpoli

Expect this news will make most of you uncomfortable. Plz let me begin with a declaration that the #ClimateCrisis is real & requires immediate action

But you've also heard me address conflict of interest in #CDNmedia & this #thread has serious legal implications
2/24 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia

It's outrageously serendipitous that #Huawei's Meng Wanzhou signed a plea deal today, the #2Michaels are coming home from China, & that Grimes is reporting marital troubles with Elon Musk

Could've never imagined those topics would intertwine like this
3/24 🧵#CDNpoli

When it comes to conflicts of interest in #CDNmedia my criticisms are not partisan

For #J_school legal reasons it has always been imperative for journos to decline reporting on people or matters that involve them & to ethically disclose when that isn't avoidable
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I wanted to do a thread about missing and murdered Native and Hispanic women, but I've been struggling to find the words.
It's a complex and painful issue - and I've written several long ones only to discard them.
I'm going to just share my thoughts, not an overview of the facts.
I'll start here:
It is infuriating that a year after the media and elites demanded that we de-resource the law enforcement bodies who investigate and prosecute violent crimes against black and brown women, we are now here wondering why those cases aren't taken seriously.
I've been a violent crime victim.
I have lost loved ones to violence. I've had loved ones go missing. I have had loved ones commit violent acts and have experienced those cases from the other side of the court room and media narrative.
Victims and suspects - all brown.
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Thread über das Statement eines Mitglieds der Partei @dieLinke das von sexueller Gewalt in der Partei betroffen ist und gescilenced wird.

#MeToo #LinkeMeToo


------ Gerne teilen. Ich möchte, dass das rumkommt. ------

Erstens - nein, nicht kurz vor der Wahl. Seit (1/x)
mindestens einem halben Jahr versuche u. a. ich die Partei zu einem modernen, ihrer Losung entsprechenden Umgang mit Sexismus und Machtmissbrauch zu bewegen. Die Aussage, dass trotz einiger, detailliert vorgebrachter Vorwürfe sexistischen Verhaltens nicht klar wäre, was (2/x)
denn stimme, ist die Aussage, die uns noch am meisten supportet.

Und zweitens - ja. Allerdings (auch) kurz vor der Wahl. Weil das Fass nun überläuft und ich nunmal nicht möchte, dass eine Partei, die mit Sexismusvorwürfen so umgeht, erfolgreich ist.

Und wisst ihr, wer (3/x)
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Reminder: There's never just one victim.
there is zero chance this is the only time Cuomo behaved like this.

read the article, and then imagine that this was the first and only time in his life that chris cuomo decided to behave like this. It's not credible.
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No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga has claimed Sean Connery’s James Bond was ‘basically’ a rapist as he reflected on historic casual misogyny of the character.

CW/TW: Rape and SA
The filmmaker insisted the spy franchise has moved on drastically with its attitude towards women since the late Scottish actor portrayed the first incantation of the suave spy, with a main hurdle being how it navigates the post-#MeToo era.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Is it Thunderball or Goldfinger where, like, basically Sean Connery’s character rapes a woman?

‘She’s like, “No, no, no,” and he’s like, “Yes, yes, yes.” That wouldn’t fly today.’
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I really enjoyed talking to Noah about the #CAS.

It’s not the first time I’m coming out publicly to challenge the status quo at the CAS (see…) and I’d like to explain a bit why.

[Thread] 👇👇👇

#Sportslaw #Arbitration #Transparency #Independence
1. #CAS is a crucial player in sports governance, it whitewashes legally speaking the decisions of international SGBs. Once a CAS award confirmed a decision of an SGB, the latter gains in authority and becomes extremely difficult to challenge elsewhere (see #Pechstein odyssey).
2. #CAS is not an arbitral tribunal, I repeat #CAS is not an arbitral tribunal! As I have argued elsewhere (…), CAS jurisdiction in appeal cases cannot be grounded on consent, it needs post-consensual foundations (such as the famous ‘level playing field’).
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I learned a great deal from Kyle Harper’s study of slavery in the Late Antique world, so I’m looking forward to reading this study about the transformation of sex. Image
Chapter 1: Roman sexual culture. What strikes most is the ubiquitousness of slavery, that is, the constant availability of human bodies as the backbone of Roman sexual culture. Deeply depressing too.
‘The sexual culture of the high Roman Empire was dominated by the imperatives of social reproduction. (…) early marriage for women, jealous guarding of honorable female sexuality, an expansive slave system, late marriage for men >
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@cstross I never worked in intelligence but if you work in communications at my level, you keep meeting people who did.

In today's intelligence world, Bond would be considered a serious security risk and for very good reason. 1/
@cstross Back in the 1970s, the KGB developed an agent (i.e source, Bond is an operative, not an agent) recruitment process whose imprint can be clearly seen in the backgrounds of the men at the center of Brexit, Trump's election and more (aFD, Golden Dawn, etc.) 2/
@cstross Imagine a sales funnel for recruiting traitors. You start off by sending a pretty girl (boy) like Maria Butina into a cocktail party. Her job is to report back the names of every man who grabs her butt to her handler /3
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Guangzhou-based labor and women’s rights activists Sophia Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing went missing Sunday, Sept. 19. Their friends fear detention. 1/5
Wang was accompanying Huang to Shenzhen, from where she was supposed to travel on to Hong Kong and then fly to Britain Sept. 21 for the start of her master’s program at the University of Sussex. 2/5
Huang, an investigative journalist and one of the initiators of China’s #MeToo movement, this year received a Chevening Scholarship for graduate studies, funded by the British government. 3/5
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பிரபல ஸ்த்ரீ லோலரும், நூதன முறைகளில் பேத்தி வயதுடைய ஸ்த்ரீகளிடம் அபவாதம் செய்து அசிங்கப்பட்டவரும், அபலைகளான ஈழப் பெண்கள் பலரின் பாவத்தை சம்பாதித்தவரும், #Metoo வில் சிக்கி சந்தி சிரித்தவரும், தாயார் ஆண்டாள் விஷயத்தில் பெருத்த அபசாரப்பட்டவரும்,
இவற்றாலெல்லாம் எஸ்.ஆர்.எம். பல்கலை கூட அவருக்கு விருது கொடுக்க மாட்டேன் என்று பின்வாங்கிய பெருமை பெற்றவருமான பெண்பித்துக் கவிஞ்ரேறுவின் 'கள்ளிக்காட்டு இதிகாசம்' என்னும் நூலை 22 இந்திய மொழிகளில் மொழிபெயர்க்க மத்திய
சாஹித்திய அகாதெமி முடிவெடுத்துள்ளது கேவலத்திலும் கேவலமாகும்.…
@Murugan_MoS @annamalai_k @nsitharaman @BJP4TamilNadu
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Try to recognise this person in picture. He is Late S. Santokh Singh Randhawa twice Punjab Congress Chief, one of the senior most Congress person and very close to Darbara Singh. He was removed from Punjab Congress Chief post on reports that he had li ka with terrorist. .../1
The name of Terrorist was Gurdeep who was arrested from Chandigarh & while interrogation he wanted to talk to Santokh Singh Randhawa. To establish links 30 persons were arrested & link was established between Gurdeep & Randhawa. IB & then Governer Arjun Singh also confirmed...2
Now many will ask me why today this thread, please wait for that. Big surprise will be at last.

Randhawa had met police officers to plead for Gurinder's innocence when he was implicated in a murder case in Batala subdivision. In fact the alibi was provided by Inderjit Singh...3
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NXIVM is a Total Fraud 🧵🧵👇
I saw Allison Mack in the news today and went, “Who is that?” Then I saw the word NXIVM and got the usual Phoenician bad feeling. It's like the Manson hoax, since—minus the fake gory murders— the two events have a lot in common. #nxivm
The spook writers borrowed a lot of points in this script from Manson, Scientology, and previous fakes. It is rife with the usual red flags. Oh, and I can tell you what NXIVM really means. But you will have to wait until the end for that. I have to make a good story out of it.
The first thing to notice is the faces above. It looks like an SNL skit, doesn't it? That's because it basically was, they just decided to sell it to you as real.
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When the Monica Lewinsky scandal finally erupted, Bill Clinton’s presidency was very nearly destroyed, and the course of US politics was changed forever.

Former US correspondent @mfletchertimes, who witnessed the scandal first-hand, recalls what happened…
The scandal contributed to Al Gore’s wafer-thin defeat by George W Bush in the presidential election of 2000, fuelled the bitter partisan warfare that has since crippled America, and almost certainly played a role in Hillary Clinton’s narrow defeat by Donald Trump in 2016.
By choosing to brazen out the scandal instead of resigning, Clinton also set an example that has since been followed by numerous other politicians – among them Trump, the former New York governor Andrew Cuomo and various British ministers.
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A Chinese woman whose sexual harassment case against a popular TV host sparked a nationwide debate over #MeToo has accused a #Beijing court of unfair treatment and vowed to appeal after it ruled against her.…
The Haidian people’s court said in a judgment released late on Tuesday that Zhou Xiaoxuan did not meet the standard of proof in claiming that Zhu Jun, her superior at work, sexually harassed her.
“I told the court today that this incident happened when I was 21, and now I’m 28. In the last three years because of this legal case I wasn’t able to do other work. I was very sad and I couldn’t help but cried in the court today,” Zhou told the Guardian.
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1/. “Today’s hearing didn’t focus at all about the allegations against #PrinceAndrew

His lawyer - a man who defended Armie Hammer & several high profile #MeToo defendants - argued Andrew hadn’t been served with the papers...despite evidence that he had.
2/. “He’s clearly just making Virginia’s lawyers jump through every possible hoop."

In a sign that his delaying tactics are not likely to work, the judge told #PrinceAndrew’s lawyer: “I think we’re making this a lot more complicated than it really is”.
3/. The reason that #PrinceAndrew is so keen to avoid addressing the substance of the allegations becomes apparent when looking at the summons

It’s full of detail, including travel logs & facts like #JeffreyEpstein having 12 different contact numbers for Andrew. (via @WakeHill)
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When I was in the military in the 90s I was told that civilians are maggots and I should stay in the military forever because who would want to slum it with the civilians.... This was when I first started getting WOKE #chudwatch
Then I started going to bases across the planet and seeing all the little girls being abused by military enlisted and officers as a standard. They call these places adult disneylands. They not only condone it but they USE THEM to help troops de-stress
Military police even patrol many of the bars/streets of these districts always keeping the troop out of trouble and blaming the girls for as much as possible. They pretend its to prevent violence/crimes against the population but those on the inside know better...
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More than 40 million households have watched Sex Education.

Much of its success comes down to how it has rewritten the rules of on-screen teenage sex. So what exactly makes it so groundbreaking? And how is TV changing to catch up with today’s teenagers?…
Nothing is too much for Sex Education, so long as it’s a teenage problem. A board with “sex story of the week” is set up in the writers’ room, the show’s creator, Laurie Nunn, explains.

Writers are encouraged to chuck in any idea they think is a genuine bedroom issue for teens.
Professional “sex educators” are consulted to make sure the show gets the message right. Wildly misunderstood problems are debunked. Porn is always in the background.

“It’s there in the subtext, as in ‘these are the things that porn is not teaching you well’,” says Nunn.
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Breaking the Cycle of Electing Paper Perfect Men.

My thoughts on #KitchenerCentre, #Elxn44 & how debilitating this has been for me as I relive the trauma of #elxn43 & #MikeMorrice.

For accessibility, I have compiled these tweets into a Google doc. /1…
When the election was called and the first signs of Election 44 popped up, driving to a grocery store, I saw Mike Morrice’s face. I pulled over on the side of the road to avoid throwing up.

Suddenly, it was October 2019 all over again. /2
Some of you might be aware that, after repeated private attempts to address racist and misogynistic experiences, I publicly brought forward my experiences with Mike Morrice, Green Party Candidate for Kitchener Centre, last election cycle.… /3
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Wi Spa: un hombre de 52 años ha sido acusado de enseñar su pene semi-erecto a 4 mujeres y una niña. Los medios de comunicación liberales y de izquierdas dijeron que era un bulo pero resultó ser un delincuente sexual en serie.
Original aquí, traducción ⬇️.…
El escándalo de Wi Spa es peor de lo que pensábamos.

La calificación de los medios liberales de este incidente como un "bulo" fue vergonzosa.

¿Qué tipo de persona difama a una mujer de color para defender a un hombre que supuestamente había expuesto sus genitales a mujeres?
¿No se necesitaría rastrear las regiones más oscuras y extrañas de Internet para encontrar a un individuo así,para descubrir a personas tan desprovistas de moralidad que están dispuestas a cuestionar la reputación de una mujer negra para proteger a un exhibicionista de críticas?
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This is Marcia Riklis with Hillary Clinton. Marcia is my rapist's sister. 👇


Marcia Riklis's husband was Abe Hirschfeld's wife. Hirschfeld was Steven Hoffenberg's business partner.

Their son, Elie Hirschfeld, worked with Donald Trump.
In September 2019, President Trump appointed Elie Hirschfeld to the United Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. Personal.
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'I've known him for many years & I know he is a good person.'

Are you:
-of the gender or age group he harasses & assaults?
-in one of the subordinate positions he bullies?
-from the racial/other groups he discriminates against?
If no to all, your opinion is irrelevant.
But what you are doing (whether you are aware of it or not) is using your privilege to protect another privileged person and discredit a victim who is at a lower position in the power hierarchy.

What if the answer to one or more of the questions is yes?
Well, in that case, remember that we only ever see or know parts of people. Just because what you have heard from a victim does not fit with your experience or your idea of a person, it does not mean that it is not possible.

Basically, believe victims.
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I really don't understand why white feminists are so obsessed with begging men to speak up. It's like they think men's words have this inherent superior power to them.
Is this because they're used to men helping them? It just seems...counter intuitive and encourages men to speak about shit they don't truly understand when they should be quiet imo
Is there comfort in men's performance? I don't think it actually does anything and I wish white feminists turned to other gender minorities instead of being so obsessed with men
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I’ve heard Naomi Wolfe is in NYC. If anyone out there could connect us I’d be grateful. It just occurred to me that the one woman who might have compassion for those of us not falling in line and possibly causing the ladies who lunch some angst was kicked off this platform…
…what was it for exactly again? Ladies…anyone remember? Ya think one day we may whisper again “everybody knew?” Yeah. #metoo.

Any help with any contacts here in NY would be incredible. We need to make sure this doesn’t happen to the next generation.
We don’t have to make their mistake. Agreed? Cool. #metoo.
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