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Here's the thing about racism and sexism - humans do not deal well in nuance. We deal in generalities to make life easier for us. We simplify everywhere that we can. We create general rules for life that we know are not universally true, but they capture most of the cases.
In some cases, those generalities overstep. We learn that members of group X (or, more specifically, people *we* think, based on a visual assessment, belong to group X) should have certain qualities.
Those qualities might even be true for the vast majority of members of group X. "Blue people wear hats." Not all of them, but perhaps 97% of blue people do prefer to wear hats. Here's what happens.
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The important constitutional principles underscoring litigation and solicitor-client #privilege are trivialized and politicized by this charade of legal censorship. It's no longer credible for @Puglaas to blame her silence on @CanadianPM's refusal to waive faux privilege. 1/3
@BCLawSociety and the leading legal text confirms the obvious: “legal advice from a non-lawyer Attorney General is not encompassed by Solicitor-Client Privilege because a non-lawyer Attorney General does not qualify as a 'professional legal adviser” (@ADodek). #SNCLavalin 2/3
No litigation #privilege restricts @Puglaas re: #SNC prosecution because the privileged content was already disclosed by the 'client' (PM’s version of events). No solicitor client privilege applies because no solicitor in sight. So let the truth be spoken. 3/3
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*Taps lecture mic*
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#Privilege means you’re given unearned advantages based on a social norm or value. #Race, #gender, #class, #disability, & #sexuality are all major social systems which value certain bodies & behaviors over others.
Fatphobia & slim/size privilege are produced by systems of gender, race & class. How? By the production of beauty norms & medical standards of health which are based on middle class whiteness & directed mostly violently at women.
Thought big booties are recently valued (notably most when they are not on the bodies of black women, especially fat black women), the bodies historically most celebrate were/are thin white women. This is an ideal that harms all women & encourages us to all hate our bodies.
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Recently, a #tenured #prof at a grp dinner made a #sexist joke. I didn't laugh.

He pointed at me & called me out on it.

"See, I knew SHE wouldn't get it."

I reported it to an #administrator & copied a 1st yr prof also present at dinner. She corroborated my story.

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Like me, she couldn't say anything during dinner as senior prof collaborated w/ our prog, which he reminded us several times. The administrator I spoke to was sympathetic & concerned, & assured us that senior prof is a well-known a**. We aren't the 1st to run afoul of him. 2/7
Hearing their responses validated my experience greatly.

The 3 of us discussed how junior prof & I would deal w/ future events. One way was to ask senior prof to clarify his "jokes."

Junior prof said this was likely to be the least destructive. Administrator agreed. 3/7
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It's the first ever International #PronounsDay! I'm so excited and I want you to be excited, too.

Here are a few things to know about pronouns:

1. Many #trans people, myself included, HAVE to out ourselves & tell people our pronouns, if we want others to gender us correctly.
YOU CAN HELP normalize this by doing a couple of REALLY simple things:

- Edit your Twitter & FB bio, email sig, etc to include your pronouns, whether you're #trans or not.

- ALWAYS introduce yourself with your name AND pronouns, eg: "I'm Danielle & my pronouns are she/her."
2. Understand that correct pronouns are NOT optional, nor a preference. In some jurisdictions, it's even against sex-based discrimination laws to misgender someone.

- NEVER say "preferred pronouns." It's not a preference. My pronouns are she/her; anything else is inaccurate.
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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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WOMENS EQUALITY!
Allows men to be women
no Draft, MEN only!
Demands to be seen as beautiful despite effort or appearance
Called beautiful- now a victim
Equates victim/Accuser
Claims ludicrous behavior due to victim status
misogyny blamed in-lieu of personal accountability
I want TRUE equality! The current system has been designed to ensure that women receive preferential treatment!
To reap all of the rewards while taking none of the risk or putting forth any of the effort.
ITS AN INSULT!
Today’s #feminist wouldn’t make it a full day, of #Equality
AUTOMATICALLY BELIEVING A WOMAN who’s accusing a man of sexual assault....

the ULTIMATE form of #privilege this country currently participates in.
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Ladies, a question for you:

"What would you do if all men had a 9pm curfew?"

Dudes: Read the replies and pay attention.

#metoo #Kavanaugh #Cosby #feminism #maleprivilege #privilege
The @DailyDot covered this thread with some of the best responses here:

amp.dailydot.com/irl/women-men-…
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My son Henry has had the #privilege of playing with the @RBIIndy all stars team #MLBRBI
The #MLB @MLBRBI program stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities and focused on player and character development
It has given me a new view on what #privilege looks like in #youthbaseball
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Dedicated to @Terfy_Memes
Plus, a thread on how transwomen retain (at least some) male privilege 👇🏾
What is #maleprivilege? It is freedom, resources, rights, and respect granted instantly to any male person upon (or even before) birth, simply for being male. Having an advantage over another group of humans doesn’t just stop at laws.
When men don’t feel constantly threatened with violence and harassment for just existing. When medical conditions affecting males are given more funding and are more rigorously researched. When men get more pay and are promoted faster due to being seen as more competent in jobs.
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Man who decided a few months ago that he's actually a woman got called a man by a @Lyft driver. The man almost cried, but is now relieved that @Lyft has deactivated the driver for this grievous crime, thereby depriving him of his livelihood .
#Privilege

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Yes and it's this man, more of a man than you'll ever be, who got a man fired today for calling him a man.
Man who decided a few months ago that he's actually a woman now calls the police on a latino bar for noticing he's a man and not letting him into the women's toilets, which are reserved for women.

Guy seems hellbent on putting people out of business for hurting his feelings.
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Thread:

1.

Like many of you, I'm deeply inspired by the #MarchForOurLives speakers. These students modelled a couple of key changemaking principles, relevant to #cities and #urbanism, worthy of serious contemplation.
2.

@davidhogg111, a white male Parkland student noted that media didn't give his fellow #Black students equal space in the convo, Naomi Wadler, a brilliant Black girl addressed ways racialized victims are not equally valued + most of the students acknowledged their #privilege.
3.

This degree of self interrogation, meaningful inclusion, and courage to challenge movements from within is how we achieve true #inclusion and #justice for all.
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For #TransDayofRemembrance I want to tell you a story.

Last Nov/Dec, I was homeless. @realDonaldTrump had just been elected. I was living in my car. I was cold. I was hungry. The pain from my chronic lower back issues was horribly bad, every moment of every day (1/x)
Sleeping in my car was making it worse. I could barely stand, let alone go grocery shopping or walk longer than about 10 min, w/o being totally wiped out for the next day or 2. I was receiving no medical treatment for being #trans, for my #AtrialFibrillation or my back pain (2/x)
I was unemployed, had no degree, didn't pass, and I was severely depressed.

Only a few ppl know this, but I think it's time to talk about it. I almost died last December. I didn't have much $, but I was doing research on the best methods to kill myself that'd be effective (3/x)
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Alabama state auditor Jim Ziegler defended Roy Moore not by denying the allegations against him, but by pointing out that Mary, Jesus' mother, was a teenager. THREAD 1 #metoo #believewomen #predator #believeher
time.com/5017940/roy-mo…
Yes. He compared a man in his 30's pursuing girls ranging in age from 14 to 18 to Joseph, husband of Mary. 2 #statutory #hypocrasy #privilege #itsillegal
The actions below are a Class A #misdemeanor in Alabama: sexual abuse, first degree - #statutory if someone 19 or older subjects another person to sexual contact who is over age 12 but younger than 16. 3
ageofconsent.net/laws/alabama/s…
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#Thread #Equity: It is difficult to shake off #privilege. Difficult. And it is even harder to explain it to those who enjoy it.
I see so many men writing posts about sharing responsibilities at home, being participatory fathers, not dominating women etc.
This is great. So many are becoming "woke" and we must celebrate it. But here's the flip side and herein lies privilege.
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