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Boris Johnson & Michael Gove promised lower fuel bills once Britain left the EU

EU gas prices are high too, but they trade efficiently in linked auctions that balance prices across the EU

We don't because #Brexit 🤦‍♂️

#BrexitReality #ProjectFear #BrexitChaos #ToryBrexitDisaster UK Energy Crisis
So now the UK has the highest energy prices in Europe. We produce most of our electricity from gas.

It's important we make no mistake. This is a problem created by the #ToryBrexitDisaster

They are disaster capitalists who bankrupt industries and buy them up cheap in a monopoly.
Everything that is happening now was predicted in the leaked 2018 Operation Yellowhammer report, saying that a No / Bad #Brexit Deal (which we have) could lead to

Food & Petrol Shortages✅
Significant Electricity Price Increases✅

For now its wholesale (retail prices are fixed)
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I'm pro-Lindsay who lost her virginity in her sophomore year with a broken condom and now has to choose whether to be a teenage mom or just a teenager.
9/
You can argue and say that I'm pro-choice all you want, but the truth is:
I'm pro-life. Their lives. Women's lives.
You don't get to pick and choose which scenarios should be accepted.
It's not about which stories you don't agree with.
It's about fighting for the women in the stories that you do agree with and the CHOICE that was made.

Women's rights are meant to protect ALL women, regardless of their situation!

#roevwade #prochoice #abortion #women #womensrights #mybody #mychoice #mybodymychoice
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@CriticalReikan @tlhicks713 @estockbridge 8:27 DOOD

3.5G 100%

Please take a moment to consider this perspective, tisupportroevwade

I'm not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life
@CriticalReikan @tlhicks713 @estockbridge sustaining organs.

I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later

I'm pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a
@CriticalReikan @tlhicks713 @estockbridge placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.

I'm pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old
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I'm not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.

I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come
to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.

I'm pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on
whether to save her or her unborn child.

I'm pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old body isn't mature enough to bear the consequence of that betrayal.

I'm pro-Melissa who's working two jobs
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I think its time to talk about #ReligiousFreedom and exactly where one person’s #freedom starts, and another’s ends. And no I’m not talking about a woman’s body dividing cells, I’m talking about breathing adults who #vote
#ReligiousFreedom is SO important to everybody. And I agree that I ALSO want my own #FreedomOfReligion. But other people DON’T get to define that.
I am in charge of my own #belief systems. You could even say I’m RESPONSIBLE for them🤔
#AmericanTaliban
No matter how wacky they got, the point in time where I am no longer allowed to practice my #Religion, would start IF it harmed another breathing adult, and that word #harm is pretty loaded too, isn’t it?
How do we define #Freedom?
How do we define #Life?
#Happiness??
#Americans
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#TexasWomen and women everywhere appalled by #SB8 need to put pressure where it matters, pocketbooks. Here’s the largest corporations in Texas- do t spend a dime with them! @pizzahut @Dell @jpmorgan AT&T, Texas Instruments, @USAA @exxonmobil @BankofAmerica @AmericanAir
All of these companies are complicit in stripping away #WomensRights if they don’t say or do anything. Let’s let our money talk! #BoycottTexas #AbortionIsHealthcare #AbortTheGOP #ExpandTheCourt #Fight
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1
How outraged are you truly?
Enough to put it to the test?
Enough to sacrifice?
Millions online are enraged today
on the ban of abortion in Texas.
But it's time for real life actions
Are you that outraged?
Are you? Keep reading.
Our bodies have carried humanity
Our bodies have birthed every human being
Our bodies have suffered the pains of childbirth
Our bodies have displayed the scars of birth
Our bodies have sustained the life of newborns
You dare think you can make our decisions for us?
You who vote no on minimum wages
You who vote no on free childcare
You who vote no on free health care
You who vote no on free education
You who vote no on climate change
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Outlets from @BBCNews to @SkyNews on #Taliban in #Afghanistan describe how #ShariaLaw curtails #WomensRights

This is *false*.

We present the #Caliph of the #Ahmadiyya #Muslim Community from #JalsaUK 2021 on how the #Shariah of #Islam PROTECTS women's rights

👇THREAD
The Caliph's extraordinary speech from #JalsaUK covering the various aspects of the #Shariah on women's rights can be found in full here:

trueislam.co.uk/articles/women…

Below we will review key aspects he highlighted... /1
From the outset, the #Caliph explained that the current notion of "freedom" increasingly pushed in the West is no more than slavery to one's base desires /2

#WomenOfAfghanistan #afghanistandebate
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THREAD: Unfortunately, a new #lockdown means a sharp, inevitable rise in #domesticviolence suffered by women and children. ⁣

We have pulled together a Safety Planning Handbook for victim-survivors. Please share this where you can, we don’t know who it may help. 💜⁣ Image
THREAD: Having a code word allows you to raise the alarm to family, friends, carers, or support workers without putting yourself in even more danger.

#quarantine #dv #domesticabuse Image
THREAD: Notifying a trusted neighbour can allow them to alert the police if they hear any fighting coming from your home.

#SydneyLockdown #COVID19nsw #domesticviolence Image
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Did I Do Wrong?🤷🏽‍♀️
Mrs Akila said:
"My mother-in-law came over and instructed me to have my one-year-old daughter circumcised but I lied to her that #FGM had been done on her in the hospital.
But two years later, she came visiting again and found out that my daughter hadn't been
circumcised.
She screamed at her son (my husband) and told him that any wife, who can boldly lie to her mother-in-law, can easily cheat on the husband.
The next day, she wanted to take my daughter to be circumcised but I stood my ground and we began dragging my daughter, even as
she cried from pain.
My husband witnessed everything and was undecided on who to support; then he instructed me to let his mother take our daughter for the circumcision, that after all, all his sisters had FGM and nothing happened to them!
I was really mad at him but pleaded with
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Conservative evangelical efforts to infringe on a woman’s right to choose has spread to Canada as well as in United States.

This is a danger to women and girls all over the world. 🧵

#WomensRights
#GlobalGagRule #ONEV1 #DemVoice1
2/ One of first major policies enacted by **former administration Included #GlobalGagRule This resulted in a loss of funding for Title X programs unless they made referrals for pregnant women to centers encouraging keeping pregnancy. #ONEV1 #DemVoice1

tcf.org/content/facts/…
3/ TFG allocated $8.8 BILLION extending #GlobalGagRule worldwide. This is damaging to women in emerging countries where allowing women to work and plan pregnancies helps to build struggling economies, lifting families out of poverty. #ONEV1 #DemVoice1

opensocietyfoundations.org/explainers/wha…
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In response to the recent legislative action in my state of Texas: I’m not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Juanita who found out at her 20 week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.
I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.
I'm pro-Nabeeha who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.
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#IStandWithMaya ❤️

We hope @WEP_UK @WEP_Scot @WEP_Wales @ManduReid are following Maya Forstarter's appeal today

An appeal that gets to the very crux of women's rights in the UK today- women's right to say #sexmatters

Case details 👇🏿

It is vital that @WEP_UK get to grips with the issues at the crux of this appeal

It is also key that the @EHRC is intervening on behalf of Maya & indicates how far we have come despite the silence of our feminist leaders at WEP

#IStandWithMaya #SexMatters
WEP bursts at the seams with radical, women centred policies ❤️ & our leader @ManduReid is smart, compassionate & down to earth ❤️

However we have left the heavy lifting of defending #womensrights to those without the protection & weight that we have as a party.

#sexmatters
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Today at 2.30 we will be giving evidence to Women & Equalities Committee alongside @fairplayforwomen @filia_pix #womenatwesc Thank you for all your messages and long-standing support. Nothing about us without us.
Our portfolio of written consultation submissions relating to the rights of women including this #WESC consultation can be viewed here
👇🏿
womansplaceuk.org/wpuk-submissio…

#WomenatWESC
We welcome our new followers watching #WomenatWESC

We are a left wing feminist organisation

To read our manifesto & our campaigns 👇🏿
womansplaceuk.org/wpuk-manifesto…
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In condemning the "illegal ruling" by Poland's constitutional court to ban #abortion, @MEugeniaRPalop says such criminalisation is "a violation of #WomensRights."

"It is part of an international, far-right conservative objective: to destroy gender equality."

#StrajkKobiet
"Women have the right to decide over their own bodies - a #HumanRight that cannot be violated," says @nvillumsen.

"In spite of mass street protests, by pushing through the #abortion ban with the help of illegitimate judges, the Polish government has violated EU #RuleOfLaw."
Describing Poland's #abortionban as "illegal & regressive", @deppcppeguengl's Sandra Pereira says it "goes against the dignity of women & their reproductive health rights."

"This ban also hits the most disadvantaged women in our society the hardest."

#SolidarityWithPolishWomen
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We should like to address the film released tonight by Scotland’s @ScotGovFM, @NicolaSturgeon at the height of a national health crisis.
As women’s rights campaigners we are all too aware that the burden of this crisis has fallen on women: in jobs lost & additional duties shouldered. We know that the most vulnerable have been the most affected. We do not live in an echo chamber but in the often brutal real world.
We know that the most at-risk children are suffering from lack of adequate education, trapped in sometimes desperate family situations. We know that lockdown has accelerated domestic abuse. We know that the effects of this collapse will hang over us for a generation.
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Out now.

@HRW's annual review of #humanrights around the world: #Rights2021

Read @KenRoth's introduction, the individual country chapters, and a curated selection of thematic essays on rights challenges and trends here:
hrw.org/world-report/2…

thread to follow 👇🏾
2/ Advance warning/apology - this will be a narrow, parochial thread.

Read for yourself the bigger #Rights2021 report, and the chapters that interest you.

What follows below is just on issues I follow (as perhaps you may also do, seeing as we're connected over twitter)
3/ Read here what the main #humanrights concerns across the EU🇪🇺 have been during 2020.
hrw.org/news/2021/01/1…
#COVID19
Health, Unemployment, Lockdowns
Poverty and Inequality
Rule of Law
Discrimination and Racism
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Migration and Asylum A nurse holds hands with a Covid-19 patient at the intensive
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#Cenk #jimmydore ALL THIS IS TURNING ME OFF (THREAD) Hi, I'm a 50-year-old Black woman who has never missed an election at the local, state or federal level since I voted in my dorm commissary at UC Berkeley at age 18. The policies that most inform my vote are
combatting #ClimateChange addressing #IncomeInequality combatting the empire tendencies of the United States, #RacialJustice in the United States and #WomensRights. I don't care one hoot about the individuals who carry water for those policies. I don't care
if they are white or non-white, old or young, rich or poor, or whatever gender. If they are EFFECTIVELY advocating for those policies, then YAY! I'm deeply in the habit of voting and, when I can afford it, giving money to campaigns. It's not a habit that I'm going to break
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What a shame @thetimesscot didn’t seek comment from me on this news story particularly as it reads like another sly attempt to smear me. Please read this thread.
thetimes.co.uk/article/foreig…
Had @thetimesscot spoken to me I could have told them that yes frequently posts in the US do feature me usually when they are abusing me & threatening me for standing up for #WomensRights in my work on @HumanRightsCtte. Frequently I’m sent this violent image
Unfortunately this problem started close to home & continues led by a number of actors some of whom are @theSNP members & close to Mr Smith. Despite my complaints indeed pleas for help nothing has been done to address this issue
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75 years ago, @UN was founded to unite the world to confront the challenges facing all of humanity. With growing inequality, climate crisis, #COVID19, toxic nationalism, and ongoing conflict - it is clear that the promise of the UN remains as important as ever. #UN75
We celebrate the @UN #UN75. Its humanitarian efforts have saved lives, it has brokered and kept peace in conflict areas around the world, promoted #HumanRights, and created & championed an agenda for sustainable development. #PeaceDay #GlobalGoals Image
But @UN's promise remains unfulfilled. Globally, #WomensRights are being rolled back, women human rights defenders are under attack. 25 yrs since the Beijing Declaration, & 20 yrs since UNSC Res. 1325, govts aren't meeting commitments to #WomenPeaceSecurity & gender equality. Image
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What do we do on Sundays? (I mean, before the cleaning, cooking, stopping kids' squabbles, and trying to crack the code of how to fit both work & homeschooling in the coming week). We read! So here's #EyalaReads, your recommended reads about #Africa #WomensRights & #Feminism.
"Grief is a cruel kind of education." Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote how grieving for her father, but also about who he was. It's a beautiful and moving piece. Uncomfortably intimate at times, especially because she has been so private so far.
bit.ly/2RHkajN @NewYorker
"Volatile times call for complex and imaginative cultural stories." Read @MsAfropolitan's thoughts about African #feminism and afropolitanism today. (Blogging tip: see how she links back to her own blog when she guest-posts? We learn oh!)

bit.ly/2Hc6Xx7 @brittlepaper
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کام یکساں مگر اجرت مختلف ، خواتین ورکروں سے اس دُہرے معیار کی کیا وجوہات ہیں؟ 1/3
@BushraKhaliq1 @ShireenMazari1 @AuratAzadiMarch @AuratMarchKHI @AuratMarch @wdf_pk

#EqualPayDay #EqualPay #genderequality #womensrights #InternationalEqualPayDay #September18 #FridayThoughts
کام یکساں مگر اجرت مختلف ، خواتین ورکروں سے اس دُہرے معیار کی کیا وجوہات ہیں؟ 2/3
@BushraKhaliq1 @ShireenMazari1 @AuratAzadiMarch @AuratMarchKHI @AuratMarch @wdf_pk

#EqualPayDay #EqualPay #genderequality #womensrights #InternationalEqualPayDay #September18 #FridayThoughts
کام یکساں مگر اجرت مختلف ، خواتین ورکروں سے اس دُہرے معیار کی کیا وجوہات ہیں؟ 3/3
@BushraKhaliq1 @ShireenMazari1 @AuratAzadiMarch @AuratMarchKHI @AuratMarch @wdf_pk

#EqualPayDay #EqualPay #genderequality #womensrights #InternationalEqualPayDay #September18 #FridayThoughts
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