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Hi @torontolibrary,

An event has been announced in your main branch that appears to intend to make the arguments that gender identity is fiction, our #HumanRights laws are bad policy, and #transgender women are not women:

@CheriDiNovo @StraightLGBT @VPL

eventbrite.ca/e/gender-ident…
TPL policies were put in place that prohibit the rental of your facilities for events intended, or likely, to result in discrimination on prohibited grounds. I will delve further into this below.

You also have policies prohibiting discrimination "of any kind" on your premises.
In 2019, the BC Human Rights Tribunal ruled in "Oger v Whatcott BCHRT 2019 (7)" that displaying material advertising an intention to discriminate on explicitly-prohibited grounds or urging others to do so was prohibited discrimination.

The case ruling: canlii.ca/t/hzdgk
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Being a full time student, you always look forward for a break where you can refresh and restart.
One of my greatest passions is travelling and exploring God's magnificent canvas.
#racism #corruption
#xenophobia
#Thailand #Bangkok
#black #race
#ignorance #thaiembassy
So my two girlfriends and I agreed that this Chinese Golden Week, we will refresh by travelling to Thailand.
After a lot of hard working, between our demanding classes we managed to save enough for the trip.
#racism #corruption
#xenophobia #hate
#Thailand
#race #thaiembassy
So on October 02, 2019, two of my girl friends and I left Shanghai, China were we are studying for a vacation in Thailand.
Our flight was scheduled to leave at 1345hrs but it was delayed until 1655hrs which had us land at Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi airport at 2000hrs.
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The award for most stupid participant in the conversation around women's rights goes out early today. What a dipstick.

Lesbians pose the same rape risk as men.
Qaz is eye-opening for me, the depths of idiocy. Check this out, Qaz argues that men are women based on magical clothes & thus no threat but then goes on to claim that if these transwomen were taught positive masculinity they would be less rapey! So are you saying they are men?
These are the types of arguments the @oldvictheatre and other institutions are listening to and endorsing. Changing policy over. What an intellectual grounding! #InvisibleWomen #discrimination #Sexism
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I was having fun with #TwitterPhilanthropy but it's time to jump.
Ties between Pulte and Soros are confirmed and this is a huge data collection thing.
Plus Jack Dorsey owns the $CashApp -I'm sure it fits in here too
sec.gov/Archives/edgar…
Bill's daddy misplaced 900 million bucks.
peoplesworld.org/article/nation…
If #TwitterPhilanthropy was real - you could question it and see answers. Instead, Pulte gets prickly and offended and blocks people.

That should tell you something.
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IBM is accused of firing older workers. This is really about money - and doesn't just apply to IBM. Many companies sneakily create practices, communications & policies (like not subsidizing family health coverage)to discourage hiring older workers.


2/7
Age discrimination is especially common in #tech, where appearing "cool" carries a premium for recruiting top grads & younger talent.

In most careers, there comes an inflection point where junior employees can do the same job (or ~80% of it) for way less.

3/7
Sadly, to companies we're no more than "human resources," so employees must make themselves indispensable, esp. as their salaries creep up.

How?

1) Develop a unique expertise: be known for it. Could be anything from a coding language to ideas generation to great #design.

4/7
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Fighting racism is not for the faint of heart. Abuse of authority in the federal government is a crime. It is not only against the law but, if proven, it is considered a misdemeanor. What are we willing to do to combat systemic U.S. government racism? Are we willing to speak up?
Are we willing2risk being socially/professionally ostracized? Are we willing2be a victim's witness? Are we willing2lend a shoulder so he/she can cry on? Are we willing2just seat & listen? Are we willing2ask poignant questions & help victims fight racism through the legal system?
Are we willing to accompany the victim through thick and thin? Are we willing to put up and listen to the same complaints over and over again, until the victim processes his/her pain and trauma? What are we doing about it? Tonight let's ask ourselves THAT question #Discrimination
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I'm supporting a neighbour through #ESA assessment #dwp #maximus homevisit denied despite written medical evidence he has #agorophobia severe anxiety chronic depression #mentalheath
If he can't go all #benefits stopped he has young children #poverty
#classwar #dwpmurders #JC4PM
Thanku everyone for your lovely replies I'll update u soon just nipping to sit with Barry while his partner goesmto go as she is I'll with the stress of it all
I appreciate all your support xxxx
Gp not go x
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YES. Speaking Chinese-- Toisan dialect for me-- wasn't shameful, but wasn't valued. 1st gen didn't want 2nd gen to suffer #discrimination like they did. By the time my gen realized we wanted/saw value in connection, was too late. Wknd Chinese schl not enough. @SelfEvidentShow
Also, ironically, hypocrisy of racists shows in dominant U.S. culture's simultaneous demonizing of those who are bilingual & those who only speak English. Bc we are good enough to socialize w but not fully Other enough to be token and hired for "diversity." @SelfEvidentShow
I've gotten that as journalist. Employers see my face, assume multilingual, lose interest bc not fluent enough. Also, by some #AAPI orgs, as I have experience, but am 2nd/3rd gen, removed from immigrant narrative. #mediadiversity in U.S. prioritizes 1st gen POV. @SelfEvidentShow
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#Reserves Continuous Attitude #SurveyResults 2019
#ReCas. This survey of volunteer reserves covers satisfaction with various aspects of being a reservist.
#Volunteer reservists are more likely to be satisfied
with life in their Service, feel a greater sense of
pride, and recommend joining to others compared
with trained #Regulars. Satisfaction with Service
life, in general, has increased for both #Reserves
and #Regulars since 2018.
Overall, there have been increases in the per cent
positive responses compared to 2015 in several
areas, such as:
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Today San Francisco banned facial recognition technology. It will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, like the transport authority, or law enforcement.

Britain needs a serious debate about #AI #tech #humanrights #discrimination. Instead, we’re still talking Brexit.
Here’s a piece on that ban: San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition #AI #tech #humanrights #discrimination bbc.com/news/technolog…
Meanwhile @geoffwhite247 reports on 3 missed opportunities to assess the dangers of BAME people being falsely identified & facing questioning because police have failed to test how well their systems deal with non-white faces. #AI #discrimination bbc.com/news/technolog…
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Academics w disabilities so often face such ludicrous misconceptions re equal opps in their work environment (conferences, job market, teaching etc) it makes me want to attach this pic to my email signature. It shouldn't need explaining! @cat_oakley @AcademicAbleism @acaprecariat
And let me be clear: the situation is not very dissimilar for academics with children, those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds etc.
So much time&money is spent on outreach telling these groups academia is for them-only to be made not to work for them when they're there
The narrative of those with disabilities "seeking an unfair advantage" by insisting on the support they are not only legally entitled to, but that indeed creates a level playing field in the first place (and often not even that) absolutely needs to stop!
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HILO sobre Arabia Saudita #SaudiArabia y el polémico uso de la #app #Absher #AbsherApp para monitorizar y controlar los viajes al extranjero de las #mujeres a través del #smartphone.
Tras haber compartido algunos tweets a favor y en contra de la app, procedo a dar mi análisis.
1. Desgraciadamente puede afirmarse sin miedo a errar que los #derechos de las #mujeres en Arabia Saudí han estado siempre limitados debido a la interpretación rigoristas y fundamentalista de la #Sharía o ley islámica en Arabia Saudita #SaudiArabia.
2. La ley de Arabia Saudí especifica que cada mujer debe tener un guardián legal del sexo masculino que sea el responsable final de sus acciones: Padre, Hermano, Marido o Hijo. Las #mujeres deben solicitar permiso para viajar o salir de prisión tras cumplir una condena @hrw
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The landmark #SacharCommittee report that collected & analysed data on the social,economic & educational status of Muslims in India is now available in our resource section. Specifically,it tried to gauge if & why Muslims are under-represented in govt departments & other spheres.
Here are some of its findings. ruralindiaonline.org/resources/soci…
The 2001 Census showed that #literacy rates were low among Muslims, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The perception that religious conservatism among Muslims is a major factor for not accessing #education is incorrect. As with many Indians, the main reason for ‘educational backwardness’ of Muslims is abject poverty, which forces many children to drop out of school.
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My name is Lelena.

I am a #ChronicPain patient.

I am required to pee in a cup monthly to show #compliance to my #LowDose #opioid regimen.

I am painted as despicable, helpless, & #unclean by the powers that be.

I am a modern-day #Leper.

#EndStigma #PainLeper
Newsflash, America:

I'm not JUST a #ChronicPain patient.

I am not helpless.

I am not #unclean.

I am not #despicable.

I don't just use #pills to overcome my #SeverePain.

I refuse all #stigma, misconceptions, assumptions, and #labels.

I am an #Overcomer.
I will be criticized for calling myself a #ChronicPain patient.

People will say: she wallows in illness. She enjoys it! She IDENTIFIES with her pain.

Wrong. It is part of my reality. I must face it & battle it daily.

And I do. Despite all the negativity I face from others.
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I was born & raised in #Medellin Colombia, an amazing & vibrant city in the middle of the mountains.

Please do not mention #Narcos or #Escobar when you hear Medellin!

Medellin is much more than that #eternalspring #innovation #Entrepreneurship #mountains #coffee #greatpeople
I was born & raised in #Medellin Colombia, an amazing & vibrant city in the middle of the mountains.

Please do not mention #Narcos or #Escobar when you hear Medellin!

Medellin is much more than that #eternalspring #innovation #Entrepreneurship #mountains #coffee #greatpeople
Went to a great school in #medellin & at 17 started #medicine not because I wanted to be a clinician but because I liked the #science & my family and #mentors told me #medicine was broader and could open more doors for me #VoicesIWS #Thread☝️@IWS_Network
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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7 years ago, I wrote "Flushing the Potty Panic" for @transadvocate. I opined the solution to unlawful #discrimination in access to public accommodations in which nudity is unavoidable—toilets, showers, locker/dressing/changing rooms—because "separate but equal" is illegal…
is to ensure via #law that a sufficient number of secure, single user, #disability-accessible, #family-friendly facilities are provided for all people who for any reason desire or require #privacy or assistance, in the manner of the #ADA Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990…
at the same time we ensure by law that all people have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, or gender identity, appearance, expression, or behavior, regardless of sex or gender assigned at birth…
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The #AI task force for Economic Transformation in #India (set up by the Government’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry) released its report last month. Some background (B) and key takeaways (T). 1/n
B1. The vision guiding this report is “AI as a socio economic problem solver at large scale rather than only a booster of economic growth”. 2/n
B2. It seeks to address the role of the Government in the field, answer how #AI can improve quality of life, and identify sectors for AI growth. 3/n
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Ce soir, il me vient l'envie de vous parler un peu d'Encelade, le mystérieux satellite de Saturne, qui possède sans doute un océan d'eau liquide sous une couche de glace (à dérouler)
Encelade a été la plus grosse surprise de la mission @CassiniSaturn, qui a orbité autour de Saturne entre Juillet 2004 et le 15 Septembre 2017.
On s'attendait à un satellite glacé banal, une grosse boule de 500 km de diamètre sans grosse surprise. Or (1) il n'y a pas de satellite banal dans le système solaire et (2) celui là sort vraiment du lot même s'il est plutôt petit.
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1)In 02/2017,@USCIRF launched a #religiousfreedom war on Hinduism:uscirf.gov/sites/default/…
This tweet Series will expose USCIRF q-lies:
2)USCIRF rpt is written by @drcheema786 (keywords:Khalistan,Conspiracy theory about #terror attack, Pakistan,USCIRF hiring foreigners). See:
3)Plunder=Favor:Govt of India is confiscating&plundering Hindu temples but USCIRF describe it as Gov maintaining&favoring Hindu temples.See:
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