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We're live RIGHT NOW with #KamalaHarris. Tune in now to watch the Senator answer questions directly from the women of the Supermajority community here:
On breaking barriers: "You don't start on one side and end up on the other. There is breaking involved. When you break things, it can be painful...It will be worth it every single time, but it is not without pain, hard work, and great effort." — @KamalaHarris #theMajorityRules
@KamalaHarris What is @KamalaHarris' superpower?

"One of the greatest powers that each of us has, and it's a matter of whether or not we see it or identify it for what it is, is to lift each other up. Women do that so well." #theMajorityRules
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This just comes off as selfish.

Black women already suffer high rates of #DV at the hands of black men.

But black women must still act as go-betweens & endanger ourselves more on behalf of transwomen.

Male entitlement🙄 WE'RE NOT YOUR HUMAN SHIELDS.
The only thing that surprised me was the overall reception of Laverne's statement.

I didn't realise so many black women hated being called "cis"🤷🏽‍♀️
In fact I didn't see any comments agreeing with Laverne. Most found it offensive in one way or another.
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This whole tRUmp debacle has certainly driven home the legal system’s hostility toward individuals and the double standard beteeen those with clout/money and regular folks. The easy ability to just go to a higher court if you have clout versus
having the bailiff eject u from courtroom and threaten u with jail has certainly taken its psychological toll. We assume if the law says u must do X, then you must, but bullies like tRUmp have shown my I’m not only one facing double standard. Difference is, I can’t go back to
my upscale Winnetka house anymore at night since my husband has used a complicit judge to help him hide existence of TIE deed, so I go back to sleep in my car when I’m tired. They’re still dismantling my house.
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THREAD: Understanding the pervasive nature of domestic violence in the Maldives, the Domestic Violence Act of 2012, role of state institutions, the movements on the ground, and the need to realign and shifting focus for holistic solutions.

PS: Thread is quite long.
The ratification of the Domestic Violence Act (Act Number 3/2012) #DVAct, on 23rd of April 2012 was seen as a major step towards addressing the gaps in existence when it comes to establishing a results-oriented approach in domestic violence; esp. violence against women.
A study in 2007 carried out in the Maldives showed that statistics of violence against women follows pattern echoed largely across the globe; i.e. 1 in 3 women aged 15-49 have experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Don't think much has changed.
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1/ @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega really disappointed you had this guest on a show peddling controversial theories that weaponize the failures of the #criminaljusticesystem #racism and #massincarceration against survivors of #domesticviolence and #coercivecontrol.
2/#VAWAs failures lie not only in its non-holistic, non-systemic approach to addressing #DV—not as #coercivecontrol and not in coordination with child safety risks, as it should be—but also in its methodology, assumptions, implementation etc. @thetakeaway @tanzinavega
3/Just because #VAWA is flawed doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. Her theories are dangerous to #survivors and hide its misogynist underpinnings as they center #abuser needs over #survivor and #child #safety, #stability #strength. @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega
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As was demonstrated in #InjusticeKavanaugh’s job interview, Herculean efforts by Dr Blasey Ford are ridiculed and rebuffed

If I could receive an hour of honest independent legal support 4 every REFFERAL I got 4 reporting #DV, I would be living in my Winnetka house/home office
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instead of in my car, living w/ hacked phone, email, stripped of my license due 2 hacked US mail, ID theft.

It’s not that we don’t report
It’s not that judges don’t know the law
It’s because they all love the money, my money, and misogynistic power
Head and Master outlawed
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...in 1981 (#Kirchberg_v_Feenstra), yet denial of due process, equal protection, even in Illinois with gender, disability non-discrimination written into IL Constitution.

Have substantial #PaperTrail
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Perhaps I can contribute 2 the judiciary conversation based on my experiences in Cook County case 08d6436
1. When they hold hearings in secret, is no record to challenge
2. If they won’t let me speak, I cannot make a record for review
3. If they obstruct discovery, denied proof
The GOP is engaged in a personal and professional smear of Dr. Hall, demonstrating the very misogyny they deny they engage in.
In my case, since the clerk of court won’t produce the COMPLETE record for an appeal, despite pleading to force clerk to comply, my appeal was dismissed for want of prosecution
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A man commits obscene abuse & ppl think "no one's at risk here" b/c "it's a family matter". Wake up, or this will never change. "Domestic abusers" are just narcissistic criminals w/a sneaky way to get away w/crime. "Domestic violence" is violent crime. wcvb.com/article/deaths…
AGAIN: "Domestic" violence is just an insidious method violent narcissists use to hide their horrific crimes. This article does a much, much better job of laying out years of abuse and manipulation by the triple-murderer who killed 2 of his own children: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5…
We help violent narcissists by treating their criminality as "not the same as *real* crime". This monster groomed+seduced a 15yr old then abused their babygirl so badly that the teen mom had the baby adopted! 18yrs later, this man seduced & murdered that same daughter. #shock #dv
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This #RobPorter mess brings up MANY issues we in the #domesticabuse prevention space see routinely. As a #DV prosecutor on the early days post-OJ with CA's Nicole Brown laws new on the books there was a LOT of "you overreacted; he's a good guy at work." Sound familiar, #metoo? 1/
So many #domesticabuse victims and survivors have a similar story: good guy in public; horrible and controlling in private. So we EXPECT lots of "he was a good guy; she must be over-reacting; this is not the man we know" #RobPorter-type defenses. they have 2 faces. 2/
OF COURSE he will behave at work. That's his paycheck. That's his public face. But at home ... all the jealousies and toxins come out in his private face. Believe the people who see his private face. 3/
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