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Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women.

1 in 3 👩🏻👩🏿🧕 around the 🌍 experience physical or sexual violence by:
A husband
A boyfriend
An intimate partner
A lover
A parent
A relative
A colleague
A boss
A stranger

We must #ENDviolence against 👩‍🦰 & 👧!
@WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO Violence against 👩🏻👩🏿🧕 has devastating costs and consequences on individuals, communities and societies. It is a major public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights.
#ENDviolence against women. #16days
@WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health, and may increase the risk of acquiring #HIV in some settings.
#orangetheworld #16days
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I’ve seen this report / thesis covered in multiple places now and the coverage has been poor. What is it about the sex industry that means critical thinking gets thrown out the window?…
Firstly, there is always *always* a set of power relations involved in purchasing sexual access to another person. We shouldn’t celebrate women purchasing sexual access to others, just as we shouldn’t celebrate men purchasing sexual access to others. It is a form of coercion.
Secondly, I’ve been conducting research in this space for about 15 years. There are constant claims about the ‘increasing’ number of women purchasing sex, but with virtually no evidence. Let’s keep this in perspective: The people who purchase sexual access are overwhelmingly men.
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Chocking in porn is something feminists critical of the porn industry have been raising for at least a decade. What happens when you eroticise #MVAW en masse? (and then tell everyone it’s not MVAW) This. A must read. #EndVAW #pornharms…
And, of course, there is a female pornographer saying the real problem is that choking isn’t generally shown in an appropriate BDSM context. Which is just more gaslighting. We have to be able to name men’s violence against women if we ever hope to address it, let alone end it.
See also @DrLauraTarzia’s important chapter on BDSM and violence against women in ‘Freedom Fallacy: The limits of liberal feminism.’…
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Today is #December6 the National Day Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On December 6, 1989, 13 women who were engineering students and 1 woman who was an administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered.
Annie St. Arneault
Geneviève Bergeron
Hélène Colgan
Nathalie Croteau
Barbara Daigneault
Anne-Marie Edward
Maud Haviernick
Barbara Kluczni-Widajewicz
Maryse Laganière
Maryse Leclair
Anne-Marie Lemay
Sonia Pelletier
Michèle Richard
Annie Turcotte
#December6 1989.
Today communities will hold memorials for the 14 women killed in 1989 & women who have killed by men in their lives this year. In Ontario @OaithDotCa with Dr. Mavis Morton @uofg put together the femicide list. Content Warning: my tweets today will be of that list. #December6
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Something else I try to do every year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is to tweet parts of Dworkin's "I Want a 24 Hour Truce During Which There Is No Rape." Read it in full here:… #MVAW #EndVAW #VAW #VAWG #16Days
Dworkin, addressing male allies: "We don't have forever. Some of us don't have another week or another day to take time for you to discuss whatever it is that will enable you to go out into those streets and do something." #MVAW #EndVAW #16Days
"We use statistics not to try to quantify the injuries, but to convince the world that those injuries even exist...But I hear about the rapes one by one by one by one by one, which is also how they happen. Those statistics are not abstract to me." #MVAW #EndVAW #16Days
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We must not only target women and men in the fight against women. We need to engage young boys and girls, too.- Prof. Kyomuhendo. #16DaysofActivism2017 #EndVAW
Uganda Women Parliamentarians Association representative lauds civil society for providing researched information that help MPs make informed decisions. #16DaysofActivism2017 #EndVAW
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