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Because of course @AndrewScheer refuses to address the issue of violence against women in rural work camps to score cheap political points. A #Thread on the horrific record of the @CPC_HQ on women's issues. #cdnpoli #feminism #cdnmedia
thestar.com/edmonton/2018/…
- Under Harper, Canada fell from #1 in the world for gender equality to #18 in 2011.
- Canada's gender pay gap was the world’s seventh best in 2004, but dropped to 25th place by 2009. #feminism #cdnpoli
- The Harper Government Harper government closed 12 of 16 Status of Women regional offices, and cut its budget by 34%
- It also cut funding for over 41 women's organizations. These include women’s shelters, advocates for women's health, equality and security. #feminism #cdnpoli
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I know i make a lot of noise, but heres something thats been on my mind lately. Im over here waiting. Listening. Praying. For us to take back the word #feminism. Feminism is a beautiful thing & Im tired of it being shat on by entitlement seekers. Then it just hit me.
We cant wait & take back. We need to accept that we wont make everyone happy. We cant play peacemakers & take back feminism. Im done waiting. Who's with me? I dont want this to be the end of it. I'll be fervently reading, writing, watching & listening. Who's with me? #Feminism
Again, I know i make a lot of noise but hhis noise needs to go somewhere & i need to drive my noise just like the rest of you need to drive yours. We need to turn our noise into action.Turn our noise into persistance.Into the next step that we take.Not the next step we are given.
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'Tis the season to peddle our wares, so I just updated my "stuff to buy" webpage to include links to my books Whipping Girl (now in audiobook!), Excluded, and Outspoken! plus a special opportunity to purchase a *signed copy* of Outspoken – check it out!
juliaserano.com/buystuff.html
I know people are most familiar with my first book #WhippingGirl – it is now in 2nd edition, with a new Preface! plus it is newly available in audiobook (with me reading) – here's the link for that version:
amazon.com/Whipping-Girl-… #transgender #trans #feminism #LGBTQ #books
if you're interested in my takes on intersectionality, call-out culture, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
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irishtatler.com/remembering-th…

They couldn't find one #POC to remember for #RepealedThe8th.

Make no mistake, this is how we are stamped out of history created off our backs.

Because this is 'Remembering the Women Whose Campaigning Led to This Historic Voting Turnout' for posterity.
Sure, I didn't have even the startup loan, or the ability to source popup stores, or mass produce a single branded product behind a Middle Ireland four-letter name,

but @irishtatler still saw fit to include a photo of ppl wearing my merch in print? So why not give a voice?
Also, it is. CRIMINAL. that @JanetOS_ - included in #BBC100Women, a key rallying force behind ARC, blatantly and unceremoniously silenced for being too 'inconvenient' and diverse and honest in her approach to the ref because she'd been personally affected by it - wasn't included.
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LONG THREAD: I am often asked about male privilege. It happened a lot yesterday, because of stuff that happened on the internets, which I will not be directly addressing here. But this seems like as good a time as any to share some thoughts about the topic more generally...
1) I think that the concept of privilege (in general) functions best as a tool to help people in the dominant/majority group see otherwise invisible advantages that they may be experiencing as a result of *not* being a member of a marginalized/minority group...
...one of a million possible examples: do you ever worry about people not taking you seriously, or employers not hiring you, or doctors ignoring your medical needs, etc., because you are transgender? if the answer is no, then you experience cisgender privilege!
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Had an infuriating conversation with my mum’s physio today about the #MeToo movement.
As she finished her treatment for mum, as part of her usual chats with me, she said today, “I am so tired of all this drama surrounding #Sabarimala and #MeTooIndia

@IndiaMeToo #TimesUp
Excerpts: “If something happened 25 years ago, why didn’t people speak up then? Why keep quiet? All for negative publicity now.”

Perhaps because the ostracisation that existed before isn’t as vicious today. Because finally, there are people to listen.
#MeToo #TimesUp
“As long as you are dignified in your behaviour and dressing, nothing will happen.”

I was 11 when someone first touched me the wrong way. It was at my own house, I wore a half sleeved Kurta (free-sized because I was a plump kid) and jeans.

What would you tell 11yo me?
#MeToo
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I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is 210,000 Ontario college students losing their funding.

thestar.com/politics/provi…

#onpoli #DougFord
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is minimum wage earners in Ontario losing a $2000 per year income increase.

huffingtonpost.ca/2018/10/23/ont…

#onpoli #Bill148 #15andFairness
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is taking away the ability to take time off work if you or your child has been threatened with/experienced sexual, physical, or domestic assault.

thestar.com/opinion/contri…

#onpoli #Bill148 #DougFord
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my is my promised THREAD for my new essay: Putting the “Transgender Activists Versus Feminists” Debate to Rest (btw, it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!) medium.com/@juliaserano/p… #transgender #women #feminism #LGBTQ #gender #activism
...I saw some wild claims about my piece yesterday, so I will attempt to clarify here. my first point: there is a long history of feminist debates and discourses regarding trans ppl. Talia Bettcher discusses this in her critique of that Stock piece: dailynous.com/2018/05/30/tab…
...as someone who has played a small part in that history, and who spends much of my time in feminist settings, I can tell you that the "feminist debate" regarding trans people is largely settled, as most contemporary feminist recognize that...
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my latest essay: Putting the “Transgender Activists Versus Feminists” Debate to Rest - it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!
medium.com/@juliaserano/p… #transgender #women #feminism #LGBTQ #gender #activism
also, it is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
btw, the thread I promised can be found here:
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For me, the real issue in the #trans #GRA reform is #maleviolence against #female & trans. I note #transmen seem to be absent from discussion. They obvs don't present as #women so don't use women's spaces. But they can't draw attention to themselves as trans because... (1/2)
(2/2) in a male space they would run the risk of attack by men who would see their bodies as still female. I can't find stats on transmen being violent, or female violence on transmen. I guess there will be some, but very small no's. The problem is male violence. #patriarchy...
So we need to be looking at #male #violence and how/why our society raises #boys to think violence is a way of dealing with the world. NB I know this is a generalisation and not all males are violent & not all females are peaceful!
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From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were “Red-Pilled”. bellingcat.com/news/americas/…
The vast majority of domestic terror attacks in the U.S. are carried out by white supremacist organizations. Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi death squad with five killings to their name, is probably the deadliest fascist group to have arisen since 2016. /1
One member of Atomwaffen, Vasillios Pistolis, was an active duty U.S. marine when he marched at the first Unite the Right rally. Pistolis also posted regularly on a series of fascist and white supremacist Discord servers, prior to and after joining Atomwaffen. /2
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Look at this Tweet. Your horrendous record on women's issues while part of the Harper Government speaks volumes. You did more to set women's rights back than any politician in modern history. #dayofthegirl #cdnpoli

- Under Scheer/Harper, Canada fell from #1 in the world for gender equality to #18 in 2011.
- Canada's gender pay gap was the world’s seventh best in 2004, but dropped to 25th place by 2009. #feminism #cdnpoli #dayofthegirl
- The Harper Government Harper government closed 12 of 16 Status of Women regional offices, and cut its budget by 34%
- It also cut funding for over 41 women's organizations. These include women’s shelters, advocates for women's health, equality and security. #dayofthegirl
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Female anthropologists have been attempting to carve out a space for themselves since the early 20th century.
The first wave, between 1850- 1920, attempted to include women’s voices in ethnography. This was accompanied by the wave of ‘suffragist’ feminism that was concerned with voting rights, rethinking of women’s roles in the nuclear family and pushing for employment equality.
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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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if you are interested in inviting me to speak at your college or conference, please check out my recently revamped booking webpage: juliaserano.com/booking.html – in this THREAD I will share some of my most requested talks...
my most frequently requested talk continues to be "Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive" – it is based on my 2nd book Excluded, although I've added some newer material to it in the last few years... juliaserano.com/booking.html#E… #feminism #LGBTQ #queer #activism
...another popular talk is "I'll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement" juliaserano.com/booking.html#s… #trans #transgender #feminism #gender #sexism
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a THREAD based on my latest piece: I've heard many complaints over the years about how "born that way" arguments are essentialist or pathologizing, and some #LGBTQ folks will say "why do we even have to explain why we exist?"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
...while I sympathize with such sentiments, they overlook the main reason *why* "born that way" arguments have been successful, namely, because they assuage longstanding fears that queerness is somehow contagious. medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #queer
...another thing I implicitly tried to convey in this piece is that, while I don't believe #trans or #LGBTQ are "contagious," the social stigma projected on us most certainly is - this is what sociologists call "courtesy stigma"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
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THREAD coming up: on #NakedFeminism, and why the cult of #FemaleModesty is so toxic, despite its well-intentioned aim of shielding women from the #MaleGaze & removing society's focus on women's bodies. #Feminism #Equality #Freedom
Something men realise but many women (including my critics) do not: it's not immodesty but #modesty that gives men power over women. It means they can embarrass and demean women. In turn, well-intentioned men seek to "protect" women by limiting their freedom to work & travel. 1/4
The cult of #femalemodesty doesn't help women - it leaves them vulnerable to daily abuse & to restrictions. It also leaves them feeling out of touch with their own bodies - as if their body is rude and alien. It gives men power over women - both inside & outside the bedroom. 2/4
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brand new Medium piece, but of an older spoken word piece (from 2012) about the rather old superstition that #LGBTQ people are somehow "contagious" - that's right, the #ROGD crowd didn't invent that! medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #queer #trans #transgender #children #health #psychology
please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it! also, it is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
also, if you'd rather not sign up for Patreon, you can also support me by buying my book Outspoken - the Medium piece is an excerpt from one of the chapters of that book (called "Contagious"): juliaserano.com/outspoken.html #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism
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At dinner, I learned more about corruption + racism built into society by our masters. A book we discussed (Zinn) was used as part of this "Left" resource's bibliography. I had to share. [A thread]

@BlackSocialists - thoughts on this resource?

historyisaweapon.com/indextrue.html
It very simply lays out the case that we are all being controlled. It covers hidden history of the United States including their (and, due to the systems created by our masters, our) racism. 

#racism #systemicracism #history
If you haven't been in school for a while (or are in a terrible school), some of the words might trip you up. Dictionary.com and Wikipedia.org are two good resources to help you.
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I wrote this essay last year, but it seems even more relevant this year, sadly... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism #biology #science
I get why "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve"-type conservatives want to dwell on "biological sex," as it seems consistent with their highly essentialist ideology. But I cannot fathom why any self-described #feminist would resort to this line of reasoning...
If we reduce people to their supposed "biological sex" & start regulating what they can (& cannot) do based on it, it basically opens the doors to discriminating against people for their sexual orientation & gender non-conformity...
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sign up for my email lists (one for #writing, one for #music) & get free mp3s with each update! juliaserano.blogspot.com/2018/08/sign-u… #amwriting #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #bands
...the first mp3 will be "Bath Tub Orgasm" - pretty sure it's the only song ever to reference sex toys, the band BTO, and "Hocus Pocus" by Focus. you can listen to it here: bitesize.bandcamp.com/track/bath-tub… - and get a FREE copy if you sign up for the email list(s)!
...btw I will attempt to perform a *soft vowel sounds* version of "Bath Tub Orgasm" at my August 29th show (w/Scorpio Moon & @PolyPamBand), details in the photo. and here's the link to the FB invite for the show: facebook.com/events/9313503… #LGBTQ #queer #music #bands
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periodic reminder that if you enjoyed my book #WhippingGirl, I have two other books you might also enjoy... tinyurl.com/37lhhu #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #feminism #gender
if you're interested in my takes on call-out culture, intersectionality, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
Outspoken includes my early slam poems, pieces originally slated for #WhippingGirl, essays on trans-misogyny, femininity, DSM & pathologization, cis terminology, trans/queer appropriation, the "T-word", trans partners, sexualization vs desire, + more! juliaserano.com/outspoken.html
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Let's look at the Conserative feminism of @RachaelHarderMP and @CPC_HQ.
- Under Harper, Canada fell from #1 in the world for gender equality to #18 in 2011.
- Canada's gender pay gap was the world’s seventh best in 2004, but dropped to 25th place by 2009. #feminism #cdnpoli
- The Harper Government Harper government closed 12 of 16 Status of Women regional offices, and cut its budget by 34%
- It also cut funding for over 41 women's organizations. These include women’s shelters, advocates for women's health, equality and security. #feminism #cdnpoli
- Cancelled funding for legal challenges to enforce the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- removed the word “equality” from Status of Women Canada’s departmental mandate.
- Cut a national childcare program negotiated with the provinces for $100 a month payment. #feminism #cdnpoli
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The Left hates Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

She is the first woman to be nominated to serve as Director of Homeland Security.

They hate her because she enforces the laws of our country.

@realDonaldTrump picked a winner when he appointed her!

#MAGA #KAG #AmericaFirst
@SecNielsen is a strong woman in a highly important position.

The Left hates that she is part of the @realDonaldTrump administration.

The Left hates that she serves at the pleasure of the @POTUS

The Left hates that she is a #Patriot
The Left has perverted the feminist movement. They have morphed into a fascist mob. They do not care about the real American heroines.

@SecNielsen is a worth looking up to. They do not want your kids to admire her. Stop letting The Left ruin everything.

#Feminism #MAGA #KAG
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