Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #feminism

Most recents (24)

"Prostitution is the oldest profession"
It depends how you define it. Humans have exchanged money and goods for sex for thousands of years, and indeed it seems that any society that begins to develop material wealth soon develops some form of prostitution.
It is said that humans have been trading sex for food since thousands of years. It is also said that some animals trade sex for food.
Nothing changes the fact that misogyny & male dominance has existed since millions of years.
#feminist
Hunting, gathering, toolmaking, and farming are some of the oldest professions. Sumerian records dating back to ca. 2400 BCE are the earliest recorded mention of prostitution as an occupation. These describe a temple-brothel operated by Sumerian priests in the city of Uruk.
Read 14 tweets
Patrice O'Neal on Feminism, and the King Queen System

#MetaFeminism #QueenEnergy #Trad #TradWife #Nature #Alignment #Patrice #PatriceOneal #MarcMaron #Feminism #King #Comedy #RETVRN
Part 2

#MetaFeminism #QueenEnergy #PatriceOneal #Trad
Part 3

#MetaFeminism #QueenEnergy #PatriceOneal #Trad
Read 4 tweets
Guys... has anyone read 'The Chemist' by Stephenie Meyer because this is one wild ride and I feel like I have stepped into a parallel universe.
Ok, let me take you on a journey with me. I'm about 160 pages in so I'll catch you up.

First, the premise of this book is that a professional (chemical) torturer is on the run after getting nixed by her department.

Yes, that's right. Our heroine is a professional torturer. 1/
She has targeted by assassins multiple times (who are, by the way, the baddies because she is a ... good torturer?) but that failed because she is very handy. Many science words. 2/
Read 80 tweets
And here's a quick thread about what I'm trying to do in this book: 1/
The book is about the approach of comparative feminist theology as an intervention into #Islam vs. #feminism debates. I outline a new approach that is in conversation with diverse religious feminisms, including #womanism, #african womens theology, and #decolonial theologies 2/
This book is also a response to #Muslim discussions of #egalitarianism, #equality, and the need for constructive positions (in addition to deconstructive critique) 3/
Read 14 tweets
A brief🧵about how patriarchy hurts men too, especially men who don't fit its stereotypes.

#feminism #genderequity #genderbiases #partiarchy
Most people (both men/women) don't seem to get it that some men are more at peace with the rhythms of everyday domestic life. We need to stop looking at it as an emasculation of a man, just as we shouldn't look at a woman prioritizing career as missing a "womanly" instinct. 1/
Through the archaic ideas of what a man/woman should be, we've trapped some (many?) men into roles they positively hate, just as we've trapped (and this percentage is much larger than the former case, I'm sure) many women in domestic roles, their temperament is not suited for. 2/
Read 10 tweets
Squad goals 💪🏾⬇️

#UniversityChallenge fans, unite! 🎉 Our team is back on your screens next Monday 21 March as they take on @EmmaCambridge in the semi-finals. They'll be on at 8.30pm on @BBCTwo!

But first... here's a reminder of the team 👇🏾 4 people (3 men and 1 woman) stand on the steps outside the
First up, it's Fatima! @sheriffscience's strengths include #feminism, human anatomy, and neuroscience.

💡 Fun fact: Fatima embroidered the Imperial logo that you see on the team's mascot, Buffy the bat.

Cute, we know 🦇 Picture of a woman with information about her hometown (Hitc
Oh hey, Gilbert 👋🏾

Gilbert is studying @impchemistry and is also a freelance organist in his spare time 🎶

His advice for future quizzers is to check out museums and galleries as it's the most fun and interactive way to learn new things.

Nice. Picture of man smiling at camera with info on his hometown (
Read 6 tweets
🧵It's #InternationalWomensDay and given the uptick in media coverage of #digitalsleuths: Let’s talk about representation in open source research!

When we use open sources to report on war, whose voices, experiences are we amplifying?

#Russia #Ukraine #OSINT #OSINTUkraine
Like most groups, @amnesty is publishing analysis partly based on open sources from #twitter as well as Telegram, Facebook, VKontakte, etc. For us the focus has is on possible war crimes.

E.g. this thread by the Crisis Evidence Lab ↓
Social media is a critical source (great!) but it privileges certain types of violence. Violence that is less spectacular e.g. dehydration, starvation, lack of access to medical supplies and electricity, or racism.

HT @bobtrafford 🙏🏻
hrw.org/news/2022/03/0…
Read 14 tweets
The Russians have killed 28 Ukrainian kids.
11 women were raped, 6 of them killed.
Thousands of civilians died.
Hospitals, kindergartens, schools, museums were bombed.
The Holocaust memorial was shelled.
The biggest European nuclear station is now on fire.

#RussianUkrainianWar
Dear @NATO, dear EU, what kind of disaster should happen next to make you act? #CloseTheSky or provide Ukraine with aircraft.
#NATO #RussianUkrainianWar
@NATO How many people have to die for you to stop hiding behind the backs of the Ukrainians? You know you are certainly going to be the next target of a mad man. What are you doing to protect the people of your own countries?
Read 9 tweets
🇺🇦🇷🇺 Huge explosion in the center of Kharkov, targeting the state administration building.
Apparently the Azov Battalion was organizing outside. #Ukraine
t.me/CIG_telegram/1…
"The Kharkiv Defense Headquarters will begin mobilizing in the state administration building with the territorial-defense volunteer division "Azov." Only accepting those with military experience & women to help in the kitchen." #Ukraine #Feminism
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️ Powerful airstrike in the Kharkiv regional administration, Sumska
t.me/intelslava/210…
Read 4 tweets
Study retracted!! This is good news. And the apology issued with it was good too. I’m sure this team have learnt something here and will grow. It’s ok to make mistakes. #sexism #feminism #WomenInSTEM #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter
For those interested hère are my personal favourite highlights from a pdf I saved ages ago
Read 5 tweets
Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, American Chicana Feminist and Activist

This is the woman who is credited with coining the term "Opression Olympics"
–cosigned by Angela Y. Davis

🧵1/8
Born in 1925, she grew up in a white neighborhood, went to white schools, worked at white jobs, and married white men (pic 2, 2nd husband)

Keep this in mind, this person grew up and lived her entire life clearly on the white side of the color line, during the era of Jim Crow
Pic 1 is the wiki summary on the first usage of the term, and pics 2-4 are excerpts from that 1993 conversation

Angela Davis: "A "Black" subject was created. We can also create a "women of color" subject." 🚩

Link to the full conversation:culturalstudies.ucsc.edu/inscriptions/v…
Read 8 tweets
Revelation of the Hijab #empowerment #feminism

The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. 'Umar used to say to the Prophet "Let your wives be veiled," but Allah's Apostle did not do so." 1/3
One night Sauda bint Zam'a the wife of the Prophet went out at 'Isha' time and she was a tall lady. 'Umar addressed her and said, "I have recognized you, O Sauda." He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Hijab (the observing of veils) may be revealed. 2/3
So Allah revealed the verses of "Al-Hijab" (A complete body cover excluding the eyes).
Sahih Bukhari 1:4:148 3/3
Read 3 tweets
Please let this happen! Sexual harassment and abuse effects ALL women and girls. We need to start criminalising it. It ends up leading to women being sexually assaulted and raped. We fear this constantly. Enough is enough!
Graphics from @OurStreetsNow
#Feminism #MeToo ImageImage
However, please make sure we can actually make it a strict criminal offense. A law we can actually criminalise sexual offenders with. Not something we have to get police involved with for them to make misogynistic comments and it "not be worth the hassle".
Basically, let's work on this better than the current rape and sexual assault laws. Then we can build a better system for them all to actually protect women and girls.
Read 4 tweets
Meet Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, who #OTD was awarded the Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War. She remains the only woman to be be awarded this honor. She was a suffragist, suspected spy, POW, and surgeon.

nps.gov/people/mary-wa…

#Twitterstorians #OTD #WomensHist
In 1855, she earned her MD from Syracuse Medical College. She and her husband opened their own practice, but it failed. She also refused to "obey" her husband, kept her last name, and wore a short skirt with trousers. They divorced.

#women #rights #feminism #histmed
When the war started, she joined the Union Army. She was refused a commission, so she worked as an"unpaid volunteer surgeon at the U.S. Patent Office Hospital in Washington." She wore men's clothing throughout the war and said it made doing her job easier. (NPS)
Read 7 tweets
Thread.

It’s going to take a while to get this out, so bear with me.

Begin:

Malala Yousafzai has become an international symbol for feminism and female education equality. The political left holds her as a hero.
Malala is the daughter of educational activist, who were determined to see that their daughter get a proper education in a part of the world where women and girls were banned from attending school.
On October 9, 2012, after attending school and taking an exam, Malala and two other girls were shot. Malala herself was shot in the head and nearly died.
Read 15 tweets
Throughout the history of Indo-Pak region, we had the intellectual dwarfs telling us what #Muslims should do. How dare Muslims to live under Muslim rule?

#ColonialFeminism has been in existence as long as #feminism, almost a joke now (but we have to care, to protect #Kashmir 1/n
..from this species).

Earlier, we exchanged our destiny with massacres & genocides for #Hindu rulers, or the #secularists.

The #fascist outburst in recent decades turned them as 'guardians of Muslims', framing it as '#Hindutva vs. #Secularists', imposing #Ambedkar as the.. 2/n
...solution with a holy excuse of #Dalit discourse (one more #Hindu).

But as the tide is rising, the two nation theory is back again with full force. And Insha Allah we will see many more #Islamic #republics in #Kashmir, #Maldives, #EastPakistan & elsewhere.

3/n.
Read 9 tweets
i have always been a feminist. At 9, I complained at school because boys got the footy workshop with the AFL stars but girls didn't. Suffered my first sexual assault was at 10, which was formative. In my teens I changed 'He' to 'She' when I read from the prayer book at schule...
I learned at university that sex = biological categories, female and male. It's binary. That's how procreation happens. "Gender" is a social construct and collection of stereotypes which harms us all. Reject gender, I say: men cry! women play sport! boys play with dolls!...
girls climb trees! women don't have to marry, take their husband's name, have babies, and do all the emotional labour in relationships. Resist!
I was happy to accept transwomen as women because I thought they challenged gendered stereotypes - men can wear dresses and be...
Read 12 tweets
What’s happening in Korea:
An Olympic gold medalist is being cancelled, cyber bullied by toxic misogynists because of her short hair which apparently means she’s a feminist, and asked to return her gold medal.
#Olympics #Tokyo2020
#feminism #archery #안산선수를_향한_테러를_멈추라
What’s wrong with being a feminist? Ridiculous as it is, being labeled a “feminist” is the new Scarlet Letter in Korea. It forces women of all ages and social standing to conform to a restrictive social ideal of a “good, docile woman” and exacerbating the growing gender conflict.
For more examples of comments left on the athlete’s social media and news media, see here:
Read 9 tweets
I would say "today seems like a good day to re-share my post on transmisogyny," except for the fact that this statement pretty much applies to every day. anyway, here it is: juliaserano.medium.com/what-is-transm… #trans #transgender #transmisogyny #LGBTQ #feminism
...since it came out, I've added another short section that includes a list of studies of adult attitudes toward GNC kids, which demonstrate the phenomenon (even if they don't call it "transmisogyny"). I mention this b/c this morning...
juliaserano.medium.com/what-is-transm… passages from the linked-to...Image
...I saw ppl here reacting to claims along the lines of "there are no studies to prove transmisogyny exists" (paraphrasing, as I didn't see original claim). this is clearly not true! or at least not in this case. so here are a few abstracts from these studies...
Read 7 tweets
Anti and Non-capitalist Vision. Tweets, Texts, books, sources Image
Alternatives to Capitalism
Proposals for a Democratic Economy (pdf)

by Robin Hahnel & Erik Olin Wright
ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/Publis… Image
Society after Money: A Dialogue (pdf)
Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
tinyurl.com/y5wsej9q Image
Read 82 tweets
HILO SOBRE LA DESIGUALDAD. Quiero compartir extractos de un libro muy interesante que me leí hace un tiempo, Toward a new psychology of women. Hoy, la desigualdad, basada en la DOMINACIÓN-SUBORDINACIÓN
Por un lado existe la desigualdad temporal en la que la parte subordinada 👇
es definida socialmente como inferior, p. ej. padres e hijos, profesores y alumnos. Hay ciertas presunciones implícitas en estas relaciones que estructuran la relación. La parte superior supuestamente tiene una cualidad valiosa que tiene que impartir a la parte inferior, p.ej👇
madurez emocional, experiencia, habilidades físicas, conocimiento…. y debe llevar a la inferior a la total paridad. Su razón de ser es el servicio a la parte inferior.
Por otro lado tenemos la desigualdad permanente. En estas relaciones, un grupo de personas se define como 👇
Read 14 tweets
🌸Some Basic quotes from Swami Karpatri Ji which can help everyone +can be understood easily 🌸
Retweet your favorite ones
Read 10 tweets
1. When someone, let’s say a Prime Minister, says he is going to tackle issues other someone’s, lets say Conservative politicians, have not tackled, privileged white men are threatened. They fear their failure to act on these issues is perceived as immoral. #cdnpoli #Feminism
2. The solution? Demand perfection. Root out every failure, criticize every success. Claim that if it is not all done immediately and perfectly, there was never any real plan to do it in the first place. Go after everyone who supports him.
3. At all times, put obstacles in the way. Distract w faux outrage. Label everyday issues an affront to the “cause”. Amplify anyone who is willing to criticize the leader. Paint yourselves as the *true* supporters of the cause, and label your critics to silence them.
Read 4 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!