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I've been watching all the critiques of the #SexStrike today – most emphasizing how it plays into patriarchal & heternormative views of women & sex – and I generally agree with them. but want to add few other thoughts here...
...1) the premise of #SexStrike seems to be that men are denying women's autonomy, so we will "punish" men (via withholding sex) until they relent. but while men/women is certainly an important dynamic at play here, it is not the only one by far...
...the primary dynamic here is social conservatives (of mixed genders) enforcing their ideology on the majority who oppose their views. today it is about abortion. other times it is about LGBTQ+ ppl, or immigrants, or other issues... #SexStrike
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#GiletsJaunes strike in Clermont-Ferrand #GreveGenerale5fevrier

- Protests in all cities in France
- Mainstream media: 'a few protesters'
- Protests against Macron govt, high taxes, labor laws
- More than 1000 arrested, hundreds of wounded, multiple dead

#GiletsJaunes strike in #Toulouse #GreveGenerale5fevrier

- Protests in all cities in France
- Mainstream media: 'a few protesters'
- Protests against Macron government, high taxes, new labor laws

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#GiletsJaunes strike #GreveGenerale5fevrier

- Highway toll booths blocked #Toulouse
- Protests in all cities in France
- Mainstream media: 'a few protesters'
- Protests against Macron government, high taxes, new labor laws

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Corbyn. My opinion. He's planned for Lexit and PV. He and Starmer and McDonald have tested the EU on both. Labour have plan A and plan B. The election promises are being kept. Shocking eh? May has been backed into a corner by Corbyn, a brilliant parliamentarian.
Europe is lurching far right. France has reintroduced national service and wants a Franco German Army to be formed. Our children are not cannon fodder. May exposed in contempt of court, contempt of parliament, AND bringing charged sex offenders into parliament.
Un charges of human rights abuses by the Tories against the old and vulnerable and disabled. Waspi. Windrush. Grenfell. Lost paedo files. NHS privatisation. Cuts in services. Tax breaks for the rich. The Liberati don't want change. Media dominated by tax dodging billionaires
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THREAD―FAILED STRATEGY: HOW DEM LEADERS BUNGLED #Kavanaugh

I'm seeing a lot of blame going around so I want to provide some clarity on what I believe Dems did wrong. First and foremost, they failed to realize that the GOP would use their majority to seat Kavanaugh AT ALL COSTS.
THREAD―FAILED STRATEGY

Understanding that the GOP would not settle for anything less than Justice Kavanaugh, Democrats should have walked out of what they called a "charade" and a "sham." When you call something a sham and then participate in it, you're legitimizing it.
THREAD―FAILED STRATEGY

Democrats had ample reason to refuse to participate: Kavanaugh was nominated by a president who may have committed federal crimes. His records were being withheld. And so on. Simply applying the #MerrickGarland standard, Kavanaugh didn't merit a hearing.
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WEAKNESS. By not walking out after raising objections about the hearing, Democrats are giving the #KavanaughConfirmation legitimacy. Trump has taught Republicans that the more power they grab the more they'll get. DEM LEADERS JUST SHOWED THEY'LL FOLD.
I'm honestly baffled by the response that Dems shouldn't walk out because "it won't accomplish anything." Then why EVER protest? Why #TakeAKnee? If #Kavanaugh is getting confirmed no matter what, why not refuse to go along with this power grab? Why not call for a #generalstrike?
For a brief moment this morning, I thought Dem leaders had finally realized that the GOP's unprecedented assault on our democracy required an extraordinary response. Instead, they folded and telegraphed that their objections to #Kavanaugh have no teeth.
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@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco For 40+ years the #KochBrothers have been buying politicians at state and fed level. Mostly republicans but there are dems who've taken a bite of the koolaid pie.
Looking at #ALEC, whom they fund heavily, gives you an idea where they're currently at: 1/
sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC…
@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco Here is their agenda, first seen publicly I believe when David Koch ran for VP in 1980 on the Libertarian ticket - 2/

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@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco @Ruetheday852 I've been showing these bullets to people for over a year now and some had a good laugh at the one that does away with the post office. 3/
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