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We’re excited to announce the launch of #HerStory, Twitter’s new, monthly original video series highlighting the work and personal stories of women journalists around the world. Here’s a sneak peak:

Women journalists are essential to the storytelling landscape, and far too often face obstacles while doing their jobs that their male counterparts do not.
We need to highlight this gender inequality as often as possible, but especially on #WorldPressFreedomDay, when so many are celebrating journalism and the indispensable work that reporters do for society.
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All this talk of the Irish Parliamentary Party in #Election18 has reminded me how in 1901 in Westminster they forced an exemption from inspection for Magdalene Laundries under the mammoth Factory and Workshop Act 1901 - see section 103(4). #votail100 (Thread)
John Redmond's argument (which you can read here:…) went as follows:
"The claim we put confined to institutions, reformatory in their character, in which the labour employed is...of fallen women who have been taken by these charitable ladies,who have...provided them w/work and w/ means of salvation frm continuing in their evil courses
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There is so much silence, stigma, and shame attached to miscarriage.

But miscarriages happen and have always happened. A brief #herstory thread.
Miscarriage is painful and frightening, and can be lonely. People talk and post about their successful pregnancies. No one shares their miscarriages.

Hearing other women open up about their losses, and reading about miscarriage in history helped me feel less alone.
When I told my mother about my miscarriage, she asked, “So what did you do to cause it?”

She is the product of generations of Arab women who face blame and shame for everything, something that I internalised but #resist every day.

Miscarriage is not our fault.
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People ask what #patriarchy is. Think “Jim Crow” and apply it to women—all women. It’s a web of systems, structures, practices and believes that enforce gender hierarchy and silence women. 1/
#This is what #patriarchy looks like in the US right now. 2/
And #patriarchy looks like #this. Yesterday, .@OrrinHatch refused to listen to women and their concerns. 3/…
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