I have not done History stuff for the timeline in a while and have no unifying theme for a thread so 1 like = 1 neat history fact
they'll be in thread form and mostly from antiquity bc I study that the most in college
1. Bronze Age diplomacy was pretty wild. Two rulers who were on the same footing called one another "brother" and you were supposed to refer to a superior ruler (like of Egypt) as "father" and we have records of kings getting really pissed off about this
Since it's #internationalwomensday I wanna bring up a big pet peeve about that famous quote, "Well-behaved women seldom make history." The historian who wrote it in 1976 didn't mean it the way we use it.
When people slap the phrase on T-shirts and bumper stickers, they use it as a license to be loud and disruptive. Which, fine, shit needs disrupting.
But what Laurel Thatcher Ulrich meant was that history consistently overlooks women who were NOT agitators -- those who quietly toiled, struggled and worked tirelessly.
On this #InternationalWomensDay, I celebrate my grandmother Hanka Jampoler Yoma. She was truly an inspiration in her quiet, yet exceptional life. She married my grandfather while still in high school in Poland to try to avoid being separated during the war. 1/
She protected my infant father and survived German work camps. With few exceptions, her entire extended family was murdered in the war. Despite all this, she bravely voyaged with my young father to the US to pursue a new life... 2/
...where she taught herself English to add to her repertoire of Polish, German, and Russian. She later remarried with a wonderful Chilean man, my Grandpa Yoma, and moved with him to Puerto Rico. There, she learned Spanish, raised a family, and ran her own small business 3/
A month or so ago, I mentioned I was working on a secret project (in addition to the Representation in Media guide) and I am happy to finally be unveiling it this! On #InternationalWomensDay no less. Because obviously we deserve 💁🏾
Some background: after the wonderful @EqualityforHER and @BlairImani recruited me to work on the guide, I started to think about what else I could contribute besides terminology and sources for people to learn more about representation in media.
International Women's Day coincided with @EricaKomisarCSW's book crossing my path again. The glib platitudes circulating while anyone who challenges the consensus is shouted down got me thinking (oh dear).
For a decade I worked as a nanny, at daycare, and in foster care. I've avoided speaking about what I observed b/c I love the children I've cared for & preferred to focus on that. Who wants to argue w/ people emotionally motivated to interpret facts in the most comfortable way?
But everyday I'm bombarded on social media by people using children to push agendas. To guilt others while claiming to hate guilt. To judge while rejecting judgment. What happens is the actual children, become props for the agenda of others while caregivers are silent or ignored.
I love that on #InternationalWomensDay we take the time to celebrate women, it's brilliant. What would be even more brilliant is if we did this every day. For the next 365 days, I am going to add a Tweet a day in celebration of women from around the world 🌍 Let's get started 👇
#YazidiGenocide survivor:we asked our Sunni neighbors to help us,they hid us in their home. Two ISIS cars arrived & captured us. Members of the family from our neighbors were ISIS princes(Amir). her 12 yrs sister was raped,she lost her husband & family @TarekFatah@Cameron_Gray
1)when ISIS attacked we said let’s go to our krif (Sunni neighbors Khudhur khalif Al3fri) in kir Shabak village near from them.we walked to them & two of our men brought the cars. We got the neighbors home and asked to hide us till we get a chance to get the mountains @POTUS
2)or to Rabia district,our Sunni neighbors asked women to go on the roof of the house,asked men to enter the guests room.we saw them acting unnormal,within an hour ISIS cars arrived to captured us,their sons were ISIS members,betrayed us & we didn’t know that #YazidiGenocide
Speaking @ “National Conf women in Tech” Opp 2 highlight Ind women in math & CS. Every woman in Math & CS role model. Thread lists few (Indians/Indian-origin). Do add India&elsewhere.Tell daughters they 2 can lead in Math & CS. #InternationalWomensDay#IndianWomenInMath
Yes but faces could be blurred out. In order to prevent the possible riots such a release would cause, a gradual approach is probably best, however, it also drags this process out for months or years. People hunger for results, but societal costs must be weighed too, regrettably.
Qazvin, NW #Iran
A disturbing image of a likely homeless man searching the trash for something to sell or even eat.
This is the result of Tehran's mullahs plundering this nation of its God-given wealth & propping #Syria's Assad to bomb #EastGhouta.
More reason for #IranProtests.
As #Iran's regime continues to send billions abroad to prolong its destructive meddling throughout the region, people back home are struggling in poverty.
This young woman in the metro cleans men's shoes, hoping maybe they will help out.
More reason for #IranProtests.
Kermanshah, W #Iran
Behind the municipality building
Activist reports this is where a family lives... #Poverty is the result of the mullahs' 40-year rule.
Another reason for #IranProtests. #IranUprising will continue to change this...
Poor kids in #Iran's #Baluchistan, seen here searching in trash to find probably something to eat or sell...
This is the result of 40 years of mullahs' rule & the minority are especially deprived.
Another reason for #IranProtests. #IranUprising will continue.
This says it all...
The very reason of widespread, utter poverty in #Iran, being the ruling mullahs, will also pass by such scenes, caring not an iota about the Iranian people.
More reason for #IranianProtests.
Activists posting video of people rushing to banks, such as this Bank Melli, demanding their money as there is word of #Iran's state banks possibly going bankrupt. #IranUprising is kicking in, terrifying the ruling regime.
Jan 30 - Rasht, N #Iran
Investors demanding their money back from the IRGC-affiliated Caspian credit firm, chanting "Hidden hands, where is our money?" #IranProtests continue.
Jan 30 - Borujerd, W #Iran
Municipality workers rallying & protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past 8 months. #IranProtests continue.