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Discussion in class linked to #InternationalWomensDay2020 left some in the class frustrated.

“I just don’t get why women think they’re hard done by” stuck out.

So today, I gave a mini presentation to the class after lunch. I began by asking: What do you see here?
Not one person realised the King was above the queen. When pointed out, nearly all had an ‘ooooh’ moment.

Then asked what the reaction would be if Megan Rapinoe celebrated like this:
Why do some feel the need to ask a father for permission to marry a daughter?

Whose permission is the one that should matter?
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In recognition of International Women's Day we would like to highlight some of the women in the wine trade that have inspired us over the years

#IWD2020 #IWD #InternationalWomensDay #InternationalWomensDay2020 #wine #womenofwine #finewine #winetrade #winebusiness #vin #vino Image
Corrinne Mentzelopoulos owns & runs the prestigious #Bordeaux Chateau #Margaux and is often cited as one of the leading female figures in the #wine trade. Mentzelopoulos received the distinction of Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2012.

#IWWD2020 #iwwd #InternationalWomensDay Image
Jancis Robinson is a #wine critic & journalist writing for the @FT, as well as her own website Her writing career started in 1975 & over the years has led to a string of awards and recognition as one of the most influential wine critics in the world. Image
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While I believe that we should celebrate women everyday, it’s always special to have one whole day dedicated to recognize their profound impact on our lives.

Before #InternationalWomensDay2020 ends, I’d like to pay my respects to 4 remarkable women. #SheInspiresUs Thread:
Ahilyabai Holkar (1725-1775)

Maratha Queen. Mother of Hindu Renaissance. Fearless Warrior. Skilled Administrator. Profound Dharmic.

She single-handedly led armies into battle, regained lost territory, rebuilt temples plundered, desecrated, & destroyed by Islamic invaders (1/n)
And laid the foundation for a prosperous kingdom. She lived her life based on an important Hindu belief- to never give up, to continue rebuilding that which is destroyed, & to continue going eternally.

Her contribution gave new energy to the revival of the of this land. (2/n)
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Buckle up and get your barf bags ready, because it's time for another episode of #RealStoriesFromTheRabbinicCourt, #InternationalWomensDay2020 & #AgunahDay edition. This morning, the State Rabbinic Court published a new decision (by the Petach Tikvah Rabbinic Court, 4.3.20):
Case details: A young woman married 3 years ago. Shortly after the wedding, she discovered that her husband was schizophrenic and had actively hidden that fact from her—as well as from their matchmaker and rabbis—before the wedding.
She describes his troubling and violent behavior to the court, corroborated by professional psychiatric reports (which also note his refusal to take his prescribed medication following the wedding).
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THREAD: 8th March.

My sister Sarah Jane would have been 50 years old today.

I speak about her and tell her story in the talk I do about #DomesticAbuse but that doesn’t tell HER story.

Here’s a bit more about her and our family.

We were both adopted from Guernsey. Me in 1966/7 Sarah in 1970.

I’m told (by my birth mother - that’s another story) that Guernsey in the late 60s was more like the 1900s from a morals and development perspective. So being born ‘out of wedlock’ was especially problematic.

Consequently there were a lot of babies adopted off the Channel Islands to the mainland - due in some part to the transient nature of employment in the holiday and travel industries. (I was the result of a holiday romance and we found out that Sarah was also a teen-pregnancy).
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The Language-on-the-Move #InternationalWomensDay2020 post asks why there are so few female full professors in #highered

Check out our previous #IWD posts, too 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Why are there so few notable academic women?
Hint: women high achievers are much more likely to be ignored
And why do female academics publish less than their male peers?
Hint: they are held to higher standards
#GenderProductivityGap #IWD2020
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Let's fix this. Jordan doesn't get enough credit for its promotion of one particular female, #SbarroBomber and @FBIMostWanted terrorist #AhlamTamimi. Her TV career and pan-Arab celebrity are all thanks to @JordanGov. (All three of the American lives she ended were female too.)
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.@INBreakthrough I am so happy that you are initiating a conversation with #IgnoreNoMore to make public spaces safer for women.
I too have a campaign #Cabs4Her which urges .@Uber_India to hire more female drivers.
I have been rigorously campaigning for this petition for the past year and half. The petition now has more than 1 lakh supporters who believe in this cause.
I wish .@Uber_India to respond to my petition and truly drive the change.
More women in the public spaces is without a doubt going to make other women feel safer to travel alone. A female cabbie is sure to allay every women passenger's fear.
Moreover, making the cab driving profession more accessible to women is a big boost towards women empowerment.
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New from Buckingham Palace (and a few confirmations):

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s Spring transition period will take effect on March 31. “The Royal Family and Sussexes have agreed to an initial 12-month review to ensure the arrangement works for all parties,” says source.
From April 1, the Sussexes will no longer have an office at Buckingham Palace but will continue to repped in the UK through their foundation team. It’s confirmed that the couple will retain their other titles of The Earl & Countess of Dumbarton and The Baron & Baroness Kilkeel.
Regarding military:

Prince Harry will retain ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander, and Squadron Leader, however, during this 12-month period his honorary military positions will not be used. No new appointments will be made to fill these roles before the review is completed.
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