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Inexplicably there are still folks in my mentions more than a year later claiming that only #Gillibrand called for Franken to resign when 32 Democratic senators + Bernie Sanders did so.
Franken could have stayed and faced hearings.
He didn't.
What #Harris said was most succinct.
Minority Whip Patty Murray was most damning in her thread:
My own Dem senator, Bob Casey, made the important point that Democratic men had to be held to the same standard as GOP men.
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A key feature of #Misogyny is the idea that women - the ones with vaginas, the ones observed female at birth - "naturally" come second, that our primary role in life is to look after everyone else, while putting ourselves last.
What message do you think you've internalised if you are worrying more about your feminism being 'inclusive' to those born male and upper middle class than the needs of marginalised people of your own sex?
Why, middle class 'feminists', when you say 'intersectional feminism' does it never seem to 'intersect' with the marginalisations revolving around class and power that are inherent in this country especially and disproportionately affect women ?
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35 Democratic senators called for @AlFranken to resign.

#SpoilerAlert : Every senator running for president in 2020 is on the list, male and female.

So if you're still blaming a woman for a man's actions, your #misogyny is showing.
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Al Franken resigned a year ago,replaced with a much more progressive woman who is not accused of non-consensual sexual misconduct with 8 women & who was elected in a landslide.

If you're still dividing Dems with your misogynist disinformation, you're working for the GOP.
We honestly can't afford misogynists in the Democratic party in 2020.
Not men, not women.

The best chance to beat Trump is a woman candidate.

Don't send me your Franken conspiracy theories.
Just try to move into the 21st century.
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Your daily reminder that women are not responsible for men's bad acts.
#Franken resigned after EIGHT women accused him of sexual misconduct/assault.
He chose to leave the Senate rather than face his accusers.
Calling responsible women "mean girls" is #misogyny.
Period.
No other Democratic senators were accused of sexual assault.
Just Franken. Not one of the Democratic presidential hopefuls like Booker, Brown or Bernie (I know, "he's not a Dem!") were accused.
Just Franken.
A lackluster senator replaced by a more progressive and active woman.
Franken truthers still claiming that women are to blame for his actions because you liked #SNL are divisive and misogynist.
Sometimes men we like behave badly.
It's a (dangerous) fact women have had to deal with for millennia.
Don't accept it--tell/teach men to be better.
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"Last month Miki Zohar, a legislator in the ruling Likud party, observed not only that there is a 'Jewish race', but that it represents 'the highest human capital, the smartest, the most comprehending'."

Read the Talmud. And Zohar (Cabala). #Supremacist #misanthropy #misogyny
"..the entire Jewish race is the highest human capital, the smartest, the most comprehending."

Miki Zohar, lawyer, politician, #Israel's ruling Likud party timesofisrael.com/israeli-lawmak…

For example... legal debate of "the Sages", on female "ritual purity". halakhah.com/niddah/niddah_…
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THREAD (PART 3 of 4): Why you shouldn’t trust @QuilliamOrg ‘s report on #groominggangs & the claim that 84% of “grooming gang offenders” are Asian. An evidence-based critique. 1/
It ignores well-known biases in crime data, such as whether victims disclose (‘self-selection bias’), whether reports are investigated/prosecuted (‘institutional bias’) & whether convictions make the news (‘media bias’) 2/
If using news sources, it's a big mistake to overlook #mediabias – especially as coverage of “grooming gangs” has been very racialised. Crimes involving sex, children & race ‘sell' & stories fitting an established narrative tend to get more coverage. (bit.ly/2q7WLKq) 3/
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@TheAdvocateMag @Amanda_Kerri I would, except your activists told me that “PTSD from sexual assault is a slippery slope” when I had concerns about being alone with intact males in vulnerable female spaces. Oh- and when TRAs started shaming and harassing Ls + Gs for their exclusive homosexuality. #homophobia
@TheAdvocateMag @Amanda_Kerri When TRAs called a woman who suffered from male violence and sexual abuse a “bigot” when she requested a *female* nurse for her cervical exam because she wasn’t comfortable with male hands on her body... #misogyny #MeToo #boundaries
@TheAdvocateMag @Amanda_Kerri ... When TRAs ganged up on *Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie*, celebrated feminist author, for saying “Trans women are trans women,” I thought maybe it’s against my best interests to support any activism that wishes to erase my sex class from having any meaning. #WomanMeansSomething
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Well, this is AWFUL & tremendously disappointing.

For decades @HillaryClinton has been an outspoken voice for women & girls.

THIS IS NOT THAT.

There's forgiving your husband for an affair & there's recognizing that affair crossed a line that should NEVER have been crossed.
@HillaryClinton #HillaryClinton shouldn't constantly be asked to account for her husband's actions. That is another layer of #misogyny.

But Hillary is a leader.
She chose to answer.

And her answer was devastatingly wrong.

That answer will become worse than Bill's actual actions.
@HillaryClinton Many women have been Monica, in thrall to a powerful older man.

Many women have been married to men who cheated & who they forgave.

@HillaryClinton had an opportunity to speak to ALL women.

Oh how I wish she had taken it.
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The relentlessness of passing over superb women with strong credentials & election histories in favor of whatever man is a headline at a moment is exhausting.

Two months ago it was Avenatti. Now it's O'Rourke.

Bypassing the majority of Americans--women--is a national disgrace.
O'Rourke is fine. He is not, Harris, Gillibrand or Klobuchar.

▪Gillibrand is Congress' leader on women's rights & sexual assault victims.
▪Harris set NN2018 on fire with her speeches reclaiming identity politics.
▪ Klobuchar highlighted #Kavanaugh's unfitness for SCOTUS.
Americans MUST stop looking past women to find some man, any man to supplant them.

It took THIRTY YEARS of incredibly hard work for @HillaryClinton to get to run for POTUS. The rules for women are so different. No one sees a woman give a single speech and says "president!"
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Leonard Leo picked Kavanaugh.
Leonard Leo is a member of the Council for National Policy.
Wanna know some other members? Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, Wayne LaPierre, David Keene, Ken Blackwell, Erik Prince's Mom, David Bossie (Citizens United) etc etc.
They. Are. Dominionists.
Leonard Leo. CNP. Federalist Society. Theocracy.
Fuck off, Dominionists.
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE-THAT'S WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT!
Y'all knew the culture and electoral system wouldn't get you there.
So you bought a whole buncha judgeships.
Well, #FAIL.
Boop.
We see you trying to subvert democratic norms, you idiots.
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Hundreds of millions of men of our own species--even men we have loved, fed, comforted, and cared for our entire adult lives--would rather have sex with a robot or a scared teenage human trafficking victim than a loving, intelligent, willing woman of an appropriate age. #misogyny
Of course they support #Trump, of course they think the #MeToo movement is too hard on #louisck, of course they despise women like #HillaryClinton or Christine Blasey #Ford. Young or old, left or right, they've been brainwashed by the patriarchy from birth to despise women.
What are women to them, really? We're the non-men, the negative to their image, the shadow to their light. When we're young, we're a destination for their sperm and a source of orgasms. When we're older we're their home cook, nurse, maid or mommy--or we're nothing at all.
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We were shocked, and it often shocks others, that Amnesty International is in favour of female sexual slavery and sexual exploitation - here is their prostitution policy: scribd.com/doc/202126121/…
'Amnesty International believes that seeking, buying, selling and soliciting paid sex are acts protected from state interference as long as there is no coercion, threats or violence associated with those acts'.
What about financial coercion?
Do Amnesty think the power balance is one of equality? From Dt. Superintendent Sporer 'Several women finally stated that these men had exploited them and had put pressure on them. ..
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The murders of #ShannanWatts, Bella,4, Celeste ,3 and the unborn baby boy, Nico, are a devastating reminder that several thousand women are killed each year by #domesticviolence in America and the @WhiteHouse has never once tweeted about it.
According to the CDC and FBI, more than 2k women are killed each year in the U.S. by men. The majority of these killings are #domesticviolence, but there are also murders like that of #MollieTibbetts--women who are murdered by strangers.
Each year the number of women murdered in the US is higher.
#DomesticViolence remains largely unaddressed, under-reported and under-prosecuted, as the current suspension of #UrbanMeyer indicates.
vpc.org/studies/wmmw20…
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Brave, powerful, painful piece by #KellyMarieTran on online harassment of women and POC that is a must-read.
We can't say it enough: #RepresentationMatters.
Our kids are growing up on social media seeing this kind of harassment of people like them.
It must stop.
I stupidly read the thread below @nytimesarts tweet and it was just horrible. I saw ONE supportive tweet. The rest were vicious, calling #KellyMarieTran leaving sm a PR stunt, calling her a terrible actress, etc.

This seems pretty poignant to me, though.
I wonder some days how it is possible for white people (yes, I know I'm white, don't @ me) to go through so much of our American life not seeing the sheer breadth of #racism in this country and how interconnected it is with #misogyny for WOC.

We really must do better.
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I lost over 100 followers this week standing up for WOC being attacked by white women.
I'm sorry to have lost them because it means those folks missed the point.
White people have an obligation to POC in America because of the damage #racism inflicts even if we aren't #racist.
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The hardest words in any language are "I'm sorry."
Acknowledging our flaws goes against ego.
But it's essential.
I know I am a strong person with strong Socialist politics.
I know I can be intense.
But I am a fiundamentally kind person who doesn't want to hurt people.
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At times I know I <have> hurt people--we all have.
And that is my point: If people tell you you have hurt them, listen.
I don't mean casual snark, but hurt.
Listen.
Say you are sorry.
Repentance is under-utilized and under-valued, and that's not just my Catholicism talking.
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#AndrewSullivan has been a contrarian conservative transplant for decades now.
Pro-Bush, pro-Bell Curve, #misogynist to the core.
His latest screed is an embarrassment to @NYMag, which reps some stellar writers. There's so much awful to excerpt here.
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nymag.com/daily/intellig…
We're at a racial crossroads in America right now. Some of us white people have tried to write about it with passion and humility. Not #AndrewSullivan, who refers back to the atavism of 1920s xenophobia and racism with an appallingly anti-intellectual lack of self-awareness.
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This latest screed is a paean to white male fragility. The bluster and outrage #AndrewSullivan reserves for #SarahJeong is typical of his sneering, superior form of racist baiting with a hefty dollop of misogyny folded in.

It's essential to decry such writing when we see it.
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Will no one save me from Franken truthers?

Do any of you think about how it feels to victims of sexual assault to have you running around slandering the woman with the most progressive voting record in the Senate in defense of a man accused by nine women of sexual misonduct?
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I don't know what is in the water tonight that put this back on Twitter again. Maybe @SenGillibrand leading a protest against #BrettKavanaugh. Maybe @TinaSmithMN being so obviously more engaged in that MN Senate seat than her predecessor.

But why not just stop it?

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I liked Al Franken's books. I never was a fan of his jocular sexism.But he didn't bother me in the Senate because he was a back bencher.

Unlike Kirsten Gillibrand, who spent the last decade being the loudest voice for sexual assault victims in Congress. She made it her focus.
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Two hours of watching #AudreyHepburn playing a blind woman terrorized by abusive men followed by two hours of watching @MiaFarrow playing a blind woman terrorized by abusive men.

Apparently this was a trope in the late 60s.
Peak ableism meets peak #misogyny.
After she was flailing around in mud for a half hour, barefoot, @MiaFarrow's boyfriend doesn't even bathe her. Just another layer of abuse, imo.
She's lying in her bed with mud on her face and in her hair.
So she has to get up and bathe herself, even though she's injured.
So of course it's Chekov's bath.

Another "terrorize the blind girl" film ffrom that period was A Patch of Blue with Elizabeth Hartman and Sidney Poitier.
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I have been totally transparent that I support women candidates.

I created #FlipItFemale (I think--parallel generation happens on here a lot).

Women are 52% of the US population and 15% representation.

If there are 2 progressive candidates and one is female, #vote her.

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Representation matters.
Right now women are in a literal fight for our lives against the Trump-led #GOP juggernaut that wants to eviscerate every protection based on sex that women have fought for for decades like #EqualPay #ReproRights & #TitleIX.

We need women in Congress.
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We've been told #FlipItFemale is "identity politics" when it's actually majority politics. White men are the minority--why do they wield all the power?

Men with lesser resumes and experience than women rise because of structural #misogyny.

Change that by voting for women.

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My mentions are full of angry people tonight.
White women who still can't accept that the majority (52%) of white women-- including Democrats and Sanders supporters--voted for Trump.

I agree it's ugly.
And fundamentally about #racism and internalized #misogyny.
Fix it for 2020.
Many of us in the #Resistance, as activists, as journalists, are here of necessity--we are trying to save our families, our friends, our communities, our country.

Part of that fight has to be acknowledging and refuting the structural #racism and #misogyny that elected Trump.
Only 31% of white men voted for Hillary.
Disgraceful--yet expected.
White men haven't voted Dem since 1968 (except 1992).
But white women?
Voting AGAINST their own interests & those of every other woman in America when WOC voted 94% Hillary?

We cannot let that happen again.
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Structural #misogyny is as deeply entrenched as #racism. Women are paid less: only 5% of highest wage earners & 80% of lowest. 1 in 5 is raped, 1 in 4 a victim of DV. Hillary addressed BOTH racism & misogyny AND pledged to create a gender & race parous admin, upending status quo.
No other woman in US history got within reach of political power that #HillaryClinton did.

It took 242yrs.

Somehow that doesn't register with folks as a huge issue: that folks STILL want to invalidate HRC's accomplishments to refute what was done to her: A stolen presidency.
For weeks the nation stopped to fight for Al Gore in 2000. There wasn't a moment or a single recount for #HillaryClinton.

Why not?

Why did we just accept that states that hadn't voted #GOP in decades had narrowly--mere thousands, less than a half percent of votes--gone red?
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I stand with @JoyAnnReid
I stand with black women.
I stood with black women in 2005.
I've stood with black women since I was a child & my parents were Civil Rights workers.
I will stand with black women till my last breath.
If you do NOT stand with black women, ask yourself why.
As a #lesbian, I hope people will stand with/for me.
They don't always, because being an ally takes work.
But I welcome allies, no matter how long it takes folks to get there.
We must believe in people being able to #change.
None of us has perfect politics nor personal lives.
Every day people change.
People who were racists realize they were wrong.
Men who were misogynists realize women are people.
Homophobes realize they were wrong.

We all have the power to realize we have been wrong and to change.
Embrace change.
It's how we heal the world.
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"#ChuckAndNancy" #LimousineLiberals #Politics -- #DemExit #EPluribusUnum

Genevieve Wood: Schumer Shutdown Makes Clear Democrats’ Real Priorities
dailysignal.com/2018/01/21/sch…

#SchumerShutdown | #tcot #PJNET
#LimousineLiberals #Soros #SJW #Antifa #LiberalFascism -- #DemExit #EPluribusUnum

Antifa Member in Custody After Hospitalizing 56 Year Old Outside ‘Night For Freedom’ Event
breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/2…
| #tcot #PJNET
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I have some #NewYearsResolutions to share.

You all know I don't use foul language on here, but this iconic warrior trope seems a good place to start 2018.
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I've spent 3yrs reporting on Trump's every egregious move. I'll still be doing that in 2018, but I'll also be focusing on women running for office.

Traditionally women have received less/worse coverage than men. That must change. Only news orgs/reporters can change this.
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One of my #NewYearsResolutions
is to beat back #cancer.

In 2017 I didn't prioritize my time within the possibility of my death hovering. I must do that in 2018 and I would urge EVERYONE to live more like you have limited time rather than limitless time.

Focus, act, #resist.

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