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#NZ This is a long thread on the issue of harassment & threats made against #WomenInLeadership, primarily #WomenInPolitics.

⬇️ Reviews incidents over time, highlights the danger & escalation of #misogyny & the real life consequences on the personal & our democratic institutions.
This thread is being woven, the week Michael Cruickshank was sentenced to jail in #NZ for threatening to blow our #WomanPrimeMinister’s head off & to “..wipe you off this f---planet”- Also arrested this week Richard Sivell who has allegedly been posting threatening messages.
Here you can take a look at #OnlineAbuse ~ ⬇️ is a really useful article by @shesource & @WMCLive that names online hostile behaviour, how it is that #Women are targeted, & explains why “online harassment exists on a continuum with offline violence”…
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This morning I am attending "RACE MATTERS: Examining the workings of race and gender in the UN human rights system". An amazing panel including Pooja Badarinath,
Dominique Day, Tlaleng Mofokeng, and Verene A. Shepherd.
#RaceMatters @drtlaleng @VereneAShep @dominiqus Moderated by Dipika Nath. Will try to live tweet! Goal today is to extend understanding race and gender in UN human rights work and system.
Pooja Badarinath is speaking first about SRI @SexualRights. Speaking about discrimination of WOC in sport and intersection of gender and race. Caster Semenya and how South Africa handled an athlete with elevated testosterone as a case study. #racematters
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#August1965 #VotingRightsAct #RaceMatters #BlackLivesMatter
On 6 August 1965, after a long struggle by Black Americans - led by Dr. Martin Luther #King - to see their voting rights realized, finally, President Lyndon B. #Johnson signed the #VotingRightsAct of 1965. Image
#August1965 #VotingRightsAct #RaceMatters
Prior to this event, peaceful protests were violently dissolved by law enforcement. In Selma, Alabama, protesters, young and old, were beaten up and also killed.
In his speech, President Johnson acknowledged that the promise for equality had not been kept for African-Americans and that although they were freed from slavery, their human rights continued to be denied.
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1/ A conservative friend of mine argued at various times and in different contexts (including racial preferences or affirmative action), that slavery ended in 1865, he had nothing to do with it, so why don't African-Americans "just get over it." #RaceMatters
2/ Yes, slavery ended in 1865 and while it contributed greatly to the wealth of white America, African-Americans were given nothing in return as the government reneged on its promise of 40 acres and a mule after the end of the Civil War. #RaceMatters…
3/ Compare this to the Homestead Act of 1866 which transferred an area of land in the west the size of CA and TX (10% of all US land) to whites who need only improve it for 5 years and file a deed.… #RaceMatters
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