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I've been doing this for six months now. SIX 😭

Tracking #OpEds of @IndianExpress, @htTweets and @the_hindu is painful and the results continue to be abysmal.

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Of course everything #Covid is horrifying and demoralising, but certain things needn't be.

Those are the #OpEds. I'm convinced #Editors don't care about #representation.

@IndianExpress had 130 #OpEds, @htTweets 78 & @the_hindu 122.

#PleaseBringInWomen
I haven't included #Sundays from the beginning of the study since they're reserved for the same old #columnists.

The quality of #writing overall could be better, but a part of me gets the constraints.
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The recognition that psychology/therapy/counselling sits within political, societal, cultural, prejudiced structures needs to be addressed and highlighted, ironically it needing to be addressed within the very training which doesn't acknowledge it! (1)
Not helped by lack of representation of diversity across all levels of profession (clinical, policy and teaching/training roles) and professional bodies, to address structural inequalities within profession & across society (2)
To sit with any single client in therapy, is to acknowledge their lived experience and therefore their pain, trauma, hurt and distress, within a prejudiced, racist, structurally unequal system. All of us exist along those spectrums whether at the privileged or prejudiced end.(3)
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I'm exhausted, but then the study must go on. Here's month four of the state of #OpEds in @IndianExpress @htTweets & @the_hindu.

April has been rougher than March.

It's actually been really really awful. In general, and for #OpEds too.

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Again, excluded Sundays since they're reserved for the usual columnists.

The quality of #writing has remained the same as the same writers have been writing here since time immemorial.

@IndianExpress had 130 #OpEds, @htTweets 78 & @the_hindu 122. #BringInMoreWomen
Of the 130 in @IndianExpress, women got only 18 bylines. This includes four joint bylines.

Their 'The Editorial Page', gave top billing to women ONLY ONCE. Wow. Aruna Sundararajan wrote on the lockdown dilemma.
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Y aurait tant de choses à dire sur ces passages de #Trump s'interrogeant sur le soleil voire les détergents pour remèdes au #COVID19. Mais si peu de choses nouvelles. Ah si une. Les #EtatsUnis atteignent ce matin 1 total de 50000 décès. Le discours présidentiel est-il idoine?
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2) Pour le reste, que dire sinon que D.#Trump a été élu pour et par ses outrances complotistes (Obama), ses propos irrationnels et sa démesure? Il exerce son pouvoir comme il l'a conquis. Représentant démocratique d'1 partie des Etats-Unis qui l'a choisi en connaissance de cause.
3) Et pour ceux/celles qui, loin de l'Idaho ou de la Virginie Occidentale, auraient tendance à se moquer de #Trump pour le disqualifier comme ses électeurs, je renvoie à ce #thread récent sur la #représentation en #démocratie US et le paradigme Hruska.
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@GoboMontaco ^Let us un-learn > UNROLL 3906

>Decide for yourself (be free from outside opinion). >Decide for yourself (be objective in your conclusions).

@meggersxo129 @SouthBostonAnn1 @decornut123 Leave #CNNdumpster behind. #CrimesAgainstHumanity
Read QARMY #BeTheStorm #JQIN >
@GoboMontaco @meggersxo129 @SouthBostonAnn1 @decornut123 ^⚔️2
>Decide for yourself (be true in your own beliefs). >Decide for yourself (be open to following the facts). >Decide for yourself (be strong in defending your beliefs).

#BillOfRights!!!

@AnnBobby6 @Jeri203 #Republic @Patriotpride14 @DreamGoDar1 #RuleOfLaw #JusticeComing >
@GoboMontaco @meggersxo129 @SouthBostonAnn1 @decornut123 @AnnBobby6 @Jeri203 @Patriotpride14 @DreamGoDar1 ^⚔️3
>Decide for yourself (be resistant to blindly accepting fact-less statements).
Those who attack you. Those who mock you. Those who cull you. Those who control you. Those who label you. Do they represent you?

@JamieNorvell @chrisntx39 @RedGin13 #KSMtrial2021 #WhereDaMoneyGo>
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There was an announcement that @nyav_post & @GKIDSfilms cast a trans actress for the role of Hana in #TokyoGodfathers. Reading the comments I’m seeing some questions about why it matters. So here goes... (1/6)
Including #Diversity & #representation in your casting decisions is not about quotas or being PC. Every actor brings their life experience to each role. When you have a role that is part of a minority group, by casting from that group, you are enriching that role. (2/6)
The actor can offer different points of view, context & authenticity. This happened on #ASilentVoice when we cast a deaf actress, on #Funan with Khmer actors, on #Kingdom with Korean actors, & it happened o #TokyoGodfathers with @Shakeenz who is a fantastic actress PERIOD. (3/6)
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Caste Based Reservation in India Started in 2nd Century BC. In #Manusmriti - the law book of Brahmins all the laws were based on #Caste and no Merit was ever considered. It divided people into High & Low Castes on the basis of their birth and not on the basis of Merit.
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Wealth, Political power, Spiritual leadership, Education, Ownership of Land, Trade and all lucrative aspects were reserved purely to the higher castes. This system of caste based discrimination entrenched in day today social life since ages.
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"I really respect what she's done in terms of recognising the error of the approach that she set out and putting in place something to potentially rectify that." @ManduReid on @BBCNews discussing the diversity of @CarolineLucas's all-female #cabinet proposal
"We are facing a national emergency. We need different approaches, we need to break the deadlock, we need to change the perspectives that get in the room & get air time. & actually, bringing women around the table would be a completely different dynamic to the macho war cabinet."
"[Boris Johnson's war cabinet] have taken us to the precipice of no-deal, which will hurt women and that is reason enough alone for women to be involved in the decision making that actually helps us get through this as a country."
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Today, I will try my hand at live tweeting insights from "A #Home of One's Own", a two-day #researchworkshop on socially & economically #marginalised women's experiences of and negotiations with #genderinequalities in #informalurbanhousing in India.
This workshop has been organised by #JadavpurUniversity (School of Women's Studies), #RabindraBharathiUniversity (Centre for Women's Studies) and #Parichiti, a women's organisation. All three are research partners on a #GCRF project funded by @GoldsmithsUoL.
Since Oct 2018, I have collaborated with Dr. Henrike Donner, who is leading it, to develop #researchcollaborations with #educational and #development organisations in India to implement a pilot study on #genderurbanhousing. This workshop marks the end of the first phase.
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#LalaLajpatRai'
Slogans "Simon Go Back🔙"
Is still fresh in memory's of every Indian but d hidden fact/Agenda behind opposing committee of Simon is still unknown to most of the People of India.
👉Simon commission was formed by BritishPM to analyze ground status of SC/St
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👉Educational status
👉Social status
👉Economic status
👉Spread of Untouchability
Discrimination with sc/St by Upper caste Hindus on rural & urban areas.
✔️Purpose of data collection by committee was to implement demands of Dr B R AMBEDEKAR as per Round table conference 1&2
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Dr BR AMBEDEKAR demanded separate electoral mandate for Sc/St people by logic if they are given single voting rights den dey will be ending in losing sides and inequality will always be there in d system.
But HMS & #LalaLajpatRai along with congress decided to Oppose them
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You have heard about our #AI Code and #global summit, but take a look at some of our other recommendations in the #LordsAIreport #justkeepreading: ow.ly/DnC930jyxZT
We had a lot to say about #data and #AI, and who should have access to it.
We also thought carefully about #diversity and #representation in #artificialintelligence and how we should address #bias and #prejudice
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1/ A thread on #ownvoices and #representation as well as allyship, guests, holding babies, writing the other, and assorted issues dealing with POC characters/stories being written by white folks. Nothing super new, just bringing nuanced notions together, reflecting on my views.
2/ America desperately needs a LOT more #ownvoices books. That should be our priority. I've even advocated for a sort of #affirmativeAction in publishing. Agents and editors should be ACTIVELY seeking out POC talent, recruiting, nurturing, publishing.
3/ Especially in kids lit. Only 25% of books for kids feature protags of color. Only 6% are actually written by authors of color. Both of those numbers MUST CHANGE, but the second is the biggest problem. Writers of color need to be the main folks writing these stories.
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