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🧵The issue with “bystander” effect

Just lately, it feels as though every initiative violence against women centres its intervention with active bystander training.

Got an issue with racism? Bystander training.

Got an issue with sexual harassment? Bystander training.
Don’t get me wrong - active bystander training has its place. I cover it briefly in my training too.

It usually focuses on arming individuals with the tools to step in + disrupt situations with a range of resources e.g. the “4 Ds” - “direct”, “distract”, “delay” and “delegate”
We also see it being used in professional training to improve cultures where sexism and racism are an issue. Again, the focus is on speaking up when people see harmful behaviour.

And here is the very problem.
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#Modernity/#Inequality: “one of the most significant pillars of historical #capitalism, institutional #racism. What we mean by racism has little to do with the xenophobia that existed in various prior historical #systems. Xenophobia was literally fear of the ‘stranger’. ... Image
... #Racism within historical #capitalism had nothing to do with ‘strangers’. Quite the contrary. Racism was the mode by which various segments of the #work-force within the same economic structure were constrained to relate to each other. Racism was the ideological ...
... justification for the #hierarchization of the work-force and its highly unequal distributions of reward. What we mean by racism is that set of ideological statements combined with that set of continuing practices which have had the consequence of maintaining a high ...
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Wow, this website on anonymous stories of #sexism & sexual assault in healthcare has just been shared with me and it's so powerful @ScrubSurvivors
It reminded me of a more senior male doctor who used to repeatedly stand behind me when I was sitting at the desk writing in patients' notes & stroke my hair. It was so distressing but you wouldn't dream of doing anything about it at the time- no one would take you seriously.
That was over 20 years ago & this is the first time I talked about it...
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"This Court hortatively commends the official policymakers and influencers in the field of education - from its inception level - to bestow attention to this; to facilitate which", said the Court.

#KeralaHC #Sexism #Sexualharassment #Schoolcurriculum #Educationsystem Image
“Boys, even from a very young age, often grow up with certain sexist stereotypes - reinforced by peer and other social influences. Showing a girl/woman respect and honour is not old-fashioned; on the contrary, it is a virtue for all times. Sexism is not acceptable or “cool”.
One exhibits strength when he respects a girl/woman.

Respectfulness is an imperative that needs to be inculcated very young. How one treats a woman gives an insight into his upbringing and personality”.
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1. Is it wrong to let students use AI to generate essays instead of doing their own work? My colleague Gabriele Contessa wrote an excellent response to this question, which goes something like this:
2. (1) University students are adults and it's up to them whether to waste their time and money on a specious degree or actually learn something; (2) If AI can write better than most people, then maybe what students need to learn is how to use AI.
3. I want to add one more response to this question: (3) Academia was always a rigged game. The fact that we force students to use Standard English is a political choice that reinforces the elite status of the group that predominantly uses this vernacular - wealthy white people.
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Liebe Follower*innen,

es erreichte uns die Nachricht, dass unser Instagram-Account gesperrt wurde. Dies geschah laut einer Mail der Anwält*innen von #meta, da ein Antrag auf Auskunftserteilung des Landgerichts Stralsund über die Weitergabe unserer Daten positiv beschieden wurde.
Es ist nicht überraschend, dass solche Schritte gegen uns eingeleitet werden. Laut Beschluss handelt es sich aktuell um einen Streitwert von 15.000€ zzgl. Prozesskosten. Die Anklagepunkte lauten Verleudmung und Beleidigung.
Dieses Verhalten ist beispielhaft für den Umgang mit Betroffenen von sexualisierter Gewalt und Personen, die sich mit ihnen solidarisieren. Aus dem Umfeld des Täters Jan Gorkow gab es nie einen Kontaktversuch uns gegenüber.
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Makes for harrowing reading…👇…
“Parents can end up losing parenting time for trying to point out actual dangers because an evaluator assumes they are lying, he said.”…sounds familiar? #Cafcass
“She also suggested Elizabeth was projecting made-up medical problems onto her children when she sought advice for her daughter’s recurring stomach problems and expert opinions for her son’s special education needs.”
Sounds familiar? #FII
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#MECFS never gets easier to accept.

Every Fall/Winter my health declines significantly. In the Spring/Summer, my health improves a bit.

Each year though, my overall baseline declines.

It feels like dying slowly and painfully. Never knowing when your body will just quit.

And no. I’m not depressed or anxious. (Though it would certainly be understandable if I was.)

In fact, I continue to be in awe of myself and my community’s emotional strength in the face of this relentless physical suffering.

Any one of the typical #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis symptoms, turned up to an 8/10 intensity, would be difficult to live with after awhile. It would wear you down.

By the time you get to 3-4 of these symptoms, it’s debilitating.

Imagine getting to 100-200 daily symptoms.

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CN/TW: Sexualisierte Gewalt, Machtmissbrauch

Aufgrund vieler Anfragen haben wir uns dazu entschlossen, dieses Statement zu veröffentlichen:
Zu uns: Wir sind eine Gruppe von Supporter*innen und arbeiten eng mit Betroffenen von Jan Gorkow zusammen. Wir wissen daher von seinen sexuellen Übergriffen und es haben sich seit der Veröffentlichung bereits noch weitere Betroffene bei uns gemeldet.
Uns ist bewusst, dass einige detaillierte Berichte zu den Taten erwartet haben.Manche um sich ein genaueres Bild machen zu können,viele jedoch um ihren Voyeurismus zu befriedigen.
Die Entscheidung,ob und wie Details preisgegeben werden,liegt ausschließlich bei den Betroffenen.
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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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Study retracted!! This is good news. And the apology issued with it was good too. I’m sure this team have learnt something here and will grow. It’s ok to make mistakes. #sexism #feminism #WomenInSTEM #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter
For those interested hère are my personal favourite highlights from a pdf I saved ages ago
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@SeanathanCory @walden4pa53 @HoLichette @backtothewind0 @BernieSanders I love #ChristianMythology,
it has many beautiful parts.
But like the people who wrote it,
it is full of cruel & evil things.

Goodness was in the world long before any middle eastern men wrote the bible. Some #mythos worship knowledge instead of demonizing it.
@SeanathanCory @walden4pa53 @HoLichette @backtothewind0 @BernieSanders One red flag for me as a little girl growing up w bible study was the way they dealt with questions. Why did they assume a deity crushed up a gold statue to poison water that made the whole town sick for revenge. Doesn’t a pathogen
make more sense?
They didn’t understand germs🤷🏻‍♀️
@SeanathanCory @walden4pa53 @HoLichette @backtothewind0 @BernieSanders Surely SOMEONE in the town must have proposed the idea that there must be another explanation.
Theres always several possible questions to rule out before defaulting to magic.

Or how about the burning bush?
If it really happened,
what else could have lit it ablaze?
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I don't always get invested in missing persons cases, but I got invested in the #GabbyPetito one when I saw this. There are so many red flags about the relationship in these 2 minutes, and it was sad to see it written off in the police report as a "mental health crisis." /1
And it's sad even if she hadn't gone missing a couple weeks later. Gabby Petito was upset, but she calmed down over the course of the hourlong footage; the cops just chose to talk to the boyfriend more. /2
I'm not blaming the officers for her going missing--nothing they could've done would've prevented that--although I will criticize them for bro'ing it up with the boyfriend. /3
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When "can't explain" effectively = "aren't persuaded by" the problem isn't the audience.

It certainly is interesting, though, when the audience is identified as the problem. Folk sure do tell on themselves. #cdnpoli #sexism
PS: as much as folks might want them to be a group, "suburban soccer moms" aren't a unique set of voters.

Women, by contrast, do systematically support the CPC a LOT less than do men. There are few reasons why: women are less likely to be socially conservative,
less likely to score high on social dominance scales, more likely to be skeptical of market conservatism and close ties to the US, etc. These are all pretty longstanding generalizations.
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Naming the problem of male privileging in higher education: Attention has begun to be paid to discrimination against women in higher education but much less attention is being paid to men’s privileging by the structure and culture of those organisations.…
Male academics / university faculty: Ten Things You Can Do Now to Improve the Climate for Women in Your Department. A useful one-pager.…
Gender inequity in academia: Exists across all academic benchmarks, including grants and funding, publishing and citations, service, opportunities to attend professional development and conferences, and leadership opportunities.…
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#Misogyny and #sexism in politics is real. As is the double standard faced by female candidates.

Take the case of Robyn Ingraham, the former Liberal Party candidate in the Nova Scotia constituency of Dartmouth South. 1/12
#nspoli #cdnpoli #nsvotes…
Ms Ingraham was acclaimed to be the Liberal candidate in her community in the run-up to 2021 #nselxn41

However shortly after the election was called Ms. Ingraham dropped out under mysterious circumstances citing it was her "decision" to drop out 2/12…
Liberal Premier Iain Rankin, who styles himself a progressive leader, performed his best Justin Trudeau impression saying he "she decided she was going to withdraw" and expressing sympathy.

We now know Rankin was lying about what actually happened 3/12…
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My mom got a UK driving licence a few years after she moved to the UK in the late 1970s. She’s now trying to renew it. @DVLAgovuk wants her to send her passport and proof of her immigration status but will not guarantee safe return of original documents. #hostileenvironment 1/ 🧵
She needs to swap old licence for a photo licence but it’s unclear why immigration status is relevant to licence renewal.@DVLAgovuk ‘s website makes the process sound simple for GB residents but in fact this is not true if you don’t have a British passport. #hostileenvironment 2/
One major issue is that many non-British citizens are invisible in UK systems because they’re not on the electoral roll. Every year when she tries to renew her car tax @DVLAgovuk refuses to believe that she has lived in her house for 30 years. #hostileenvironment 3/
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Today at 2.30 we will be giving evidence to Women & Equalities Committee alongside @fairplayforwomen @filia_pix #womenatwesc Thank you for all your messages and long-standing support. Nothing about us without us.
Our portfolio of written consultation submissions relating to the rights of women including this #WESC consultation can be viewed here

We welcome our new followers watching #WomenatWESC

We are a left wing feminist organisation

To read our manifesto & our campaigns 👇🏿…
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Utterly irresponsible

An *anthropologist* spreading vaccine hysteria (hate the word but she’s using the uterus to spread vaccine fear) 😱😡

NOT AT ALL controlling for
prior COVID
b4 vaccine

Perimenopausal included?!?

This is why you need GOOD science
Some women trying to “lead” on #womenshealth only serve to harm

No, the way to win in a man’s world is NOT to be as nonsensical as Trump on science

You only harm WOMEN when you fear monger with ZERO understanding of female biology

This is akin to “bleach treatment” science
They literally included perimenopause (pregnancy and lactation) which is KNOWN to have fluctuating hormones and distressing symptoms.

There IS *zero* biological understanding yet claiming to study “immune” response.

Women are women’s worst enemies, I am convinced.
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Doing this is (as a very wise hospice doctor advised me not quite 6 years ago) like piloting the Memphis Belle. The plane gets shot up, your crew takes on unpredictable injuries, resources are consumed, difficulties mount. But you've got to pilot it to the best landing you can.
When I learn of someone who is giving care to a person living with #dementia (#Alzheimers is but 1 of a 100+ causes) I tell them it's 1/3 caregiving skills, 1/3 the unique progression of the person living with dementia's illness & 1/3 luck. 2/3rds are not in a caregiver's control
What gets you through years or even decades of this? Curiosity, a willingness to learn, formulating theories or hypotheses, trial & error, flexibility, patience, resilience, some comfort with not being in control, a good sense of humor & sheer tenacity. And adjusting on the fly.
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Don't we only address violence against women in #UK by confronting violence built into our society?

We'll fail if we ignore violence we impose on #GlobalSouth because of #ClimateBreakdown, imperialist foreign policy with its associated militarism. 1/n

My heart bleeds 4 the family of woman taken just 2 miles from where I live (I have a 20 year old daughter walking these same streets) and for all the other victims of violence.

But this isn't a men vs. women issue + if we truly want 2 tackle the issue we must #TellTheTruth 2/n
Yes #TellTheTruth to rejecting ALL #violence:

For example, the violence of #inequality, #racism, #sexism.

The violence we are imposing on future generations and #GlobalSouth by failing to address #ClimateBreakdown (as highlighted by @XRebellionUK)

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Lots of chatter about #sexism in #dentistry on here at the moment.

Here’s an unsolicited thread about my thoughts as a (white, de facto middle class) unashamedly liberal male.

It’s become quite clear that there’s an undercurrent (sometimes blatant) of sexism through dentistry, and affiliated professions. For dentists that’s clearly coming from a group of (mainly older) men…
Arguments against this mainly seem to to focus on the idea that the lived experiences of women who have experienced sexism don’t count because it’s not science. Beware of discounting lived experiences. It might be your lived experiences that are ignored next.
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[EN] Follow up on the action against racist and sexist statements.

The verdict clearly recognises the racist and sexist nature of the statements made by the defendant Marcel M.👇

#Luxembourg #racism #sexism #BLM #feminism
"This judgement reinforces my determination to continue to mobilise and raise awareness on the consequences of these calls to hatred and to invite the justice system to remain attentive to them and to fulfil its repressive role(...)"- Olivier Mukuna for Lëtzebuerger Land👇
"I therefore encourage Afro-descendants to lodge a complaint if they are victims of racist remarks. Yes, it's true, it's a painful process that must be anticipated and then overcome(...)"- Olivier Mukuna for Lëtzebuerger Land👇
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@sbagov @SenatorSinema You now what would help a minority, women owned business in a distressed area? Not requiring that we have business accounts in our business name because nobody ever gives us credit. I have 16 years of expenses for phone numbers listed on my website... 1/
@sbagov @SenatorSinema Women and minorities like me historically have less access to business credit - yet I've built a firm that pays living wages without it over 16 long years. This is what discrimination looks like when those bills are discredited as expenses under SBAPPP. 2/
@sbagov @SenatorSinema Now I'm being told my phone bill isn't a business expense after 15 years of cancelled business checks, number listed on my website, and a clean IRS Audit? Only because it is in my name? Please help with my SBAPPP Loan Forgiveness Application 3/
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