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Earlier todaya radfem, @givingsapphire was attacked by TW for her feminist beliefs. This thread confains the responses of several TRAs ⤵️

When they tell you they care about women, they don’t hate women, they listen to women; they’re lying. #VAW #maleviolence #transcult
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I’ve been so triggered tonight and I have to get it off my chest & more importantly, you must understand why in #Egypt #women are not believed & what it means. #VAW #thread #ABZ #MeToo #Egypt 1/10
Let’s talk about the believability of women. It is indoctrinated into our culture & even encoded in our genes, that women are liars or that they exaggerate or that they tell half truths.
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I’m someone who was sexually abused by a relative as a child & when I told my father he immediately said I was lying. He actually took the side of the perpetrator. I cannot begin to describe to you the pain this has caused me for years until today and will continue to do so
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Please RT: Professor Penny Jane Burke, Director of @UON_CEEHE "As a survivor of domestic violence, I felt compelled to join many other voices to help bring attention to the terrifying implications of #COVID19 for so many women & children" #endVAW #VAW /1
Briefing from UK's End Violence Against Women: #COVID19: New EVAW Briefing urges Government to act now to prevent 'secondary' abuse disaster @EVAWuk endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/covid-19-new-e… #endVAW #VAW #domesticviolence /3
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Sunday is #IWD2020, and a time to reflect on Canada’s record on gender equality. #canlab #canfem 1/6
This year Canada ranked 19th on the @wef ’s #gendergap20 report, up from our poor showing in 2016 (35th), down from 16th last year. Canada’s young women are the most educated generation in history, but they are still hitting the wall in the world of work and politics 2/6
Women working full-time are still paid only 81 cents for every dollar men take home. The gap is even larger for racialized women and Indigenous women, who make 60% and 57% of what non-racialized men earn #canlab #canfem 3/6 behindthenumbers.ca/2019/03/05/dat…
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This is a really important thread on the cognitive dissonance that exists around bullies & smear campaigns in the #domesticabuse sector. It’s an open secret that few are able to address openly because they fear being ostracised and even shut down by the inevitable smear campaign.
It’s something that I know many people in the sector have experienced and I also have personal experience. It is a conversation that others and I have had numerous times, over many years and it is an important issue. Why?
Because, how can you expect others to recognise abuse when you play a part in overlooking it?

This is the question that has been running through my mind and should really be running through the mind of EVERYONE who is involved in raising awareness and educating on #domesticabuse
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Please, please educate yourself about the extent and enormity of violence against women before you applaud extreme and chilling extra-judicial measures that do absolutely nothing to fix the problem of violent masculinity in India, or fix the deeply broken trial system.
No time for a thread, but some quick resources:
- Justice Verma: Beyond 'hang them, kill them', why AFSPA, caste/ domestic violence, trafficking and electoral reform are key issues:
prsindia.org/report-summari…
- the UN: A snapshot of family, caste violence:
evaw-global-database.unwomen.org/-/media/files/…
There's no shortage of work on gender violence in India. Apne Aap and Prerana work on trafficking, Guria, ActionAid, Majlis Manch work directly with victims. From Prajnya Trust, Sakhya, Bhartiya Grameen Mahila Sangh, ICRW etc: please study & support their work and research first.
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Thread on #VAW
4 persons Mohd Pasha, Shiva, Naveen, Chennakesavulu who work on lorries as driver and cleaners are being held for the rape & murder of #Priyankareddy. Sadly Twitter is trending RW communal hashtag #Balatkari_Mohammed_Nikala
Not #JusticeForPriyankaReddy
Isolating one Muslim name to use violence against women as fodder for communal scaremongering (100s of tweets saying "keep Hindu daughters safe from Muslims" etc) DIVERTS attention from the real solutions to prevent violence against women. #Priyankareddy #JusticeForPriyankaReddy
The #Priyankareddy case is reminiscent of the 16 Dec 2012 case, where we may remember a driver Ram Singh and various helpers were found guilty. We didn't blame Ram Singh's caste or community - we shouldn't blame the community to which accused belong
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We're live RIGHT NOW with #KamalaHarris. Tune in now to watch the Senator answer questions directly from the women of the Supermajority community here:
On breaking barriers: "You don't start on one side and end up on the other. There is breaking involved. When you break things, it can be painful...It will be worth it every single time, but it is not without pain, hard work, and great effort." — @KamalaHarris #theMajorityRules
@KamalaHarris What is @KamalaHarris' superpower?

"One of the greatest powers that each of us has, and it's a matter of whether or not we see it or identify it for what it is, is to lift each other up. Women do that so well." #theMajorityRules
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#HEUNI_Tweetsday Weekly thread on Wednesdays. This month we'll reveal you the key findings from our latest project done w/@SOLWODI, @CIRRIFUGIATI, @JRSizbjeglice, @ENoMW and supported by @EU_Justice
Simple rules: 1❤– 1 finding. 1st topic: #GBV, its consequences & risk factors.
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice So what are we actually looking into when talking about #GBV against women? Is there any definition? And where to find it? Check out #IstanbulConvention coe.int/en/web/istanbu… #VAW #HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice #Refugee women have different backgrounds including different personal qualities, family situations, levels of education and professions. Refugee women do not form a homogenous group, and they definitely should not be seen as uninformed #victims.
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In my neighbourhood there was a serial sex predator breaking into women's homes and sexually assaulting them in their own beds. It's bad enough that women routinely have to take more precautions than men to do basic things like go for a walk or a jog. 1/ #sexualassault #crime
I can't describe to you what it's like to be afraid to do something as necessary as falling asleep in your own bed at night. This is what happened to many women in my neighbourhood. 2/ #VAW
At the time this was going on, a lot of women talked to me about their fear, about being afraid in their own homes, being unable to fall asleep or stay asleep in their own beds. There were a lot of exhausted women in my neighbourhood. 3/ #crime #fear
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Thread. #VAW #MaleViolence
Men who threaten, injure or murder women who refuse to have sex with them.
1. An 89-year-old Melbourne man fired a double-barrelled shotgun at a sex worker who rejected him.
abc.net.au/news/2019-02-0…
2. Man kicked his 29-year-old Thai wife to death when she refused to have sex with him.
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6…
3. Man strangled his wife to death because she refused to have sex with him, saying she was too embarrassed to do so, with her father, who was visiting, staying in an adjacent room in their house.
hindustantimes.com/gurugram/gurug…
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A tragic death, and instead of justice and closure, the case is fueled by #ignorance. According to the inspector, "Pramila could not have been raped because she was on her #period." Excuse me, what? #menstruation #rape #nepal
bit.ly/2WIdUbL
If there is evidence to support the fact that women are never raped when menstruating, then we should just change directions and support #chhaupadi as a safe practice for women, because apparently no rapes happen when women are #menstruating.
@NFCC has put out a statement on the story. Please read. And please, for the sake of women and girls everywhere, we must stop making blanket assumptions that perpetuate violence against women and girls. #VAW #menstruationmatters
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@THP_Ind is thrilled to be at the #CSW63 this time around as well.

Day 2: Attending one of the side events focused on sexism, harassment and violence against women parliamentarians.

#womeninpolitics #righttosafety #SayNotoViolence #CSW2019
Charles Ramsden from the Gender Equality Commission, Council of Europe spoke about how women in positions of authority were more vulnerable to sexist and sexualised abuse

#womeninpolitics #righttosafety #SayNotoViolence #CSW2019 #notmyparliament
Dubravka Šimonović, the UN Special Rapporteur on #VAW: it knows know borders; no region is immune to it.

In 2018, she presented a thematic report on #VAW in politics at the 73 session of GA : ohchr.org/Documents/Issu…

#womeninpolitics #righttosafety #SayNotoViolence #CSW2019
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Forgive the type-o's but as livid and upset as I am, I didn't bother to proofread the DM! I had every reason in the world to believe this nightmare was on the cusp of ending 2 years ago and a lot of prominent people helped me come to that conclusions!
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They're gonna end up killing me if I dont get donations & some1 that can pick up my groceries & fill my propane tanks 4 me. Currently still snowed in w/additional snow that just fell. Hibbing Minnesota area @RepPeteStauber's dist. PLEASE RT I'M CENSORED!
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A thread on what it’s like to be a female academic conducting critical research into the sex industry - or a journey through my last month at work. #MVAW #VAW #EndVAWG #EndDemand #highered #academia
Invited to speak at a UN consultation relating to gender, business and human rights. Despite discussions of the Modern Slavery Act and trafficking, no-one really wanted to talk about trafficking for sexual exploitation. #humantrafficking #modernslavery
But we do, as a wonderful colleague has worked hard to have panel specifically on aspects of this. At the last minute, the line-up is changed to include someone speaking on behalf of a sex industry lobby group.
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Something else I try to do every year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is to tweet parts of Dworkin's "I Want a 24 Hour Truce During Which There Is No Rape." Read it in full here: rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resource… #MVAW #EndVAW #VAW #VAWG #16Days
Dworkin, addressing male allies: "We don't have forever. Some of us don't have another week or another day to take time for you to discuss whatever it is that will enable you to go out into those streets and do something." #MVAW #EndVAW #16Days
"We use statistics not to try to quantify the injuries, but to convince the world that those injuries even exist...But I hear about the rapes one by one by one by one by one, which is also how they happen. Those statistics are not abstract to me." #MVAW #EndVAW #16Days
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News from me: @pamelacross541 & I have been proud to serve as co-chairs of Ontario’s Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women. Established in 2015, the Roundtable has provided strategic advice to government on emerging issues related to #VAW. #Onpoli
Through the Roundtable’s ongoing engagement with government and sector partners, we have achieved policy and program change, including provisions in #Bill148, the Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act, to provide paid leave to employees who experience domestic or sexual violence.
It’s expensive not to address gender-based violence: it has impacts from health to criminal law process to the economy. Justice Canada estimates the total economic impact of domestic violence on employers annually in Canada is about $78 million. #Onpoli #MeToo
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I would still be without food if not for an Angel from a different city delivering me some. My pets are still without their normal pet food. It took me 2 days after no food for 8 to feel somewhat normal. Lack of nutrients to the muscles & oxygen due to emphysema! #Minnesota #VAW
👆Due note all the Minnesota politicians tagged in this feed😠
And other Minnesota Health and Human service officials mobile.twitter.com/search?q=%40DH…
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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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