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Just occasionally, you turn on your TV to find someone you had not expected to talkin real sense. Last niht it was @frankieboyle on his show on the Beeb with @afuahirsch on the subject of free speech.

Interestin, because both seemed to be putting a view that mirors my own!
There was a wonderful exposition by @afuahirsch on free speech in an ujnequal world...and an absolutely spot-on take from her on "offense".

For, like me, she does not see offense per se as a reason to object to speech
...and like me, she has noticed that those who bleat most about "snowflakes" being quick to offense are, themselves the biggest snowflakes going.

@afuahirsch cited their attack on @jonsnowC4 . I have previously highlighted their outrage at white poppies
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Q Again confirming Trump is part of the Q Team- Q=17
Trump tweets under 60 secs of Q Drop
Excellent graphic - seconds matter!
Mathematically impossible.
(17th)
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@Potus @Flynn #QAnon
Dead cat bounce is a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock before falling

☑️McCabe is going down, down, down
☑️Dead cat bounce.
☑️Nothing can stop this.

@Potus @Flynn #QAnon #MondayMorning
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Did you know that some countries have had to make a specific law against Femicide?

Imagine this: A separate law from just 'murder'. <Thread>

Yesterday, November 25 was International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. #ViolenceAgainstWomen 1/
Femicide is not a widespread term among people, and many who have heard of it (even women), don't understand the difference between 'Femicide' and the general term of 'Murder'.

Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. 2/
Femicide is not exclusive of other crimes against women. It is the result of symptomatic misogyny & machismo that runs rampant in many cultures. Despite the constant stream of political expression that Women are Equal to Men, we are far from this concept even in this country. 3/
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Grotesque #torture.

One of thousands of examples of men torturing women and girls for their own erotic pleasure.

#Footbinding wasn't outlawed until the 1950s. The perfect lotus-blossom foot was 3inches long. It was done to girls at age 6. It kept women captive for centuries.
In the #footbinding process (it appears in my last novel, #OrdinaryMayhem) the girl's foot is bent backwards, so that her toes are underneath the sole of the foot.

It is then bound tightly to keep it in place.

The pain was described as excruciating and crippling.
@jaydakblack is a comic who thinks #footbinding is hilarious.

I'm certain he wouldn't think so if he'd been walking on feet like these since he was six.

Joking about the torture of women and girls perpetuates the cycle of #ViolenceAgainstWomen.

Don't do it.
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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.
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Put together a list of super smart & interesting Pakistani women for #IWD2018 to show their work. List also includes women of Pak origin or dual nationals. If you have any suggestions of names not on my list @ me. #InternationalWomensDay #PressforProgress
1 @TubaSiddiqi #education rights advocate, also my sister. For years T has been working w/ communities & grassroots activists through @TCFPak & now w/ @AlifAilaan across Pak. She helped TCF raise funds & grow their volunteer network. #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance #PressforProgress
2 @AymanBucha activist and lecturer, teaches Anthropology, Political & Feminist Theory at BNU. Bucha's write-up on #AsmaJahangir with whom Aimen worked at AGHS. dailytimes.com.pk/211460/asma-ja… #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance
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