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... imagine being our enemies (like ISIS, or regressive Iranian Regime).

Now imagine the psychological stress of them being on the receiving end of these B2’s!!! 😳😬🤯

Strength in diversity?

I call it the ‘Missouri Special’... 🤩

... skill is the most important factor, obviously!

But my goodness - could you imagine the psychological ‘can’ these women would open up?

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We've pulled together some info about how to support the bookstores who planned to host CHP authors pre-pandemic. Have a look at this season's titles, and read on for a 🛣virtual book tour🛣 to see how to get them from these great independent booksellers:…
First up: @booksaremagicbk!⚡️BAM are currently fulfilling online orders, and if you'd prefer some merch over a bigger TBR stack, these "stay safe, read books" shirts that help support indie booksellers through @BincFoundation…
Check out our dear friends @BrazosBookstore, who are offering free shipping for online orders. You can also enter their bookmark design contest, catch up with their FB Live story time, or pick from their #WomensHistoryMonth recs…
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Get to know a few amazing #WomenInScience in our collection, like Frances Arnold, a scientist, chemical engineer, and the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for chemistry. She was also a 2019 American Portrait Gala honoree! #WomensHistoryMonth
Maxine Singer is a pioneering molecular biologist who earned the National Medal of Science in 1992. Singer is also known for promoting science education in public schools and equal access for women and minorities in scientific fields. #WomenInScience
Mary Engle Pennington, born in 1872, was a bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer. Despite being denied a bachelor's degree (for being a woman), Pennington excelled in her career, being the FDA's first female lab chief. #WomenInScience
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Hello again, my friends. It is nice to talk to you all again. But, today I feel compelled to address something.

We Need To Talk About China. (Thread)

The rampant racism circulating about the Chinese people in these troubled times greatly disturbs me.
Now in the past, I have been deeply and extensively critical of the Xi and Hu Administrations. And I think with good cause. But I also have many friends in China to this day, and it pains me deeply to see these racist attacks against the Chinese themselves
Not only Chinese people, but, the wide and varied Chinese diaspora and emigrants across many nations. Take these young Britons for example, it breaks my heart to see them lassies suffer like this:
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Thread: Sister Rosetta Tharpe!

Forget #QueenBey and I don't even know who #CardiB is, there is only one Queen I choose, and one Queen that I'll ever bend my knee to, and that is Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Because, if there ever was someone born to piss of everyone, it was Sister Rosetta; a deeply pious Christian, black, bisexual rock-and-roll goddess.

The whole point of #PunkRock is to throw a wrench into preconceptions and ideologies. And Sister Rosetta is still doing that.
Now more than 40 years after her death, she is still impossible to describe or define in terms of ideology, genre, or in your pathetic, canned, pre-conceived notions of what is and isn't possible. Or what makes "sense."

And that's why I love her so much!
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Today, we want to talk about someone very well-known: @jameelajamil
In 2020, social media is quick to judge how worthy celebrities are of the "activist" label. Jameela Jamil is no stranger to harsh scrutiny under the public eye for her controversial takes and seemingly contradictory claims.
Jamil was born in London, England and entered the entertainment industry at a young age, attempting to model and also co-hosting the radio show "The Official Chart Update" on BBC Radio 1.
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Day 1: I use twitter @melaniejward to keep up with space news and advertise events I run, but still am still relatively new to the twitter game. I'll start the the week with this about me thread that can double as a highlight for some amazing space happenings in Australia!
One of the aforementioned events happens to be coming up, a #women in #engineering highlight in honour of #WomensHistoryMonth. As young professionals officer for @aiaa I've been arranging this panel for two months, and very excited to be moderating this Thursday. #WomenInSTEM
Been passionate about space since I was a kid, even went to #spacecamp at the Challenger Learning Center. This is where I met Dr Sally Ride, she was the second grown up (the first being my mum) that encouraged my dream not to go to #space but instead to support those who do.
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Born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, Sojourner Truth (née Isabella Baumfree) escaped along with her infant daughter in 1826. #WomenofMarch
She named herself Sojourner, meaning a person who resides in a place only temporarily, in 1843 after becoming convinced that God had called her to leave her home.
Two years following her escape, she learned that her son had been illegally sold to a slave owner in Alabama. She took the case to court and in 1828, she won the case and she was reunited with her son.
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A thread for #InternationalWomensDay
My g-g grandmother (and a character in my novel “The Virgin Cure,”) Dr. Sarah Fonda-Mackintosh (1836-1903) was an early graduate of the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children. 1/4 #WomenInMedicine
The Women’s Medical College of the NY Infirmary (shown here in a Frank Leslie’s illustration from 1870) was founded in NYC in 1868 by sister-Drs Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell. 2/4 #histmed #InternationalWomensDay #WomenInMedicine
When Sarah was admitted to the Medical Association of New Jersey in the early 1870s she was the first female physician to be admitted to any medical association in the United States. 3/4 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInMedicine #InternationalWomensDay
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#tdih 1857 The Supreme Court declared in the horrific Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling that "Any person descended from Africans, whether enslaved or free, is not a citizen of the United States."…
Often left out of the traditional narrative is Harriet Scott, who filed a petition for freedom at the same time (April 6, 1846) and with same lawyer as her husband Dred Scott. They were both deeply concerned for their two daughters (Eliza and Lizzie, below). #WomensHistoryMonth
Also, note that Harriet and Dred Scott met at Fort Snelling in what is now the state of Minnesota. This counters myth of slavery being limited to the South and plantation owners. They were enslaved on a U.S. military base by U.S. Army officers.…
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Hortensia, Roman orator, 42 BCE, denouncing the new women-only taxes of oppressive authoritarians: "Why should we pay taxes when we have no part in the honors, the commands, the state-craft for which you contend against each other with such harmful results? #VoteWarren 1/5
2/5 "Because this is a time of war, you claim? When have there not been wars, & when have taxes ever been imposed on women, exempted by their sex among all humanity? Our mothers once made contributions when you were in danger of losing the whole empire to Carthage. #VoteWarren
3/5 But then they contributed voluntarily, not from their landed properties, their farmlands, their dowries, or their houses, without which life and happiness is not possible for free women, but only out of their own jewelry, not under fear of informers or accusers. #VoteWarren
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@narendramodi Please give 50% of cabinet positions to women. #CabinetShakti @tarauk
@narendramodi @tarauk India's labour force has just 27% women, please help us in increasing the numbers by implementing the existing laws and changing the ones that badly need to changed. #WomensDay, then there will be many more #SheInspiresUs
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2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. This #WomensHistoryMonth, you'll probably see a sentence like this:

"The 19th Amendment gave U.S. women the right to vote."

However, that sentence erases a lot of women from the history books. A thread:⬇️
The 19th Amendment was the culmination of generations of women advocating for their political rights.

Ratifying the 19th Amendment was neither the beginning nor the end of women's fight for the vote, which stretched back to the American Revolution.
Before the 19th Amendment addressed women’s voting rights nationally, suffragists fought for and secured the right to vote at the state level. The stars on this flag represent the four states where women secured the right to vote before 1900: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho. Homemade U.S. flag with four stars
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Take a good look. Remember this little, wrong-headed worm.
THIS is who I want you to see when your healthcare choices are questioned: these little worms who think their magic sperm is seed to be sown where and as they please, like a cat spraying his territory.
This is the man who calls his wife "mother." The poolboy-fiddling purveyor of hate and suppression by "education." The father of an animal torturer and a sick, downtrodden sycophant who serves at the pleasure of the rapist in chief.
Will you let this man stand in between your doctor and you? Slow-kill your children & you through healthcare, food, and shelter denial?

Do you think a worm who rapes kids will step aside if you ask politely? Have they EVER?

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When I was first elected, there were only 23 women in the House. This year, as we commemorate 100 years since women won the right to vote, we celebrate the over 100 women who now serve in the Congress — the highest number in our history. #WomensHistoryMonth
We celebrate our victories and the contributions women have made in all sectors of American life.

We know that when women succeed, this country succeeds.
That’s why Democrats are fighting to:

✅ Secure equal pay for equal work.

✅ Protect every woman’s right to quality, affordable health care.

✅ Ensure paid sick leave and affordable child care.

✅ End the scourge of domestic violence or sexual assault.
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Betty Ann Lussier was a fiercely independent, hardworking woman w/a craving for excitement & a compassion for humanitarian issues.

She was one of a few female pilots in #WWII.

She was also an #OSS counterintel officer.

Betty’s father, Emile John Lussier, was a decorated #WWI fighter pilot w/British @RoyalAirForce.

She inherited his love of flying & joined Civilian Pilot Training Program @UofMaryland & worked nights building B-26 bombers.

At 20 years old, Betty was determined to fight in #WWII
1942: Betty joined British Air Transport Auxiliary, 1st female pilots to officially ferry planes in wartime

Betty wanted to see combat. Her godfather Sir William Stephenson [] was friends w/Gen Donovan & helped her get a new gig w/#OSS

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#WomensHistoryMonth LONG THREAD: we've had some badass women leaders in politics/journalism/academia/activism, gracing our pod w/ their story & wisdom. Here's a *long thread* to share them all, starting with our dear guest co-host @reappropriate…
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25. Dr Ruth (1928-)

After escaping Nazi Germany and losing her parents in the Holocaust she went on to become an Israeli soldier, an academic and one of the most famous sex therapists in history. She’s also authored more than 40 books.

26. Jenji Kohan

She's been a disruptive force in the TV biz for decades. As one of Hollywood's few female showrunners, she's created hits like "Orange is the New Black" and "Weeds," earning 11 Emmy nominations and 1 win.

27. Linda Lingle (1953-)

In 2002 she became both Hawaii’s first female governor and its first Jewish governor. She served until 2010.

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A random historical footnote: People you may not know about, but probably should. By Robert Peeples

When Frances Perkins was a little girl she asked her parents why nice people could be poor.
Her father told her not to worry about those things, and that poor people were poor because they were lazy and drank. Eventually she went to Mount Holyoke College and majored in physics. In her final semester she took a class in American economic history.
She toured the mills along the Connecticut River to see working conditions. She was horrified.
Eventually, instead of teaching until she married, she earned a masters in social work from Columbia University. In 1910 Perkins became Executive Secretary of the NYC Consumers League.
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For #PiDay + #WomensHistoryMonth, I honor an eminent, glass-ceiling-breaking mathematician, Dr. Loretta Marion Murray Braxton. In the 1950’s, her 1st math prof in college in VA told her that she was in the wrong classes, b/c "only boys took higher-level math classes."1/14
Undeterred, Loretta Braxton won an NSF to do an MS in math in a top program at the University of Illinois, obtained a doctorate, and taught the 1st African American who formed a billion-dollar company, Reginald Lewis. #PiDay #Fearless 2/N
As a math teacher, professor, and 15 years as chair of the math department at @VSUTrojans, Loretta Braxton mentored several generations of math students, many of whom became teachers + college or university professors themselves. #BlackAndSTEM 3/14
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There are relatively few American’s who died after turning 100 buried @ArlingtonNatl, even fewer who are female, & only a mere fraction of those who served as intel officers

Captain Stephanie Czech Rader was a woman ahead of her time

“[The #OSS] gave me a gun, but I never carried a gun. I thought, ‘What the heck was I gonna do with a dumb gun?'” Stephanie’s most valuable weapon: her wits.

It wasn’t until decades later that the details of her amazing story were declassified.

Stephanie, the daughter of Polish immigrants, grew up immersed in Polish language & culture in an immigrant neighborhood in Poughkeepsie.

She was the 1st person in her family to graduate college, & she eventually earned a master’s degree – in chemistry.

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Told “minorities could not learn how to use the cameras” (@nytimes, "When Women in Film and TV Were Looking for That Union Label"), Jessie Maple Patton took the union to court and became the first African-American woman to become a member of @IATSE Local 644 in 1975. (1/4)
In the union, Maple worked as an assistant and operator for several TV stations in New York including WABC, WCBS and WNBC. In 1974, Maple and her husband Leroy Patton started their own production company and began to produce short docs. (2/4) #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019
In 1981, Maple produced “Will,” the first feature-length independent film produced by an African-American woman. She went on to direct the feature “Twice as Nice” and has been featured in such documentaries as “Sisters in Cinema” (2003) and “Women Behind the Camera” (2007). (3/4)
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Given it's #WomensHistoryMonth we shall be replugging old interviews MEWC conducted with some remarkable women leaders/activists across Africa. #IWD2019

1. Virginia Muwanigwa is a passionate women's rights advocate.…
2. Leah Chatta Chipepa, ex-ED of Akina Mama Wa Afrika. 'Challenge is to build on successes that AMwA has achieved by hard work and vision of those before me so that AMwA remains relevant to the needs and aspirations of African women here and abroad.'…
3. Our very own @rainasow. 'Mobilise resources, re-invigorate commitment, create awareness, focus on young women at the grassroots level, to give women and girls a real voice in decision-making positions.'…
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I'm so excited to finally see Marvel's first woman superhero movie. I'm less excited about the fact that many of the biggest publications are having men write their #CaptainMarvel reviews. Want proof? Here's a thread of Captain Marvel reviews written by men.

First up, we have The New York Times:…
Next, this one's from Vanity Fair:…
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