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Being a Woman is a dangerous job.

You may be killed by Islamic Morality Police like #Masha_Amini
Or raped and killed by a Police Officer like #SarahEverard

You may lose your Human Rights like the Women in #Afghanistan
* No higher Education, no Work, no Healthcare, no Voice
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You may lose your Right to Control your Body. Forced pregnancies.
Like the #GOP wants to do to the Women and Girls in the States.

Or maybe you Never had any Rights like in Saudi Arabia. (Now things are a bit better.)
Maybe you were simply killed cause you were a babygirl.
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Like some people used to do in China.

Today Women and Girls are Victims of #WarCrimesofRussia too.

Ladies, aren't we Blessed?!!!

Remember to #Vote when and where you can. Be seen and heard.
Justice. Equality. We are not Less.
#HumanRights are #WomensRights too.
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WoLF submitted public comments to the US Department of Education's proposed Title IX regulations.

#SexNotGender #TitleIX

womensliberationfront.org/news/wolf-subm… Image
Written by one of our Advisory Council members, our comments express our deep concern about how these proposed rules will harm women and girls.

#SexNotGender #TitleIX
Since 1972, Congress has interpreted "sex" under #TitleIX as allowing differential treatment based on sex in some settings, including single-sex athletics, toilets, locker rooms, & showers. These exist to ensure women have safe, equal access to educ. opportunities. #SexNotGender
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Cheri Beasley rose to become the first African American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Elect Cheri Beasley to The US Senate & She Will Put NC First

Cheri is the Only Candidate Running NOT Bought by Big Pharma

#ResistanceUnited #VoteBlue
Elect Cheri Beasley To US Senate‼️

👉Say “NO” to her Opponent👉Trumps MAGA Ted Budd‼️

Ted Budd is pro-life, not pro choice. Pro-gun. He will NOT support #WomensRights. HE IS SUPPORTED BY Trump, Cruz, Jorden, & other MAGA. He BLOCKS ALL Legislation👇

#VoteBlueToSaveDemocracy
Elect Cheri Beasley US Senate

As a Judge, Cheri has seen how Washington has failed people as they have lost touch with the people they’re sworn to serve. She will bring with her the same values of hard work, integrity & justice

@CheriBeasleyNC #VoteBlueToSaveDemocracy #TruBlue
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1. today,the Italian daily Repubblica has an interview w/ #HillaryClinton,who is in Venice for promoting womens' rights. During the interview,she speaks about #AfghanWomen under the Taleban. No question to her on who funded & trained fundamentalists throwing acid on Afghan women
2. NO question on #LibyaWar, which was #HillaryClinton's war. Hillary with the #British and the #French. Libya which was and is an absolute catastrophe, in particular, a catastrophe for #Italy. NO question on #Libya from la Repubblica to #HillaryClinton
3. it is a disgrace how #HillaryClinton uses #WomensRights,#HumanRights,#freedom and #democracy to push her militaristic agenda which has destroyed entire nations.I believe everyone who believes in women's and human rights feel betrayed, exploited
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Top ten #HumanRights' #Concerns.
World indicator: 22/33 (year/week).

1️⃣↔️ World food crisis.
2️⃣↔️ Severe violation against #WomensRights♀️ in #Afghanistan🇦🇫.
3️⃣⬆️ Threats to peaceful coexistence in #Kenia🇰🇪.
4️⃣↔️ Growing #Xenophobia and #HateSpeech in several countries. Imran Khan, former prime mi...
5️⃣↔️ Foreign challenges to the territorial integrity, commercial freedom and security area of the People's Republic of #China🇨🇳.
6️⃣⬆️ Sharp deterioration of the rule of law in #Pakistan🇵🇰 (arbitrary arrests, reports of torture, internet blockades, rise of hate speech, etc.)
7️⃣↔️ #Lawfare (unfair legal persecution) against political opponents, layers and journalists (like #JulianAssange), worldwide.
8️⃣↔️ Armed conflicts in #Ethiopia🇪🇹, #Ukraine🇺🇦 and #Yemen🇾🇪.
9️⃣⬆️ Increasing religious discrimination & attacks on freedom of conscience.
🔟⬆️ #Racism.
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Watching some more video from the #LetJulieSwim rally in Port Townsend, & really disappointed to see the police letting trans rights extremists intimidating, and physically assaulting women exercising their 1A right. #LetWomenSpeak #WomensRights
Reminder to elected officials of Port Townsend, WA 👉 older Americans are the most reliable voter block. Who pays taxes to keep your town running? (Hint: it's not the petulant activists living in their parents' basements.) #LetJulieSwim #LetWomenSpeak thedistance.substack.com/p/mayor-police…
Attacking women in their 70s & 80s to keep them from speaking is not a way to win hearts & minds. It makes you look like cowards who know you have no real arguments to make. All you have left is physical intimidation & assault. I hope you get arrested.
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The 11 men who were serving life in prison for gang rape and murders during the 2002 Gujarat riots, are now free, Indian media reports. The men were freed on Monday after the state government approved their application for remission of sentence. Image
The state says their application was considered because of the “completion of 14 years” in jail. Life sentences in India typically carry a 14 year jail term.
During a wave of anti-Muslim violence, after local Muslims were blamed for a train carrying Hindu pilgrims catching fire,
Bilkis Bano was gang raped and her three-year-old daughter killed. Thirteen others were also killed during the March 2002 riots, Al Jazeera reports. Bano survived by pretending to be dead.
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My #FGM TORTURE🩸
"My Genitals Were Sewn Up With Acacia Thorns (the image)!"
Malko Jama Recalls Hers:
""I was nine. A woman came to the house. They held me down and held my legs apart and she cut me with a razor and stitched me back up with acacia thorns.
She cut out the clitoris
and the inner labia and then she cut out the flesh from the outer labia and sewed up the skin that was left.
Now they have a more modern way for stitching girls back up but at the time they used thorns like pins.
She cut out the clitoris and the inner labia and then she cut out
the flesh from the outer labia and sewed up the skin that was left.
When it was finished they took a big sheet and a cord and they bound my thighs together... so that I had to stay there with my legs together. They brought me small pieces of bread but refused to allow me water or
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My #FGM TORTURE🩸
"My Baby Died Because Of FGM!"
Mrs C Foday Recalls Hers:
"I'm a Nigerian married to a Sierra Leonean man. I refused to be circumcised even in the face of being heavily threatened and publicly mocked by my husband's family and friends.
Then, I became pregnant and ImageImage
in the process of delivery, some #women came to help me but when they opened my wrapper and saw my 'uncut private part', they washed their hands and abandoned me that I and the baby were #cursed!
I was in pain but they showed me no mercy and were about to leave the house when my
mother-in-law told me to give my consent to be circumcised or else I will die with the baby and we will both be thrown into the forest.
I have never seen very heartless people like that - my husband came into the room and ordered the circumcision.
They came back into the room and
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Circumlocution: a case study of a gender identity debate between two individuals. 🪡 ImageImage
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“...And I know nothing of it, except what I learn from her.”—James Webb

I was skimming through my old journals, and found a newspaper clipping I had inserted as a very-relevant bookmark, from 1984, the year I had my daughter.

On the one hand, it seems so insightful...
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...written by a man, already a father.

On the other hand , it makes me think yet again, about our current divisiveness with #RoeVsWade, #abortion, and #WomensRights, and how men cannot possibly know what we women go through when we conceive—and why we must feel we are ready.
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What follows was written by James Webb: During the Reagan Administration, Webb served as the nation's 1st Asst Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs from 1984-87. In 1987, he was Secretary of the Navy, the 1st Naval Academy graduate to serve as a civilian head of the Navy.
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My #FGM TORTURE🩸
"I Was Circumcised Twice Before The Age Of 16!"
Teliwel Diallo Recalls Hers:
"When I was eight years old, my mother told me that it was time for me to become a woman. She took me somewhere. I met other #Girls, some friends and girls from the neighboring village.
It was a big #day. I didn’t know anything about excision. I was feeling happy inside. I did not know the consequences and pain of excision.
We were maybe one hundred girls. Everyone was waiting her turn. I could hear the cries of the #girl before me. I was frozen. I could not run
because it would be a dishonor for my #family. I was wondering whether I should run away or stay, but I didn’t have the choice.
I heard the #Girls crying. My turn came. It was atrocious. Four #women caught me, put me down, opened my sex and cut me. I cried out loudly. I feel that
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Just IN: After A Woman’s Death From #FGM, Court Frees Cutter On Bail🤦🏾
#SierraLeone: Magistrate Momoh Lanasana in Bonthe District has granted bail to a #woman accused of manslaughter after the death of a 21-year-old she subjected to FGM.
The Magistrate released the Sowei known as
Sowo Sandy who is said to be in her 60s after the prosecution, for the second time, failed to bring forth their witnesses.
21-year-old Maseray Sei, a #mother of two, died in December 2021 a day after undergoing the procedure at the hands of the Sowei.
An autopsy report says she
died after bleeding profusely from the procedure.
Sandy is charged with manslaughter and not directly for carrying out FGM because the practice itself is not outlawed outright even though the country’s child rights law forbids children from being subjected to “harmful treatment”.
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Supreme Court judge, Justice Ravindra Bhat, to shortly speak at a conference on Women in Power & Decision Making by the PHDCCI.

Track this thread for live updates 👇🏽

#SupremeCourt #WomensRights Image
Justice Ravindra Bhat begins his address: Before I begin, I must confess I'm acutely aware the irony that being a man I'm speaking here. It calls for genuine engagement.

#SupremeCourt #WomensRights
Justice Ravindra Bhat: The proverbial issue of making room for women at the table, is not just a women's issue. It needs to be worked at a systematic level.

#SupremeCourt #WomensRights
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Found this a while ago and saved it. Maybe you've seen it before.

I'm not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20 week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.
I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.
I'm pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.
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My #FGM Heartbreak💔
"I Wanted To Kill Myself!"
Cecilia Ogore Recalls Hers:
"I was in my teen years when FGM was done to me; two women held my hands, one sat on my chest while the cutter squatted between my legs to circumcise me.
I felt a very sharp pain in my genitals; I cried ImageImage
and bled a lot. I was confined to a room to recover because I wasn't #circumcised in the festive period.
You are expected to go out during festive periods and show that you are cut - that you are #mature!
As time progressed, I noticed that without knowledge, certain parts of my
clothing always became wet with stench of urine!
I will sometimes come down from a bus to discover that some areas on my skirt were stained and smelt of urine!
On close examination by a hospital in Uyo, #Nigeria, I was told I had VVF!
I did not know what it meant at first, it was
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“That could be their vehicle to impose a NATIONWIDE BAN on abortion—on the order of the U.S. Supreme Court… They will now wield [power] however they want…to change the country however they want without restriction, and you must do what they say.”@maddow

“What makes people think that this radical conservative Supreme Court…would allow Congressional law protecting #RoeVWade? I’ll tell you the answer: THEY WON’T…as long as we let these 6 conservative theocrats control our country…”
@ElieNYC @TiffanyDCross
“[Ben Wattenberg 1987 book says] ‘60% of fetuses that are aborted every year are white. If we could keep that 60% alive, that would solve our birth dearth.’ Does that sound like racism to you? And if it doesn’t, I want to know why it doesn’t.”
Jane Elliott
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Pro-lifers don't like complexity. At 17 weeks my placenta detached and he was much too small. I thought I felt my baby's frantic attempts to breathe. My OBGYN advised me to terminate the pregnancy, there wasn't much time. But I couldn't.
Every doctor told me it would only get worse. And it did get. But I already loved him. I'd waited 8 years for him. They saw on the Ultrasound that his umbilical cord was yards long.
An umbilical cord spinning out a lifeline helplessly. He'd stopped growing. But his heart continued to beat even as his movements - frantic at first when the oxygen cut off, slowed, and he became horribly still. I hated the doctors who couldn't save him.
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#RoeVsWade should be the moment “Gender Critics” snap out of their radicalisation. Their “leaders” JKR, KS, AB, HS, HJ etc have been canoodling with the very same people who have helped make this happen 1/9 🧵🪡
They liaise & accept funds from the far right, religious orgs, the media & corrupt governments. Please reflect on their hate & who they are pals with. This is a crossroads for you all to stop & join in fighting the real dangers facing women and society 2/9
See that they want to control you & strip away your rights just as much as they want to strip away the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. 3/9
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“Dr. Eastman and President* Trump launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history. Their campaign was…a coup in search of a legal theory.”
Judge David Carter 3/28/22

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thHearings:
“I've lost my name [and] sense of security—all because a group of people…scapegoat[ed] me and my daughter Shaye, to push their lies about how the Presidential election was stolen.”
Ruby Freeman, former Georgia election worker
#LadyRuby #January6thHearings:
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“President* Trump…followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani—to just claim he won and insist the vote counting stop. To falsely claim that everything was fraudulent… Millions of Americans believed him.”

#January6thHearings:
“The Trump campaign knew these claims of voter fraud were false; yet, they continued to barrage small dollar donors, encouraging them to donate to ‘The Official Election Defense Fund.’ @January6thCmte discovered NO SUCH FUND EXISTED.”

#January6thHearings:
“I said to him: ‘Are you out of your f—ing mind?’ I said, ‘I only want to hear two words coming out of your mouth from now on: ORDERLY TRANSITION.’”
White House lawyer Eric Herschmann to John Eastman 1/7/21

@AccountableGOP 🐼 #January6thCommitteeHearings:
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“I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen…which I told [Donald Trump] was bullshit… The incumbent [cannot] stay in power based on its view unsupported by specific evidence there was fraud in the election.” Bill Barr
#January6thCommittee: “Did that affect your perspective about the election when Attorney General Barr made that statement?”

Ivanka Trump: “It affected my perspective. I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he was saying.”

#January6thHearings:
“Any legal jargon you hear about seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the United States — all boils down to this: January 6th was the culmination of an attempted coup.”
Bennie Thompson

#January6thHearings:
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It was easier for a 13-year-old boy to buy a rifle from a private seller at a gun show than to buy beer, cigarettes, porn, and lottery tickets. (🎥:#RealSports 2014)

Gun show loopholes still exist.

Senate Republicans won’t even vote to DEBATE safety laws.
“We are at a point [where] we are going to have to mobilize a greater movement… Until the redemptive power of the love for all of our children is greater than the destructive power of the love of our guns and money, [nothing] is gonna change.”@CoryBooker

“Women and mothers have political power… We need to use our voices and our votes [to] demand change, and if our lawmakers don’t act, hold them accountable— [the] unglamorous heavy lifting of grassroots activism.”
@shannonrwatts @SymoneDSanders @MomsDemand
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🧵 The accusations that have come out in the past week or so have been absurd. Females have been expected to be okay w being referred to as “menstruators”, “birthing bodies”, “uterus havers”, among other dehumanizing terms by public officials & publications. Without complaint 1/8
Let alone speaking out even though such terms obscure uniquely female issues and are felt to be offensive by many females. Males, on the other hand, have been allowed to retain their descriptors. No man or boy is referred to as “ejaculators”, “penis havers”. 2/8
Nor would it be right if this were the case. Women have had single sex spaces set aside for the basic needs of safety, privacy, and dignity where we are most vulnerable outside of our homes. 3/8
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