1/8.

Good morning to all who can see our account again today after we were suspended yesterday for saying *one* word non-abusively about Trump that we’ve seen dozens of men’s accounts say including directly to Trump & none were suspended.

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#ThisIsWhatMisogynyLooksLike
2/8.

Here’s the thing: Twitter doesn’t suspend accounts on their own. Ever, AFAIK.

All they do is *respond* to ppl reporting accounts, & make decisions on whether those ppl are right or not.

So whether someone’s suspended/banned is 100% due to how many reports Twitter gets.
3/8.

This makes Twitter extremely misogynistic & racist, & supportive of trolls & the RW.

Becos people report women far more, & Black ppl, & activists. There are RW ppl who spend all their time reporting such accounts, & hoping some of it sticks.

This is amplified ...
4/8.

... even further becos those assessing Twitter “crimes” are also often sexist, racist & anti-activism. They’re not educated in such oppressions, so make decisions in favour of RW complainants.

Women are silenced.

Minorities are silenced.

Activists are silenced.
5/8.

You may love Twitter, but it’s a highly misogynist place where 2 ppl can call a person *one word*, & 1 is fine while the other is punished.

If you’re not angry about that, you should be.

Becos powerful white men are running the world, & are doing it on Twitter, too.
6/8.

Cue those calling us whiners.

Yet raising awareness of how socmed operates isn’t whining. & labelling those oppressed as whiners is the oldest way to further demean & silence them.

This account is never abusive, only sweary. Only women are routinely punished for sweary.
7/8.

Our account goes down on FB, Twitter & Insta because it’s effective, so is deliberately targeted by the RW.

This has gotten worse since our campaigns on Murdoch so is most probs planned by them or ppl supporting them.

In this way, the #StatusBRO succeeds.
8/8.

If we’re fighting to make a better world yet on Twitter it’s 1950, what’s the point?

These *systems* are actively fighting change, & progressive action, & equality. Everyone should at least be aware of it.

Yes, FB’s the same.

Billionaires still run the world.

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A. Okay, here’s a tweet thread about asking people to “be kind” & “forget the last four years of abuse from MAGAs”.

This seems to have occurred in response to @JoeBiden saying he wanted to govern for “all America”, which many have taken to mean he said MAGAs should be forgiven.
B. I don’t believe Biden meant that. In any case he has little choice but to say that, as his literal job is to try to find common ground with everyone he governs.

That’s not true for everyone.

So extrapolating that everyone needs to do that is not only wrong, but it’s abusive.
C. Ppl who’ve spent 4 years being specifically told they shouldn’t be alive, or should be locked up or tortured, have no obligation to forgive/forget.

Because it’s a denial of absolutely justified anger & pain. It makes ppl feel that what happened to them doesn’t matter.
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Many say our #NewsCorpse campaign won’t work as Murdoch values the power of his media so will continue even if losing money.

That may be true, but his heirs won’t, & his board won’t take it forever, either.

He’s losing a billion dollars a year at present.

Short thread. 1/7.
2/7. Taking money away from #NewsCorpse isn’t just about damaging revenue.

It’s about damaging the brand, as influential media buyers start fleeing the product (just as they’re now fleeing coal investment).

It’s about making the Murdoch name toxic, till nobody will touch it.
3/7. This is a hugely achievable aim.

Ad buyers are *already* advising buyers not to go near Murdoch media.

Share prices are dropping. Other indices are becoming close to useless.

Taken all together, there’s no way Murdoch’s bankers and board will permit this to continue.
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I am here today for the last Presidential #debates just to watch @realDonaldTrump’s mouth keep moving when his microphone is muted ...
Their tie colours are the opposite of what they would be in Australia.

This is of interest to almost nobody except me.
He’s not trying to butt in yet but the look on his face is fucking priceless.
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1/5. There are a lot of people not in VIC passing a shedload of commentary ATM about how people in VIC do (or, more to the point) should feel & behave.

They mostly forget that VICs, more than any other Aussies, are in “fight or flight” mode RN, & most are under immense stress.
2/5. If you’re not in VIC, perhaps think back to how you felt in Mar/Apr this year.

If you’re honest, it was a helluva time but you’ve forgotten what most of it felt like.

Well, VICs are still in the middle of that, but worse.

Way worse.

We HAVE to beat this wave.
3/5. VICs genuinely feel we’re fighting for our lives.

We all know #NewsCorpse media act in bad faith, but forget that for us VICs, the lies & bias is intensely personal.

This is NOT a theoretical exercise.

If Murdoch has his way, our parents are at risk, & even ourselves.
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1. You can’t argue with people who don’t share your values. Short thread.

Conservatives *literally* believe making money unimpeded by #COVID19 lockdowns is more important than 10,000 or more deaths.

You can’t argue them out of it because there’s no connection in values.
2. Take Graham Turner of @flightcentreAU.

RN, he’s on TV arguing some will have to die so he can get his business & wealth back.

You can’t talk him out of his belief as he truly thinks capitalism (HIS capitalism) matters more than dead people. He sees nothing wrong with it.
3. If you can’t or won’t accept this concept, you’ll continue to try to be kind & nice & respectful to ppl who share no kind or nice values with you.

But there’s no point of connection. None.

THIS IS WHY WE RUN CONSUMER BOYCOTTS.

Because talking to ppl like Graham is USELESS.
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1/6. So, here’s an interesting thing.

In past few weeks, MFW have been deliberately targeted for abuse by several different men, all claiming to be progressive.

All but 1 we’d never interacted with AFAWK, & that 1 got ragey after we gently pulled him up on a sexist comment.
2/6. We wouldn’t raise this again as we’d rather focus on our campaign work, but in nearly all of these cases we were contacted by DM after by women who’d also faced abuse from the same men. In one case, we received DMs from EIGHT women saying the man in question had stalked ...
3/6. ... or threatened or otherwise hurt either them or a woman they knew. The lengths women went to to let us know to be extra careful & to have our backs on this was extraordinary, as they didn’t know we’d keep this information confidential so it was a risk to get in touch.
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