I hope the @emilyaccount drama draws attention to the vastly different experiences that many fintwit women have on this platform compared to fintwit men.
I rarely talk about this (since it just tends to court more drama and unwanted attention) but just to emphasize the above point, in the past year I've experienced swarms that have distracted from my work.
I've had reply guys criticize the following

- the fact that I got a puppy (wtf)
- the fact that I eat steak
- silly hobbyist art/sculptures/ornaments that I've made over the past year to pass the time ("Technically it's good but it lacks emotions/feelings" says online random)
I've repeatedly been described as Joe's bride/wife etc.
Actually now that I think of about it, most of this was just in the past month or two (the puppy comment is the only thing from last year).

In general however, I have shied away from promoting my own work on social media because I just don't want to have to deal with it.
I'd argue that it's important to have a social media presence, but I hope there's greater recognition of the emotional/time suck that they can be for many women.

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One way of viewing that chart is that inflation really is a problem centered on goods, and perhaps most extreme in places that went into full lockdown and are now struggling to restart supply chains and so on.
In that sense, the rise in inflation might be much more about places like the US and Western Europe effectively “importing inflation” as domestic demand for stuff massively overwhelms supply, rather than about places like China “exporting” it.
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Ant's use of more sophisticated underwriting tech (massive amounts of big data) reduces the importance of collateral in the financial system, since Ant is looking at things other than just 'how much your house/assets are worth.'
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The recent market crash is certain to wind up in history books. Here’s @ScottNations walking us through what all the great market crashes in history have in common (he'll have to add a new chapter to his book!)

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