To everyone commenting on my thread about police corruption (most are well intentioned comments), saying to ‘take it higher’ or ‘go to your MP’. It doesn’t work. I’ve done this several times & had the same outcome. Scrutiny of police needs to be external, powerful & independent.
I have twice taken something to professional standards and conduct but it’s been completely covered up or denied. When I pushed for the truth and an outcome, I was actually threatened with arrest for ‘harassment’ for writing a letter back to the force saying I disagreed.
I still have that letter. It said that if I made any more complaints about a particular officer (I’d only made one but wouldn’t accept the decision), they would charge me with harassment lmfao

I laugh because of how ludicrous that really is
I also acknowledge (astonishingly) how much privilege I had at that time. I was a white woman working in the CJS at the time, with excellent working knowledge of policing & law. And yet, even I was threatened, brushed aside and ignored. It made me realise that no one had a chance

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29 Sep
In 2014, a police officer entered my house under false pretences & threatened to ‘kick my head in’ if I didn’t drop assault charges against someone he was related to. He came in patrol car & uniform. Station denied it ever happened.

The info about Couzens today is way too real.
I let him in because… well, he was a police officer. Why wouldn’t I? I thought he was there to help.

I invited him into my living room.

He walked in and instantly switched on me. My kids were asleep in bed upstairs and I was alone. He backed me into a corner.
He told me he knew everything about me and had looked me up. He raised his fist and looked me in the eye and leant over me and threatened me not to tell anyone who had put me in hospital.

I got his badge number and patrol car number and the next day I went to station to report.
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26 Sep
I don’t know why this is controversial but when I managed rape centres and victims services I would absolutely change the therapist if the woman didn’t want them, triggered by them, couldn’t relate to them, wanted someone else…

It’s HER journey, not ours.

It’s not about US.
I would always tell my staff that it wasn’t about them, not to take it personally, and that they needed to move aside to ensure the woman or girl got the best support.

Women requesting specific therapists: sexes, ethnicities, languages, backgrounds, accents, demeanour is common
It’s such a sorry state of affairs that therapists and managers are putting themselves, their needs and their validation above what a traumatised child or adult needs in that moment. These stories, they don’t belong to us, we don’t get to dictate what they need in their trauma.
Read 5 tweets
25 Sep
A thread on this atrocity from @TheLancet


The Lancet, how you gonna play like you care that female bodies and female biology have been excluded from medicine and science WHEN YOU WONT NAME THEM?
Thankfully, some of us actually can recognise, name and discuss medical misogyny, and will continue to do so.

Women are being given medications that have only been tested on men. This is because female hormones & menstrual cycles have always been seen as variables that need to be eliminated or controlled instead of included/explored in the way medicine metabolises & acts in the body.
Read 12 tweets
3 Sep
Someone in my town was sent this today cos they bought a caravan!

It reminded me that my old neighbour used to come out & ask me how I afforded the weekly shop, and told me he had reported me to the social, told me I was fiddling the system, asked me how I afforded my car etc.
I moved away from there in 2019, but for 9 years he asked me how I afforded everything from shopping to my car. I kept telling him that I worked full time but he didn’t believe me. One time he came out and waved the Daily Mail in face and told me that scum like me rinse tax payer
My neighbour did actually report me over and over but I was working, so I used to just get occasional letters saying they wouldn’t be investigating further lmao

He used to watch me unload the car with shopping and kids and tell me I was a fraud lol
Read 5 tweets
1 Sep
I have to make this clear as a professional working in sexual abuse for over a decade:

If a child begins to hate, mutilate or harm their genitals, it’s a HUGE red flag for sexual abuse. That’s the main priority, not identity.

Safeguard immediately.…
I very much doubt that this 3 year old was having some sort of deep identity crisis about the debate around sex and gender.

This is a child self-mutilating because there is something happening to them and they are in severe distress.

This is actually quite common.
You are not a bad professional, social worker, psychologist or therapist for recognising classic signs of sexual trauma in children. It doesn’t make you bigoted or harmful.

Loads of us have worked in abuse cases where children have done this, and it’s vital we pay attention
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31 Aug
I’m shocked that this sham trial is going ahead when women are faced with actual hate crimes on this platform every day & no one can get the police to do a damn thing about rape & death threats, doxxing, harassment or stalking.

#IStandWithMarionMillar #WomenWontWheesht
Thank you so much to all of the women who have been there today and travelled from all over the UK to support Marion. This trial is performative AF and we all know it. I hope she finds there is no case to answer, but this abuse and harassment of women has to end.
The CPS is on its arse, can’t even prosecute rapists properly. We provide them with reams of threats and abusive messages and it’s all ‘we can’t prove who is behind the account’ and ‘you can’t prove they actually tweeted that though’ - but prosecuting women seems a doddle
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