Nov 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Nov 2013, I wrote this blog about why it's the IDEVAW, not White Ribbon Day. I announced that on 25/11 I would be commemorating all women suspected to have been killed by men…
This year, for the 9th consecutive year, I will commemorate all UK women suspected killed by men since #IDEVAW last year at @CountDeadWomen.
Starting with Hansa Patel, killed 25 Nov 2020,and every 5 minutes naming another woman and where poss her photo, I'll still be going at 7pm
The first time, I named a woman every 10 minutes, if I did that this year, it’d take more than 22 hours.
And that is for the UK alone.

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17 Nov
Obviously one of the main motivations for both @CountDeadWomen and @FemicideCensus is to raise awareness of men's fatal violence against women in the UK.
Consequently, I am pleased when either my work @CountDeadWomen or the team's work from @FemicideCensus is used in protests/art (or media or cited in academia).
Although it pisses me of when the source isn't cited, I also recognise that data becomes its own thing when it is released into the world.
Read 11 tweets
16 Nov
Her name was Stella Frew and her life was worth so much more than the 4 and a half years that James Martin was sentenced for killing her.
This is misogyny in action.…
From her daughter “It pains us to think how frightened she must have been.”
“Learning the fact my mum’s bag was taken and later discarded on the road with all her belongings has hurt us all.Knowing it could have been returned or handed in and not dumped like it was worthless.”
She went on: “She was somebody, she had a family who love her dearly.

She went on: “She was somebody, she had a family who love her dearly.
“Mr Martin may have thought my mum was worthless but to us she was everything.”
Read 6 tweets
19 Oct
So, I’ve seen this floating about for a day or so and I wasn’t going to bother to respond, because it is so ludicrous that it doesn’t even begin to get under my skin.
(And thank you to women who have responded citing some of what some of those named actually do.)
Firstly, none of us who spoke were paid to contribute to the #FiLiA2021 conference.
Most of us there at our own expense, except I hope, women on low income, whose expenses will be covered.
FiLiA itself is created by volunteers.
Then, speaking for myself:
Since January 2012 I have collected the names of all women killed by men in the UK and shared these on social media, mainly on my blog here… and also at @CountDeadWomen
Read 18 tweets
6 Sep
Find myself blocked by this misogynist @TomPashby standing for Deputy Leader of the the Green Party.
Tom said "A cis woman (Women who are born women) who can’t give birth is no less of a woman and you can apply that to people that identify as women."
Tom,I couldn't have children. I'm female.That makes me 100% woman & you cannot apply that to any dude, no matter how he identifies
It's so telling when a man lets slip that he sees child bearing as the defining status of womanhood, which he inadvertently does by using that analogy.
Read 6 tweets
16 Jun
I don’t want to see women berated for their first steps into contested ground but feminism isn’t a spectator sport. If you want in, you put yourself in. If you sit on the board of a national ‘feminist’ NGO, you surely can’t sit it out and wait for the storm to pass.
If you’re taking the first steps into battles other feminists have been fighting for years, you don’t assume yours is the nuanced, informed or most valid position.

You remember that no advance in women’s rights has happened without a fight from women.
Surely you recognise that no advance is women’s rights has been achieved by women being nice.

We haven’t yet achieved the liberation of women from patriarchal subordination. We are still fighting.

Surely you know that if you’ve opted in?
Read 5 tweets
15 Jun
Thinking about Daria Pionko, a 21-year-old woman who was murdered in December 2015, 2 1/2 years in to Leeds' failed prostitution experiment.
We can't really say that the managed zone caused her death, a man did that, but prostitution gives murderous men easy access to women.
This is a good piece by @sarahditum…
It's taken Leeds City Council more than 5 years to close down the managed zone since Daria's murder.
It hurts to think how many women have been harmed in Holbeck since then.
Early in 2017 (or late in 2016?!) @nia_endingVAWG opened a new specialist refuge, specialising in supporting women who'd been subjected to sexual exploitation, particularly prostitution.
We named it Daria House, in Daria’s memory we say prostitution can never be safe for women.
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