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Jun 24 9 tweets 3 min read
So on this historic day the #TivertonandHoniton win,
let's consider I was a whopping 42 years old before my vote counted for something *other* than the 'same-old, same-old'.

Let that sink in for a second.

I've always been politically engaged my entire life. I have voted in every election, incl MEPs (yes those who are apparently 'unelected') & council ones, since I came of age.
Hell, I even voted when I was IN LABOUR - and by that I mean literally in the process of giving birth.
I have sent letters to my MP, gone to various meetings, read everything I can, spoken to candidates ... the works.

Yet despite all that, the ONLY reason my vote really counted yesterday was an accident
I just so happened to live in Tiverton & Honiton when 'Porno Parish' blew up his career by doing something he shouldn't at a time BoJo's leadership is in the shit.

That's it.

Nothing I've ever done - INCLUDING VOTING - lead to that moment.
The provinces have been disenfranchised so long we've been on the literal fringes my entire lifetime.

Make no mistake: I am DELIGHTED #TivertonandHoniton turned yellow.

But we can't just think this is it.

Our antiquated 'first past the post' system needs to go.

We NEED proportional representation as a matter of urgency. Yes, it has its own issues but we can see it at work in Europe and for the most part it is a democratic expression of people power.
Plus, if you're worried about extremism??

That ship has SAILED: we literally have a rogue PM right now who has re-written laws to suit himself, broken others with impunity, given contracts to his mates and even faced down a vote of no confidence.
The likes of BoJo are doing whatever they want to this once great country: we have a brain drain of human resources going on (including British-born children), not to mention loss of industry, loss of distribution, loss of £££, loss of standing on the world stage name it
Via Brexit and various elections in the last 12 years we gave the Tories the keys to the kingdom and they have RANSACKED the place like a hoard of locusts.

They don't care about the people. They never have.

Remember that.


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Jun 25
I had the baby.

I decided that I should take the consequences of my actions.

I was just a teenager but I thought, 'If I'm old enough for sex, I'm old enough to look after a baby.'


I thought, 'OK, I can go to uni later. There's no reason I can't do all the things I want to do ... I just have to figure it out. I might have no £ but there must be help available.' (Haha).


In other words, I did EXACTLY what these 'pro-lifers' want.

Did they help me?? HELL NO.

They called me a slut.

They said my son was destined for jail.

They called us both a DRAIN ON SOCIETY.

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More on 'feminine wiles' - I have been told more than once - BY WOMEN! - that these are 'anti feminist'. So are female antagonists or fem chrs doing appalling things.

When confronted with evidence of REAL female abusers, those commentators will say its cuz they 'had no choice'
It's obvious what is going on here: those commentators believe women are inherently helpless/victims of patriachy and thus incapable of creating coping strategies or utilising skills to deal with it.

Oooh boy. So much to unpack here
For starters, denying women have any agency is HELLA sexist.

So is the idea men are automatically hard-wired to be violent.

Plus they are 'evil' despite hardship making them do bad shit, whereas women literally get a 'get out of jail free' card cuz she 'can't help it'
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