I just want to say that Twitter is a messed up place. As my profile has expanded here on Twitter, I've been subjected to more and more attacks by people, bots, trolls, etc. My nature is to respond and defend myself. But as in real life, you can't even do that.
In real life, I have to constantly hold my tongue and say nothing when people say abusive and racist things, because there is always the chance that what I say or my defending myself will be seen as bullying. It has happened to me already. I'm forced to have a filter.
On Friday, I received an death threat. I was @ out of nowhere. I reported that account. That tweet is still up. A person comes into my mentions trolling me & other accounts, reports me, I get thrown in Twitter Jail. That is messed up
I see Skwawkbox/sWANKbox/Steve Walker has written a piece about me. The piece is about me deciding not to debate with a member of JvL in Wimbledon on Thursday night.
Here is why:
2/ On policy matters like housing or Europe I would be quite happy to debate another Jewish person. Regardless of what their views are.
But on antisemitism I will not share a platform with a senior member of Jewish Voice for Labour.
3/ Jewish Voice for Labour at best entertain other Antisemites and Holocaust deniers & are at worst themselves guilty.
Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear that there is a problem with antisemitism within the Labour Party but these people deny it. They are part of the problem
Today is the Jayanti of Alluri Sitarama Raju, one of the great revolutionaries, who led a tribal uprising against the British in the Agency or Manyam area of Andhra Pradesh, that shook them to the core. Todate an icon in the Telugu states.
One of the more ignored aspects of the Indian freedom struggle has been the various tribal revolts that broke out against the British rule. Tribals were prohibited from cutting trees for firewood, their traditional Podu cultivation was banned.
. Many protests broke out in the tribal areas of Eastern Indian, notably Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Western Odisha, Bengal, one of the more famous one was that of Birsa Munda in Jharkhand.
Tea is in the oven. While it cooks, I shall read the Intergenerational Commission's report. But because I am endless, I will be completing this table first.
Right, I can get started. Did a quick map.
Reading the summary -- the decline in job-to-job moves among younger generations that really stands out to me. This feels like a deep and important change. I look forward to finding out why the authors think it's happened.
I had a plan to commit suicide in 2010. I was 23 at the time. I had been struggling for years with severe sexual and physical abuse I experienced as a child, and I had made an art out of covering it up and refusing to ask for help. That was a really bad idea. (thread)
2/ Part of the reason I never asked for help is because the abuse was done by a parent: my mother. My experience w/ abuse tricked me into believing it was okay to do everything on your own. Asking for help was asking to be vulnerable and inviting abuse. Don't ask. Do it yourself.
3/ I don't think I even consciously thought of what I went through as abuse for a long time. I didn't recognize it because if no one else was concerned, why should I be? I simply learned not to give my abuser, my mother, that leverage. Don't ask for help. Do it yourself.