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Oct 26, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
🧵The vast majority of Trans Rights Activists in the public sphere are “cis men” (using the term they prefer). They have pronouns (he/him) in their bio, despite there being no ambiguity about their sex or gender. They perpetuate lies about women.
This needs to be acknowledged.
🧵 These men, mostly journalists & academics whose livelihoods rely on truth & evidence, ignore everything women say to them when presented with the evidence of attacks on women’s rights. Instead, they respond with slurs & watch as women are attacked or told to “STFU”.
Mar 26, 2021 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
For months, I have watched men in Australian media pretend to care about women who have been sexually assaulted, harassed & violated.
These are the same men who will verbally abuse women who speak up for women's rights.
I've had enough of this bullshit. So... Buckle up!
A man masturbating on the desk of a female MP is one of the big new stories in AU right now, as is the reckoning of sexual assault against women.
I have my own story of male masturbation & this here publication, Junkee. @michellerennex
SPOILER ALERT: Junkee didn't give AF
Dec 17, 2020 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
1. I'm the CEO of a platform for females & know I have a unique insight into the single sex space debate. I see it play out in real time.
During our 1st MVP test phase, 1000s of TW onboarded & created "KILL TERF" profiles.
Are we supposed to take these seriously or not? 2. I fought to include TW on Giggle but the reality is I fought not knowing the hostility of the situation. I was shocked & devastated by the KILL TERF & other obscene profiles, but...
Is "KILL TERFS", "RAPE TERFS" & "LOOK AT MY GIRL DICK" what we can except in the real world?
Dec 9, 2020 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
1/ I left Hollywood after 8yrs & moved to NYC. I needed to be away from the toxicity of Hollywood (& sexual harassment/assault) but I wasn't ready to give up. NYC was my middle ground. I needed a room to rent. I went on all the apps. Men were like "Do you need a boyfriend too?😉"
Others were all "You can live here rent free if you walk around naked 😂" & I was like, "SERIOUSLY? CAN I JUST DO 1 THING WITHOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT?!"
When I returned to 🇦🇺 & was in therapy recovering, my mum & I would chat. She had the idea for Giggle - as a roommate app.
Dec 8, 2020 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
I created Giggle because I wanted women to have a "refuge" away from misogyny. I'd spent years in Hollywood being sexually abused. I knew my life would be better with an easily accessible female support network. I needed one. I knew I wasn't the only one. So I created one.
I created Giggle not knowing that women in certain parts of the Western World were fighting just to be able to acknowledge females, without getting verbally abused or rights threatened.
When I educated myself, I realized exactly how vulnerable single sex spaces are.
Nov 28, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Here are documentaries about women & girls, tortured purely because of their biological sex.
Want to know what its like being a female CEO of a company you created & founded? In a meeting I called to voice my dissatisfaction of his companys work, where I was a client, I was berated to the point where I walked out. He sent this to the 1 man connected to Giggle. MY DAD 1/5
EMAILED MY DAD. Like my Dad, aka Giggle's very hardworking intern (his official title & role) who has zero authority over Giggle & me, was going to lock his 35 year old CEO daughter in her room until she had thought about what she had done. "Bad girl! Standing up to a man!" 2/5
Jul 3, 2020 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I respect pronouns & understand being misgendered can be triggering. I know what it's like to feel triggered. When recovering from sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment or plain olde misogyny, having a man/male presence around can be triggering even with no bad intent1
After sexual assault, it took me a long time to feel comfortable being around my DAD. Not because he had EVER done anything bad towards me. But because he is a man and men had violated and invaded me and my life.2
Jun 24, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
As a writer who left the industry b/c I experienced so much sexual harassment & assault in meetings/etc by execs/producers/directors and had 0 support from my representation... I can't tell you how privileged I find leaving an agency over #JKRowling to be. 1
If I could articulate it, perhaps I would be a better writer... My experiences were in Hollywood, not the literary world. But I know I'm not the only female writer, writing about the female experience, who experienced misogyny & worse on a near constant basis. 2