In light of the Boston police Union leader child abuse, this is very plausible, even probable. I have 2x, on behalf of someone else, reported, via Title IX - the woman or gay man was not feeling safe enuf to report. Yes, there is blowback when one reports. But we can’t be silent.
I am a mandated reporter as a #pediatrician. I *must* report for my patients or face legal consequences. Am same for staff, students, trainees. But in #EmergencyMedicine who do I call if a child may be unsafe at home? Sometimes, cops. Are cops safe?
I have seen #mentalhealth and entire life paths destroyed by abusers preying on children like: This happened to too many people I know. I have seen institutions intimidate, mislabel, bury stories of the victims. (Some predators wait until 18th birthday.)
During the Trump administration, well before the #CapitolAttack, many minorities were experiencing increasing workplace #harassment & #bullying, especially for simply speaking (up). Just seeking accurate data for patients can = “threat” #MedTwitter
Particularly on #Twitter, being overt about terms like #bias or #BLM or #racism can result in blowback. That does not mean what you said was wrong rather others may have insecurity or have work to do. Manage your energy as an advocate. Avoid burnout.
I fired several guns recently, at a gun range. Many guns have safeties too. I don't know how things work for the police in terms of the gun safety and such, but the actual muscle memory and actions needed to use a taser versus a gun are quite different.
I fired those guns for a few reasons
1-when I get targeted (#cyberstalking) by potentially QAnon affiliated "militia" types, I am not going to show fear
2-maybe if they see a Muslim firing machine guns they'll support gun control. 🤣
3-to tweet this. 😁 =having street cred
Been busy unsubscribing from emails & deleting hundreds of emails at a time.
The loss of my mail icon on my iPhone (still have not found it but have a new way to access it) has made me realize (since I was forgetting to check my mail without the visual cue) the overwhelm in it.
I am really good at skimming a lot of stuff and going right to the thing of use. I'd been tolerating SO much spam and with the various moves, not everything is quite as relevant. Being a journalist personality, I still remain curious - what is the @nypl doing, for instance?
With #pandemic, everything is virtual and accessible without being physically present in #NYC. I *might* "go" and wanted to have the option or the easy access so had not thought to unsubscribe. But wow is my inbox CROWDED.
Perhaps I will get under 100,000 unread emails soon.
In the last few years I have become increasingly outspoken to the detriment of certain professional relationships & at some reputational risk - in particular holding fellow so-called “model minority” accountable on harm
On a positive note. I did not pass out or almost pass out this month. 👍Last two months my mom was newly in the ICU then she had newly passed away and I could not get out of bed without syncope or near syncope. And I had just had my 2nd vaccine so was already not well.
There are all these wise people who say things about suffering but it’s honestly true..
..that the more suffering you experience the more gratitude you can have..
..because when something is not as bad as it used to be do you feel immense relief, #gratitude
You have to be fast & prolific to play catch up to this. I have 77K tweets, a moderate sized band of 6K followers interested enough to tolerate my volume but use of hashtags allows reach across Twittersphere. Trending hashtags = better for riding a way for that attention economy
If is unclear if we are now so siloed that tweets are ineffective with anti-vaxx. But not all anti-vaxx are QAnon
“As P.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking describe in.. book Likewar: The Weaponization of #SocialMedia, this phenomenon of “junk” or “fake news” is not new. In 2016, a similar, but related, conspiracy known as “Pizzagate” resulted in a shooting at a DC area pizza parlor.” #SoMe
Above is not limited to academic articles
There has been an increase in #antiAsianhate crimes
targeting of #GOTV by minorities
including this attempt to intimidate me for my GOTV, by armed right wing
This is why I do long threads on racism in child & education spaces (child education up to #MedEd) and on the role of women to “protect” only some kids, not others. There is focus on police without looking at the full picture of sources of harm to children of color.
This is a form of privilege not often spoken about.
It is not “just” the money but the financial literacy, the comfort navigating certain spaces, feeling is belonging vs #impostersyndrome. It affects ability to do unpaid internships. It affects who is bullied. #MedTwitter
For instance, while my mom’s family was in Pakistan, I grew up knowing my mom had her own identity & her own money (she always reminded my dad he had no Islamic right to 😂
=the confidence of a woman who *could* leave)
She dressed simply but had the confident demeanor of a queen
Is happening in the spaces I least expected (but that shows how naive I often am) #FQHC & #safetynet. Read up on Hahnemann Hospital closing & sale of assets: land, residency.... yup Medicare funded residencies among “assets” #MedTwitter
“The bankruptcy affected the lives of more than 2,500 employees in the city and displaced more than 550 physician trainees. The hospital’s underserved, ethnically diverse patient population was left to redistribute their own care around the city” #MedTwitter#healthcare#Medicaid
“became the institution’s first and only female professor of emergency medicine...assumed a leadership role as the associate dean of graduate medical #education. In that role, I and my team were asked to identify opportunities to improve the tenuous financial situation” #MedEd