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I know he's an ardhadeva to many. And what I am doing will be treated as no less than blasphemy

But I am now obliged to do this

Take a look at the Mongol. Then look at the face in the circle, the person whose device clicked the screenshot

A careless mistake of a double handler
One of the handles is carefully maintained. Clean, respectable, sticking to posting rules, civil in words and gentlemanly in conduct.

Recipe for a lot of stress if you are hiding your true thoughts, opinions and agenda

That's where the second handle comes in. And boy is it ugly
The things the first handle cant speak, the fights it can't fight, the venom it can't spew, biases it can't force, the urges it can't fulfil are all left to the second.

I had a altercation which I politely offered to close. But the 2nd & maybe a 3rd handle was unleashed at me.
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Top Lefty Tour to Feature @HillaryClinton and Alleged Rapist Husband…
Live Nation has announced that "An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton" will be appearing in 13 cities, despite protests and outrage by victims of sexual assault.
Despite that, @LiveNation claims that the tour by an alleged rapist will feature "stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service."
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Democrats Die Again on the Wrong Hill

There seems to be no strategy (there ISN’T) other than Trump rage, and despite going nuclear on a man's life, they just can't win.…
The soiled Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process put Democratic strategy for the 2018 midterms in plain view. The question is: will what hasn’t worked to date do any better for the Dems a month from now?
This week’s FBI investigation was never going to turn up any new information. Apart from liberal Twitter, who are all apparently trauma memory experts (last week they were scholars of perjury law), most normal people have a hard time conjuring details from long ago.
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Looking forward to your tweet ‘eloquently’ telling GOP/GOP voters “FUCK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL.” I cheer a sane GOP protecting presumption of innocence that Dems disdain. Dems are the party of angry, violent, bullying, deranged psycho mobs #ItCanHappenToYou
The blatant hypocrisy of Dems who say #BelieveAllWomen don’t believe @KeithEllison’s accuser, @RepKihuen ‘s accuser, @BobMenendezNJ sex with underage girls, and more. They want Dems elected no matter what-and in doing so, they say “Screw #MeToo
Charged with 9 counts of domestic abuse, @SenJeffWoodburn just won his primary reelection to take a 4th term… via @conmonitornews
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Here is a thread about why #Kavanaugh most likely doesn’t remember what happened with Dr. Ford, and why the #MeToo movement will make sure this never happens again.
It’s 1985 and a friend of mine has just secured a job as a receptionist/bookkeeper position at a small family owned law firm. The father is the head of the firm. He has two sons who work for him.
She’s just out of college and thrilled to have her first job. She doesn’t ask why the receptionist/bookkeeper before her left. She knows it’s a starting position and just assumes the previous person moved on.
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So, #HimToo is about men being accused of sexual assault?

Cause all survivors would just use #MeToo since “me” would cover all genders.

So people made a hashtag to make this about men who are being accused. Cool, cool, cool.
My mum once ran into Sidney Crosby at an airport and whipped out a picture of me to show him how cute I am. So, I think you could be trying harder here. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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1) Columbus Day 2018 is half time at the 2018 Mid-Term Bowl. The score is GOP 17 and Democrats 16. Let’s recap the first half.

#BlueWave #RedWave #2018MidTermElections…
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.

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After Kevin Cramer characterized #MeToo as "victimization," I thought it'd be helpful to look into Kevin's backstory.

Turns out this is one of the least misogynistic things he's ever said.
Buckle up, North Dakota & meet your possible future Senator.

(2) Cramer made national news with his hot take on Kavanaugh.

“My point was that there was no type of intercourse or anything like that...that nothing happened in terms of a sexual … event, beyond, obviously, the attack... Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?"

(3) Because there was no penetration, Cramer argues, there was no assault. And really, who hasn't been drunk and tried to rape a woman. Am I right? 👀

This is a guy endorsed & supported by GW Bush and Trump because of course, he is.
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THREAD: As a person who spends, um, a lot of time thinking about Taylor Swift, some thoughts on her Bredesen endorsement.…
1. She definitely wrote it herself. First because she takes real pride in being a writer, second because she micromanages her brand, and third because there are tells in the writing style, like the split infinitive and use of "whom."
2. She's been building up to this for a year. The only interview she's given since Reputation dropped was for Time's POTY issue around #MeToo. Compare that with the DOZENS of interviews/magazine covers she did for 1989.…
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1. The singular reason that I am on social media is to share empathetic, evidence-based information regarding sexual harm against children and adults. I have a particular interest in elite deviance in faith based communities - for several reasons. A thread.
2. 93% of incarnated sexual offenders self identify as religious or very religious. The very religious committed the most heinous crimes, with the highest number, and youngest victims (Abel & Harlow).
3. "I considered church people easy to fool... they have a trust that comes from being Christian... I think they want to believe in people. And because of that, you can easily convince, with or without convincing words."

- an interview with a sexual predator

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1/ This isn't a #MeToo story exactly, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately. This happened when I was 22. I'd been in DC less than a year, working as a receptionist on Capitol Hill
2/ My friends and I attended a huge black tie event full of Southern political people. Tons of people we knew and worked with. Open bar (natch), ball gowns, the whole nine...
3/ I was hanging out with a good friend and a girl she worked with. I didn't know the 2nd girl well but she was sweet, shy, a bit awkward. She looked AMAZING, low-cut dress showcasing her grandmother's pearls and a knock out figure
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CP Surendran #MeToo
CP once chased me around a lawn party in Jor Bagh (to launch the publishing house Random House on India) when I worked at OPEN magazine. I'll explain what 'chased me' means. I got a bad vibe because he patted or touched me proprietarily, and I got a scare >
I could have misread his situation which is why I decided to avoid him. He was also high, I thought. He chose to follow me around, calling me naive, sexually clumsy, inexperienced... variations on this theme. All of which I may have been. I was/am the earnest Bengali studious >
type. BUT I don't see why he (or anyone should) has the licence to shame me by calling me these things. This is the sort of thing that even the person(s) you share sexual intimacy with, even when they describe you as such, it's a pretty sickening thing to do. I think I know why >
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.@thetimes review headlined #MaryQueenofScots as a #MeToo monarch. When she was r*ped by Bothwell, she said it, men around her agreed & Bothwell said he did it. BUT since historians claimed she made it up. So not he said /she said. She said /he agreed - but still not believed! 1
And why was #MaryQueenofScots not believed? Because when Bothwell came to her while she was travelling and said she must accompany him to his castle because rioting ahead, she did. But 1) he had many more men than she did 2) he had protected her before-she believed him 2)
Her contemporaries at the time believed #MaryQueenofScots was assaulted but historians since have said she must have known that Bothwell's intentions were bad and why didn't she scream? They say, why did she believe him that she was safer with him? #MeToo
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At 4pm UK time, an independent review of @savechildrenuk will report. Here’s what @irinnews reported earlier this year.
#MeToo #AidToo #TimesUp…
In a @savechildrenuk press release, responding to one of several leaks about its handling of #MeToo, review lead Suzanne Shale (@ethicsconsult) said "past events may have caused distress to staff" and "we will listen to those accounts very carefully..."
The March statement, was in response to earlier reviews that had found problems in the NGO's "culture" and "failures" in the way it handled cases of sexual harassment and misconduct:…
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As a Dalit woman, the last few days of India’s #MeToo have been both triggering and confusing. I’ve tried to follow it as much as I can and the more I do, I realise how important it is to have a conversation on value.
How are we (as women/non-men) valued in relationships, at work, inside our homes, and in our communities? And who are the ones determining this value? #MeToo
To me, that’s what #MeToo is all about - it ultimately boils down to whether women/non-men are treated as people who have feelings, a body, and a spirit. The fact that so many women, albeit from non-Dalit backgrounds, are outing men for their horrific behaviors +
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Trump: Day 625
-158th Day at a Trump Golf Club
-209th Day at a Trump Property
-Picks Bag Designer 2B Ambassador
-NYC Regulators Examine Tax Fraud
-Chao Clocked 290 "Private" Hours
-Trove of Kavanaugh Docs Coming
-GOP Operative Sought HRC Emails
-EPA Will Lift Ethenol Restrictions
Day 730 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 581 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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'President Trump lashed out at left-wingers this week, ...'

Like this? RT it!

@vadum (full text, links below)…
'... declaring that the out-of-control leftist-manufactured controversies raging around Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court prove it is a “very scary time for young men.”
'It has been true for a while that men accused of sexual assault or sexual harassment on college campuses are tried by kangaroo courts.

In fact, railroading students accused of such things was official policy in President Obama’s Department of Education.'
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ABD'deki Anayasa Mahkemesi sirki konusunda yorum yapmadım diye hiç yapmayacağımı sandıysanız, büyük yanılmışsınız. Tabii ki yapacağım ve tabii ki Trump bunu geceyarısı okuyacak.

1/ Bu sirkte rol alan kimseyi tutmuyorum. Öncelikle, nedir bu Supreme Court? (fazla mı başa sardık?)
2/ ABD siyasi sisteminin özeti "demokrasiye güvenmeden demokrasi" olmalı.

Her seviyede seçilmişler birbirlerine ve atanmışlara karşı dengeleniyor. Günlük siyasete en uzak iki öğe de Askeriye ve Supreme Court. ("Anayasa Mahkemesi" yerine SCOTUS diyeyim de uzman sansınlar).
3/ SCOTUS, Meclis ve Başkan arasındaki ilişki taş, makas, kağıt gibi: "Kutsal Metin" olan anayasayı, 9 SCOTUS rahibi yorumluyor ve kararları herkesi bağlıyor. Ama o rahipleri atayan kişi Başkan. Başkanın atamasını onaylayan Senato (üst meclis), vs vs.
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Thread: What to Expect in for the Next Senate Confirmation Hearing for a Republican-appointed Supreme Court Nominee

1. Time to reflect on the Kavanaugh nomination process and look ahead to what might happen the next time around.
2. We’ve witnessed farce, perjury, witness tampering, conspiracy, violent protests, lack of personnel security in Senate office buildings, & obvious collusion between the @capitolpolice and the Dem Party in letting highly-paid protesters into hearing rooms, corridors & elevators.
3. And there are countless deranged calls for violence against Justice Kavanaugh and his family, as well as on Senate Republicans and their staffs, in social media and on legacy media TV networks (MSN-BS, most prominently).
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To #metoo advocates:
1. should Miranda Rights (right against self incrimination) be overturned?
2. Should police no longer be required to obtain judge’s order to wiretap or search

By removing these rights we can put more Guilty in prison.

Rights > mob rule

2/ we’ve built a just society where parents of murdered child see confessed murderer walk free because confession obtained w/o administrating Miranda Rights and DNA evidence thrown out for lack of warrant — these parents leave court room alone heartbroken w/o mob at court doors.
3/ the point of my above 2 tweets is that #Metoomovement must be supported and must be robust but never, never, never at the expense of the Bill of Rights or trampling on one’s individual rights — nothing is greater than those rights is a free and just society.
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1) “Am I my sister’s keeper?”

“I AM my sister’s keeper!”

It’s #BibleStudyCoffeeTime.
Sunday, October 7, 2018.
2) Please bear with me while I plug in
3) This week in synagogue we read about Cain and Abel.
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My #MeToo story is the most harrowing account of my life. I was harrased for months continuesly by @i_saurabhkumar of @FinancialXpress in 2016. I had informed FE who hired him any way. Here is my story:
I have spoken of this before and publicly as well but never in such detail. Seeing other women giving detailed accounts has given me the push I needed to to finally show each and everything this fucking vile man did to me.
I am tweeting this anonymously for various reasons which include fear of legal trouble and also just more trauma of people asking questions about it.
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There are diff views of what construes as #SexualHarassment or not but absolutely important to remember that it takes a whole lot of courage to come out, share personal experiences & name someone who is a predator, who assaults or exercises power through sexual innuendos. #MeToo
Many men/women were not able to say NO when they found themselves in an uncomfortable position not because they wanted it but because they simply froze. What is encouraging is to find the whole #MeToo debate going on led by young people who refuse to internalise sexual abuse
These #MeToo debates must lead to concrete actions. Office managements/HRs/ Newsroom Editors/ Owners cannot simply not act. Act against the guilty. HRs must Do more than organising Rangoli contests. Let an employee have courage to come forward to report #SexualHarassment
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On Nov 8, 2016, I was shocked, in disbelief, I cried all night, I cried for weeks on/off that America is sexist.
It made my anxiety escalate, made me depressed & insomniac.
What cheered me up was lookin forward to Nov 6, 2018.
Today sucks but we're 30 days closer to Nov 6.
What broke my heart 11/08/16 that America said, like today: we know dude sexually assaults women, we don't care about what happened to you.
Nov 8, 2016 & Today October 6, 2018 was an assault to #MeToo survivors.
As a survivor & mother of a little girl is a double punch to my gut.
On Nov 8, 2016, I was so happy thinking the nightmare hellish circle that took over America would finally be over.
Our kids went to vote with us, I told my baby girl Ruby who was almost 3 at the time a woman would be president, I told her every little girl can be president now.
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