Erynn Brook Profile picture
Storyteller. Studies media, people, culture. Friendly feminist. ADHD brain. Witchy Cat Lady. She/Her. https://t.co/mABh5i30yT https://t.co/wv3kpDcFTj
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Oct 9, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Oh my god. Oh my god this poor dude!!! This is the MY son guy! This is from his brother apparently. Good grief.

Oct 9, 2018 26 tweets 8 min read
What’s up internet? Do you know your logical fallacies? Gather round for a thread of logical fallacies loosely interpreted as Marvel Cinematic Universe characters through no scientific method other than my whims! Straw man: misrepresenting someone’s argument in order to make it easier to attack.

Just like Hawkeye has to do.
Oct 8, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
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. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Oct 8, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
I don’t have a son, but if I did, and he was accused of sexually assaulting someone, I would look him in the eye and ask him what he had done. And he would know from my face that lying would be the worst choice he could make. I don’t have a brother, but if I did and he was accused of sexually assaulting someone, I would call him up and say “is it true?” And he would know from my voice that lying would mean the end of our relationship.
Oct 8, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Hey new followers. It’s awesome to have you, but there’s been a thing that’s come up more than once in the past week that we need to talk about.

Do not embarrass me in others’ mentions. You may notice I retweet a lot. I retweet a lot of feminists, a lot of educators, and a lot of really smart people. If you decide to respond to these retweets, please. Please.

Do. Not. Embarrass. Me.
Oct 8, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
I never see my husband as emotional as when the Leafs are playing. It’s like a window into a whole other level of dudely feels. 😂 I shall now present you a short gif story of the last 5 mins of tonight’s game. First it was this:
Oct 7, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Hey @TwitterSupport , my friend @emmaesquared is being doxed. Apparently this is not a violation of @Twitter code of conduct? It’s okay to threaten people and post their address now? This is the kind of conversation you want to foster in this space? Like we’re just all good with journalism students being threatened and having their address posted on twitter dot com? That’s cool with you?

Oct 6, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Heyyy there white folks, and nice white ladies in particular, I'm gonna drop this link here for you, and then I'm gonna follow up with a little thread on how to handle a call out.

erynnbrook.com/wake-up-call/ So I know a lot of us get socialized into thinking that any criticism at all is basically us being thrown into the garbage can forever and ever, but that's not what a call out is. If you see it this way, then it's no wonder that you'll double down and get fragile and freak out.
Oct 6, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Hey #ActuallyAutistic friends, I’m working on some guidelines for the online community I manage, it’s a social justice space, and we want to be a safer space for neurodiverse folks. I can only do so much from my ADHD perspective, 2 questions: 1) What blocks do you encounter in social justice spaces?
2) What would make you feel more seen in social justice spaces?

It’s an online space so it’s all text-based, and we’ll be making 2 guides, 1 for ND folks and one for NT mods and community members to be more supportive.
Oct 5, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
We won’t get anything done if everyone’s afraid of being seen as rude. “Rude” is one of the first blocks we go to when we’re presented with behavior we don’t like. It’s powerful, it has the ability to shut you down.
Oct 5, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Strongly recommend watching “Reversing Roe” on Netflix to get a better sense of how abortion is used as a political tool. Basically it’s: the right needed more active voters. Evangelicals weren’t voting, abortion was an issue that could rally the evangelicals to the right. So... there you have it.
Oct 4, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Someone messaged me to ask what “read the room” means, and I’m pretty sure it’s a translation thing but I wanted to check in with y’all.

Does anyone not know what “read the room” means? If you don’t “feel it in your gut” know it, I’ll explain. Okie dokie.

Let’s talk how you already read a room because you do on some level.

Oct 4, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
You may notice I said nothing about Flake or Collins or the FBI investigation.

Cause this👇🏻 If you’re still in shock or disbelief or whatever, please let me help you speed up the process:

Your shock is working in their favor.
Oct 4, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Me: “You are allowed to leave.”

Literally thousands of people: “I wish I knew this when I was younger, it would’ve saved me so much pain.”

Dudebros: “Hey whoa, hey now, hey.”

Amazing that so many dudes advocating “building social skills” can’t read a fucking room. Endless lines of dudes talking about getting tough and life is hard and conflict resolution skills and my dudes?

You. Have. No. Idea. How. Much. Work. We. Do. To. Avoid. Resolve. Clean up. And. Survive. Your. Shit.
Oct 3, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
I’m watching the CNN film #RBG this morning cause I didn’t get to watch it when it aired. Holy this opening montage with her workouts... it’s like you can see in her eyes that she knows she needs to stay alive as long as she can. #RBG
Oct 2, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
I called you out on this two days ago. You’re still doing it. Look at this:
Oct 1, 2018 19 tweets 3 min read
On today, the third day of my life with this thread, I believe I have uncovered the main point of contention for the whattaboutters.

It’s the word “uncomfortable”.

Shall we dig into that a bit? I chose the word “uncomfortable” very deliberately. I could have used “harmful” or “unsafe” or “destructive” or “abusive”. But I didn’t. I used “uncomfortable”.

Sometimes I misspeak and I use words where better words should be. But this was not one of those times. I meant it.
Oct 1, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
I’m not as revolutionary as some might expect. I’ll admit I feel the urge to burn it all down some days, but you’ve probably noticed that I still cape for change within some existing systems, and there’s a reason for that. I’m afraid it’s a bit selfish, but it may be selfish in the same way that others are “selfish”. It’s selfish in that... I wouldn’t survive burning it all down.
Sep 30, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
I’m really befuddled by the hypothetical thing. The past 24 hours my mentions have been filled with men who have Very Important Hypothetical Scenarios about boundaries that require my immediate attention. “My son may say vegetables make him uncomfortable and then what?!” “Prison makes you uncomfortable? You’re allowed to leave?!” “Your childhood may have been horrible and your mother maybe taught you all wrong.” “Maybe your mother was unhappy in her marriage and signaling that.”
Sep 29, 2018 27 tweets 5 min read
I want to tell you a story about how my mum taught me that I’m allowed to leave an uncomfortable situation. I was maybe 7, I think it was my first sleepover at someone else’s house. I don’t remember the girl’s name. But before I left Mum told me that if I was uncomfortable at any point, for any reason, even if it was in the middle of the night, I could call her.
Sep 28, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
I feel so much for all survivors today.

And for those who hoped that maybe things would be better this time. For those who thought that maybe because this time, privileged white woman spoke up, she would be heard.

It sucks when that hope is taken away from you. If this was your wake up call, I’m here for you. You’re a little late to the party, and there’s a lot to catch up on. But if you’re feeling lost, I’m here.