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Sunny Singh (she/her). It's Prof. Singh to you. Author. Academic. Director @jhalakprize. My TL is personal. Deal with it.
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Oct 7, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
A short thread:

Many in the US can be very insular. And even those who are international have imperial filters so the rest of the world is to be feared/discovered/saved.

This is why it needs saying: Kavanaugh is vile and should never have been confirmed. But it’s a long war! Also let’s pay attention:

A woman - Nadia Murad -who had been held in sexual slavery and survived and works against SV got the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday.
Sep 15, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Read this. Personal story: I moved to UK in my 30s. I have paid taxes from day one. I speak English. I am educated. But I keep my interactions to a bare minimum and get full medical checks when I go to India. Why? Because I know my concerns are not taken seriously. And yes this is after I have been registered at multiple surgeries (because of change in address).
Sep 7, 2018 68 tweets 10 min read
Reading #Sec377Verdict. This thread will pick up my reading from Page 96 and section on privacy. The first thread upto this point here:
"...within the compartment of privacy, individual autonomy has a significant space. Autonomy is individualistic. It is expressive of self-determination and such self-determination includes sexual orientation and declaration of sexual identity."
Sep 6, 2018 43 tweets 7 min read
I LOVE that #Section377Verdict starts with a quote from Goethe (also Schopenhauer and Stuart Mills but GOETHE):…

#loveislove #lovewins "...the sustenance of identity is filament of life. It is equivalent to authoring one's own life script where freedom broadens everyday. Identity is equivalent to divinity."

Sep 1, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Seeing parts of London I have never seen before!

Yup, security tweet. FFS!

On the next table: “but I am the subject matter expert. Do you see the irony.”

Yes I fucking do!
Sep 1, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
He is a lovely man and fortunate to love and be loved so much.

BUT for f*ck sake, there is nothing heartwarming about a super power that does not have basic, affordable, public transport infrastructure! And yes ‘he could take the bus’ hides a great deal of shittiness about the state of public transport in the US
Aug 22, 2018 25 tweets 5 min read
Getting a crash course on fake news/propaganda circulation via smart phones and social media.

We are SO f*cked. So far @facebook is emerging as the biggest culprit in circulating political lies. Followed (esp given India) by WhatsApp.

Am beginning to understand WHY people believe the lies
Aug 21, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Frankly am tired of this shit. If white writers still can’t see this exclusion and can’t be bothered to stand up and be counted, well then they’ve made their stance very clear.

Oh don’t @ me. I know ALL about how ‘literary merit’ works 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 It doesn’t matter if you have a couple of token writers of colour in the fest programme, that pic makes it clear who you value and why!
Aug 17, 2018 14 tweets 4 min read
First issue of #TheGoodJournal carries one of my short stories (along with lots of fab wtiting so go get a copy).

But this short thread is about how that short story was born. Some years ago I was sitting on a rooftop in Barcelona with some friends.

My friends had left Buenos Aires in the early 2000s when the economic crunch got too bad there
Aug 11, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
A funny little story from the flight home. Was sat next to a white couple who were heading back to Australia after weeks of mountain biking and climbing I never talk to people on flights but ours was running late and they were getting stressed about their connecting flight. And I guess I am still in the nice holiday friendly state
Jul 27, 2018 19 tweets 9 min read
There is rain scent in London tonight. The one when parched earth suddenly gets soaked. Not a smell I associate with Britain. It got me thinking of #rainsongs and this Sending this one from my #rainsongs list to @noteon 😁
Jul 27, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
There is RAIN And just like that, all too soon, it’s over
Jul 26, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
The five year plans, licence raj, nationalised industries capitalist India? Amazing how a little knowledge consistently leads to bad takes. It is a measure of privilege that Owen (along with sundry white male pundits) continues to be paid for his ramblings.
Jul 25, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
FFS! @BBCRadio4’s Moral Maze wants to debate ‘the morality of diversity.’

And no, I will not be complicit. To participate in these panels is not to put forward ‘my view.’ There is no debate to be had on the ‘morality of diversity.’

There IS NO OTHER SIDE of the argument on accepting all humans as equal!
Jul 22, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Next hot takes: bring back poor houses, debtors’ prisons, charge money to visit to mock the mentally ill, picnics at public executions.....

White man’s need to turn back time knows no limits of reason or morality! Oh wait the f*cker is American. They already working on that lis
Jul 19, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
1.3 billion people. 17 national languages, hundreds of unofficial ones and dialects. Every religion under the sun. Dozens if not 100s of ethnicities. Things could be much better but for most part peaceful.

He should learn from India! An ignorant, racist fuck! Other multicultural, muti-ethnic, multi-racial society doing well and without daily violenc, Mr Blok: China!

Also large swathes of Asia, Africa, Latin America.

ALL of them would do better WITHOUT constant continued interference from Western states with colonial delusions
Jul 19, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Yup. My lfe in London has grown more restricted in past two years as a direct consequence of Brexit othering and constant xenophobic rhetoric from press and politicians Actually longer. It was in run up to 2014 local elections when things changed. Then the rhetoric and violence just kept being normalised and mainstreamed. After referendum, London stopped being home or safe
Jul 18, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
One honey trap identified. How many more still deployed in the US? And is Melania on that list? There is something deeply satisfying to see racist, sexist, homophobic men whining about their supremacy falling for good old fashioned honey traps
Jul 13, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
Protesting for the first time? Some tips:

Wear comfortable shoes (today probably also a hat) and carry water, and charged up phone.

London is probably one of the safest and nicest places to protest in the world Also realise that there is no ‘right’ way to protest. If you feel uncomfortable step away

Lots of people who will make you feel welcome
Jul 4, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Wow! You’re a jerk. But it’s 2018, USA. Pathetic white men who do NOT attack and threaten brilliant black women appear to be thin on the ground! Gobsmacked by Shatner’s petty ego. The whole point of cultural studies is to understand how books, films, etc function. To dub a brilliant academic a troll just demonstrates toxic fragile masculinity at its worst
Mar 26, 2018 39 tweets 7 min read
Good morning (again). I am calmer though the rage remains unabated. Let’s talk about coping with white supremacy+gender bias as a WoC, constant undermining of those of us tagged as ‘high achievers’ and consequent imposter syndrome. Thread 👇🏽 I am not going to repeat the TONS of data pointing to the ways women of colour are marginalised and excluded.

Go google for yourself!

These are givens so am not going to pander so don’t @ me with ypur whitesplaining and mansplaining