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Oct 4, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Kavanaugh is using the same playbook that worked for Trump

Pretend that their validity hangs on proof of one big, difficult to prove thing (Rape, Collusion) rather than on the many smaller, easily provable things (Perjury, corruption, temperament, lack of qualification, etc) The Big Sin sucks all the air out of the room and distracts everyone from the boatload of Smaller Sins.

So if we can't nail them on the Big Sin, they can be excused of all the others and we can pretend that they only came with one questionable issue.
Oct 3, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Great. Now POTUS can literally force the whole country listen to his morning rantings. I'm endlessly curious about what the criteria are for POTUS to use this emergency system.

Also what consequences there are for misuse.
Sep 30, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Note how people who are trying to mislead you use the same formula

1) State an opponent's reasonable stance "believe women"

2) Add a poison pill to make it unreasonable "without due process"

3) Finish with a conclusion that seems to follow but doesn't "we get lynchings" Here Candace adds another layer for flavor. Equivocation.

"Due process" IS what is required for the State to deprive one of life, liberty or possessions.

It's NOT a requirement for giving victims the benefit of the doubt.
Sep 29, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
This is the peakiest of peak white savior lady.

Isn't it weird how people don't respond well to random foreigners trying to take their kids to a hotel and then stalking them and accusing them of kidnapping when they refuse? She decides (as many Americans do) that if a person doesn't speak English, then speaking English with what she thinks is their native accent will make them understand
Sep 27, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
So far it seems that Kavanaugh has some women friends and a suspicious cold.

#KavanaughHearings Staffing your office with only female law clerks isn't quite the dodge against being a sexual abuser that you think it is.

#KavanaughHearings
Sep 24, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
I think you misunderstand.

It's not a "rebranding"

Rape and sexual assault are particularly egregious FORMS of consent violations.

Consent violation is a category of action of which those are subsets It's much in the same way that I am not rebranding poodles by calling them dogs.
Sep 24, 2018 17 tweets 3 min read
A word about consent violations.

There are two ways of thinking about the term and they are often confused.

The first is really the concept of one's perpetually existing inviolate body autonomy.

The second is the affirmative expression of that autonomy So violating one's consent can be deliberate (ignoring or subverting one's stated protest) but it can also be ignorant or accidental (invading someone's personal space, patting someone on the back, giving an unsolicited hug)
Sep 24, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
What's really complex is when we begin to recognize how that internalization manifests as a sense of sexual obligation in boys as well, despite being wrapped in externalized toxicity The structure of toxic masculinity masks the harm that sexual obligation wreaks on males as well.

Boys are CONSTANTLY coerced to engage in sexual activities they are not comfortable with, though that coercion is frequently third party.

Which is yet another aspect of consent
Sep 24, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
We have many socially acceptable behaviors that are, in fact very damaging to others.

We reinforce these behaviors and even reward them until we are forced to critically evaluate them.

This is why spousal violence for instance used to be legal and parental violence still is. The simple fact is, we are social animals and we get our sense of what is right and wrong from what is reinforced by those around us.

If everyone around you is ignoring a a rule, you will be significantly less likely to believe it is a rule with following.
Sep 24, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Almost HALF of people believe that there exists a moment in time when a person is obligated to have sex (There isn't)

These people don't APPROVE of rape, they have been societally misinformed about what constitutes it.

This is what rape culture looks like. We are going to have to confront head on the clearly emerging fact that sexual assault and consent violations are only sometimes a matter of malice or "evil" and that by and large they are a product of a massive societal failure to teach consent.
Sep 19, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Poor ones I mean what's your point here?

White kids are indoctrinated with both implicit and explicit White supremacy

The OP is advocating changing that. What's your complaint?
Sep 18, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
Law enforcement has been pushing mandatory unified databases of citizens for decades. Gangs, activists, arrestees, immigrants, drug dealers...

But a database of cops and their official performance and complaint records to be shared between police HR depts?

Crickets. You want a three strikes law?

How about three verifiable citizen complaints or internal findings of misconduct and you can never be an officer again?

Anywhere. Ever.
Sep 17, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
This is what is wrong with our system.

This letter is a person literally asking for books. Through a prison book donation system.

Unless "Dictionary" is a prison term for drugs that I don't know, this tweet is criminalizing READING Literally these people are smuggling books.

Which if you know anything about the state of prisons in America, is a totally reasonable thing to do.
Sep 15, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Right now, all means of cash transfer, from ATMs to virtual wallets are for profit.

There is someone profiting off of every single transaction. Billions are siphoned out of pockets just so people can access and use their own money. Taking $10 out of a neighborhood ATM can cost $6 in ATM and bank fees.

That's a 60% markup on your own $10.

People frequently cannot buy a thing without first purchasing their money back from a financial institution
Sep 14, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
So. Fucking. What? A white cop shoots a black man in his own goddamned HOUSE cause she was too impaired to know she wasn't home

And headlines are about how the victim had some WEED?!

Don't not a fucking one of you give me some "notallwhitepeople" bullshit.

The media does this for Y'ALL.
Sep 12, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Good question. Glad you asked.

Firstly you ask where the kid got the idea that violence is a legitimate way of dealing with behavior they don't like. That often starts at home.

Then you create a safe space for your kid to talk to you about why they were feeling violent... You ask about how your kid is feeling and find out what is troubling them.

Kids lash out generally when they are angry, afraid or unheard. Find out which it is.

Talk about other ways they can deal with those feelings

Talk about how to solve what's causing them
Sep 12, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
And it seems that the most consistent lasting effect of being hit as a child is being ok with hitting other children.

Just cause people endure abuse and survive doesn't make the abuse good for them or justified This is literally how cycles of violence perpetuate.

Children defend their parent's violence and then visit that same violence on later generations, with the argument that "I endured violence and was fine, so will my child"
Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Abuse of children is abuse of children regardless of what waivers you sign. What makes this terrible idea worse is the fact that by allowing parents to opt in, they are creating a class of students who may suffer violence at the hands of faculty and a class of students who may not.
Sep 12, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
I'm not saying 9/11 isn't a meaningful remembrance of those who lost their lives.

I'm saying that remembrances aren't any less meaningful when the emergency personnel are being killed BY us. I encourage people not to dismiss or diminish the pain the feel at the events and losses of 9/11, but to extend the understanding of that pain to others.

When we bomb others, we kill their first responders. And the families of those people feel the same pain ours do.
Sep 11, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
Yep that is true and so is the statement you're replying to.

She wasn't widowed IN the Civil War. She as a younger woman married a Civil War veteran in his 80's. He eventually died, widowing her. She continued to live into the 2000's. The point is, there are people ALIVE who knew people who were in the Civil War. And who were slaves.

That is the definition of historically recent.
Sep 9, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Music as an art is fascinating because it is one of the few forums that require an artist to repeatedly recreate of a piece of art that was born in states of mind they may no longer connect with. Photographers take a photo
Painters paint a painting
Sculpters carve a sculpture
Writers author a writing
Actors perform a piece

Generally, once created, the artist can let the piece go

Live musicians must connect with the same piece over and over even as they create others