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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:59 PM
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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Twitter is amused, I am not

The UK Justice Secretary on the BBC this morning said this:

“Misogyny is absolutely wrong, whether it’s a man against a woman, or a woman against a man”
https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1445645448077725698
Much mocking of the hideous human who has been foisted on us by little englanders has ensued, but this is not funny, and he did not say this in error. This is the Deputy PM and Justice Secretary. In a world of systematic misogyny, the chap in charge of the reform of the justice system is doing whataboutery. It is the equivalent to the #NotAllMen crowd. It is on purpose. It is sending a message to the women and girls of the UK that their very valid fears and concerns matter not one jot to the men in charge. He has trivialised the lived experience of millions of women and this is the exact message he intended to send. Twitter saying he is an idiot, and mocking his stupidity, allows the patriarchy to do what it does best, again. Nothing funny about that.

Time for the timelines and theme for the October Photography contest!

Hello my lovelies.

I am running the October contest with the delightful HAB911 providing the theme and he has come up with a humdinger! Drum roll please



"Roadscapes, rural or urban, old or new"

Additional clarification from HAB: ‘’My thinking is if the road surface itself is not visible, it should be obvious it is a road as would be the case of a bridge.’’

He acknowledges that there may be further questions on the theme so ask away and he will be around to answer them.

Timelines are as follows:

Contest will open on the 13th of October (next Wednesday) and remain open for one week. That gives you 8 days to get out there and find the most splendid road possible! As always let’s try and get 30 original entries – which you all know means I will be irritatingly frequent in my reminders about the comp.
Second round of voting will open on the 21st of October and remain open for 3 days, with the finals being posted on 24th October and the winner being announced on 27th!

Get snapping and see you on the 13th!

Soph x


This would be utterly despicable.

https://twitter.com/IanDunt/status/1444964064824893449

"The fuel crisis may have changed the balance of opinion within govt about the risks of triggering the protocol".

If @stephenkb is right that this is the thinking - that NI must not be allowed to show up the results of its Brexit deal - it's a shocking way of making decisions.




Full article here:
Is David Frost making empty threats about tearing up the Northern Ireland protocol?
https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/northern-ireland/2021/10/is-david-frost-making-empty-threats-about-tearing-up-the-northern-ireland-protocol

The EU think Frost is bluffing as usual but if this is right, Frost and Johnson are considering triggering the protocol because Northern Ireland is not witnessing the shortages that GB is because of the differing trade arrangements with the EU. They are going to risk further destabilisation of Northern Irish communities, risk a hard border on the island of Ireland, risk a return to the violence that would inevitably ensue it that were to happen - because they are embarrassed that the shelves are empty, the petrol tanks are running dry and food is rotting in the fields on the mainland... none of which is happening in NI because common market rules still apply.

That they are even thinking this way demonstrates how utterly despicable they are.

Hilary is spot on



Alongside a number of her colleagues may I add...

Singing Heads

It is all about patriarchal power and control..


(Supporters of reproductive choice take part in the nationwide Women’s March in Washington DC. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters)

“It is essential to woman’s equality with man that she be the decisionmaker, that her choice be controlling. If you impose restraints that impede her choice, you are disadvantaging her because of her sex.” The Notorious RBG at her confirmation hearing.

How dare we want equality... 👀

It takes a special kinda special...

As vaccine mandates come into force for some professions, Sunday papers are reporting that the unvaccinated are paying up to £750 for an NHS digital vaccine certificate, a fraudulent service that is advertised on the unvaccinated telegram interwebs. So, to be clear, a vaccine certificate, that is available and free to all those who have taken up the offer of a free vaccine (that is designed to protect everyone from a deadly virus) are being sold to the unvaccinated for about $1000… when they could literally get it for free if they got vaccinated.

Not just a special kinda special but a dangerous kinda (skint) special.




Every. Single. Woman.

Cross posting as suggested by our much loved niyad

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215915302



And every single woman, living in a world of male violence, is gas lighted by the patriarchy to shoulder the blame for their victimhood.
Every. Single. Time.

Do not forgive or forget what co-conspirators and apparatchiks... helped to manifest.

"Where were Grisham and the others while Trump was president? Why weren’t they brave enough to step forward with what they knew? The fullness of the historical record is crucial here, make no mistake, but waiting to go public after he’s gone (for now) only serves the self-interests of the author. Do not forgive or forget what co-conspirators and apparatchiks like Grisham helped to manifest. They’re speaking out now, but while they had a chance to make a difference, they refused to speak. After all, there’s book money to be made after the fact, right?" - Bob Cesca

Bears repeating..
May they be forever shunned...


Every. Single. Woman.



And every single woman, living in a world of male violence, is gas lighted by the patriarchy to shoulder the blame for their victimhood.
Every. Single. Time.



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