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Journalist Sues Twitter for Banning Her over ‘Women Aren’t Men’ Tweets

Journalist Sues Twitter for Banning Her over ‘Women Aren’t Men’ TweetsAfter a number of temporary suspensions, Twitter in November permanently locked the verified account of Murphy, a Canadian writer and self-described feminist, informing her that she had violated the platform’s hateful-conduct rules. In late October, Twitter added “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals” to its list of prohibited behavior and applied the policy retroactively to Murphy’s earlier tweets. “Women aren’t men,” read an October tweet from Murphy.



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Donald Trump Jr. shared a meme about women and it backfired spectacularly

Donald Trump Jr. shared a meme about women and it backfired spectacularlyDonald Trump Jr. might want to hold off sharing Twitter memes for a bit while he recovers from the internet dragging him.Following the State of the Union, the president's son decided to tweet a meme about the Democratic women of Congress on Wednesday, who wore suffragette white to the address to make a powerful visual statement.Trump Jr. tweeted the meme — a photo of the women with the words "NOT ONE AMERICAN FLAG AMONG THEM" across it — to his 3.3 million followers on Wednesday, adding, "Speaks for itself and no one is at all surprised."> Speaks for itself and no one is at all surprised. pic.twitter.com/kLoJzMmY10> > — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2019SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert breaks down where we're at with Trump's State of the Union addressAfter tweeting the meme, many people challenged Trump Jr. by sharing a photograph he shared of his own family right before the State of the Union address. Here it is.> Getting ready to watch @realDonaldTrump at the big show. Love this group. sotu pic.twitter.com/RXHtdEslGj> > — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2019As you may have noticed, not one of these seven individuals — including Trump Jr. himself — appears to be wearing a flag pin. Hmm…One might go so far is to say there is "Not one American flag among them," and that perhaps their choice to not wear American flag pins to the State of the Union "speaks for itself." As you may have guessed, it wasn't long before people called Trump Jr. out for his hypocrisy and came to the defense of the women.> Not one American flag pin in sight. pic.twitter.com/rDPhqZzCrj> > — Cole (@TryUsingGoogle) February 6, 2019> Not one Pin or a shred of integrity in your group either, sonny. pic.twitter.com/ds6felZNTH> > — Decency must win (@KindNotWeak2019) February 6, 2019> Not one indicted or under investigation for criminal wrongdoing or collusion with Russia either t.co/5V0fKnDI38> > — The last Master Cherokee Conjurers (@lostcitymagi) February 6, 2019> Not one of them are being investigated for taking a meeting with Russians either. MAGA> > — Maggie Jordan (@MaggieJordanACN) February 7, 2019> Yeah Junior, some people show their patriotism through their actions. Others are Republicans wearing flag pins.> > — Evan Hurst (@EvanHurst) February 7, 2019> Not one indictment among them!> > — barbara james (@leapie454) February 6, 2019Photos taken from during the event showed the Trumps without pins. The First Family at the State of the Union, pinless.Image: Getty ImagesIf you're gonna tweet the meme, you really have to wear the pin yourself, dude. I think that's just how it works. WATCH: Steve Carell to reunite with 'The Office' creator for Netflix's 'Space Force'



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Democratic women clapped for Trump. Really.

Democratic women clapped for Trump. Really.Plus: MLB rule changes could be coming, and a first look at 'Game of Thrones' Season 8.



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National Organization for Women Calls on Fairfax to Resign

National Organization for Women Calls on Fairfax to ResignThe National Organization for Women (NOW) called on Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax to resign Wednesday in response to the sexual assault allegation leveled against him earlier this week. “Dr. Vanessa Tyson has made the brave decision to come forward and reveal in her own words what happened between her and Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.



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State of the Union: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to stand for Donald Trump as she joins women wearing white in protest

State of the Union: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to stand for Donald Trump as she joins women wearing white in protestCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – dressed in white in an act of solidarity with other women – declined to join a standing ovation for Donald Trump despite his purported call for “unity”. Mr Trump began his State of the Union address by claiming he wanted to work with the new Congress, including the Democratically-controlled House, in remarks that saw many members of the two chambers stand and applause – among them a number of Democrats, including speaker Nancy Pelosi. Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as two parties but as one nation,” said Mr Trump.



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Women will surround Trump at State of the Union address

Women will surround Trump at State of the Union addressWASHINGTON (AP) — Pelosi behind and above. Female immigrants, gazing down from the balcony. A black woman who ran a close race for governor of Georgia, rebutting.



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UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no women

UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no womenThe government of the United Arab Emirates has been mocked for posting pictures of winners of awards for gender balance, which featured no women. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler, was shown congratulating the recipients of Best Personality Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Authority Supporting Gender Balance, and Best Gender Balance Initiative. Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, was recognised as the “best personality supporting gender balance” for his efforts to implement maternity leave in the UAE’s military. Two other senior male officials received the rest. Eyebrows were raised after photographs from the event were posted on the Dubai media office’s Twitter account. . @HHShkMohd honors the winners of the Gender Balance Index 2018. The Index features three categories: Best Personality for Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Balance, and the Best Initiative for Supporting Gender Balance. #UAEpic.twitter.com/qE5GkYHzTo— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 27, 2019 “Awesome initiative. How do you define Gender Balance Index? Obviously one gender is missing. Asking for a friend,” tweeted one account. Daniela Tejada, whose husband Matthew Hedges was recently released from prison in UAE after being sentenced to life in prison for spying, tweeted: “The reason why neither Matt nor I ever represented a reputational risk to the UAE is because the UAE represents a reputational risk to itself. Once again, actions speak louder than words.” Sheikh Mohammed was quoted as saying: “We are proud of the success of Emirati women and their role is central to shaping the future of the country. Gender balance has become a pillar in our governmental institutions.” The Twitter account later released some pictures of the winners posing for pictures with a handful of women, though it does not appear they were themselves recipients of any awards. A statement by the official Dubai Media Office meanwhile cited Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the UAE Gender Balance Council, as saying it had achieved a goal set in 2015 to reduce the gender gap across all sectors of government. But last month the country was ranked 121st out of 149 countries overall in the World Economic Forum's 2018 Global Gender Gap Report and 134th in terms of economic participation and opportunity.



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Florida bank shooter killed five women in apparent random attack

Florida bank shooter killed five women in apparent random attackThe attack took place around lunchtime on Wednesday at a SunTrust Bank branch in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, authorities said. The suspect, Zephen Xaver, called the 911 emergency number just after 12:30 p.m. EST (1730 GMT) and told dispatch he had shot five people inside the bank, according to authorities. Hoglund said all the victims were women, and named two of them as Cynthia Watson, a bank customer, and Marisol Lopez, a bank employee.



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Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murderSeveral thousand people marched through major Australia cities on Sunday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne. The marches, part of the Women’s March rallies held around the world in support of women’s rights, gathered some 3,000 people in Sydney, who in their chants demanded safe streets for women in Australian cities. Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, earlier this week.



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Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s March

Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s MarchWomen from various political and ideological backgrounds challenged the 2019 Women’s March by marching in protest and organizing alternative rallies near the Washington, D.C. event on Saturday. The third annual Women’s March took place in Freedom Plaza, a more confined space than in years past, suggesting that organizers anticipated smaller crowds after facing allegations of anti-Semitism and defending Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan. Following the development of those controversies, conservative group Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) organized a rally across the street in the name of “all women” at the same time as the Women’s March.



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