In tweets, we relate! A scroll through Twitter shows a lot can happen in a day.
Social media sites have become a storehouse of events as they unfold and opinions that put things in perspective. This past week, the world was caught up with British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announcements, coronavirus, and raised issues of women’s health rights on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
However, these tweets that need to be amplified as everything can easily be buried deep under all the noise.
Here are some you should not miss out on:
Writer Yassmin Abdel-Magied questions marriage – primarily supposed to be a partnership of equals
How do we feel about changing last names after marriage? As a Muslim woman, I’ve always thought it strange as it’s not part of the process (marriage was never about ownership of women but about a contract of rights/responsibilities) but people take the topic very personally...— Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@yassmin_a) February 4, 2020
Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja calls out ‘divisive dangerous politics’
This is something that I never imagined would happen in India. Stop this divisive dangerous politics. It fuels HATE. If you believe yourself to be a Hindu then understand that the religion is about Karma and dharma and this is not either of those. https://t.co/nAZcUX6p7o— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) February 1, 2020
A call everybody must heed to
Australian comedian Rebel Wilson touches upon many global issues and takes a dig at the all-male nominations for Best Director at the BAFTA
On the one-year anniversary of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Aisa Laga, actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja looks at how the lesbian romance film made Indian cinema more progressive
As I played the character of Sweety Chaudhary, I saw Indian cinema take a step towards a progressive India. Although the movie was wrapped around Indian family values, it came with a story-line that's relevant today more than ever! pic.twitter.com/f7Eo8jCFvh— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) February 1, 2020
A few gentle reminders from the United Nations to consciously challenge gender bias every day
❌mankind— UN Women (@UN_Women) February 2, 2020
Use your language to fight gender bias with gender-neutral expressions!
What you say matters!— United Nations (@UN) February 5, 2020
Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you're unsure about someone's gender or are referring to a group. https://t.co/9DkJpsP6x9 #GenerationEquality via @UN_Women pic.twitter.com/Ao1LvKUDPd
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg continues to point at changes on the ground
The average temperature in Stockholm in January was 7°C warmer than normal. Parts of central Sweden had an average of over 10°C warmer than normal.— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 1, 2020
Yet, this is barely even mentioned in the media...
This tweet shows the sorry state of women safety around the world
It's tragic how the only ways we can protect ourselves from being raped are 1) using violence against the rapist or 2) threatening to infect him with a viral disease. @monaeltahawy is right. Men have to fear us women https://t.co/zMtGQyp97P— E (@worshit) February 4, 2020
This befitting reply
So pursuing education and supporting women’s rights makes women unattractive to men... sounds like men are the problem no? https://t.co/PrZiMV41Gj— Karma (@sxnxnxs) February 5, 2020
The British Museum recalls this moment when women were armed with the most powerful democratic right to vote
8.4m UK women gained the right to vote #onthisday in 1918, when the Representation of the People Act received royal assent.— British Museum (@britishmuseum) February 6, 2020
It was a major breakthrough for women’s suffrage, although enfranchisement was subject to age and property restrictions until 1928 https://t.co/usvkN8q0pc pic.twitter.com/URYhHY6Xsx