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Journalist, author, feminist, geek, genderpunk. Contributing Editor, @Newstatesman. Latest book: 'Unspeakable Things', Bloomsbury.

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coming home to the uk tomorrow just in time for brexit anyone have space in their bunker
Coming home to the UK tomorrow just in time for #Brexit. Anyone have space in their bunker?
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queer eye is wonderful and terrible and probably the last significant statement to be made in reality televisi
‘Queer Eye is wonderful and terrible and probably the last significant statement to be made in reality television’- on capitalism, toxic masculinity and why #QueerEye is the best thing streaming. https://t.co/LUutsTkejJ
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my mate has written a nuanced and brilliant piece about anti semitism israel identity and the british left hig
My mate @NickyWoolf has written a nuanced and brilliant piece about anti-Semitism, Israel, identity and the British left. Highly recommended. https://t.co/3ppfhtH3Ml
Laurie Pennywise
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eg im an airbender gebarnett is a waterbender eleanorkpenny is almost certainly the avatar
(EG I’m an Airbender, @gebarnett is a Waterbender, @eleanorkpenny is almost certainly The Avatar).
Laurie Pennywise
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i realise everyone but me already discovered this years ago but avatar the last airbender is fully brilliant a
I realise everyone but me already discovered this years ago but Avatar: The Last Airbender is fully brilliant and I’m having fun deciding what element everyone I know would bend.
Laurie Pennywise
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ive a rare sunday afternoon off please recommend me books that are made entirely of fluff i dont want anything
I’ve a rare Sunday afternoon off. Please recommend me books that are made entirely of fluff. I don’t want anything at all challenging. I want a book I can sink into like a warm strawberry-scented bubble bath, something fascinating and soul-soothing.
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sure those screenshots are from eight years ago back when milo was just another wannabe right wing talking hea
@DawnHFoster @TravisBernhardtSure. Those screenshots are from eight years ago- back when Milo was just another wannabe right-wing talking head and hadn’t gone alt-right or developed a following. That’s what the first quote references. We did ‘pal about’ then, and it was fun. Never said it wasn’t.
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addendum i did however decide that it might be a healthy life choice not to spend all my time sitting in a roo
Addendum: I did however decide that it might be a healthy life choice not to spend ALL my time sitting in a room by myself beating my head against the internet.
So now alongside my essays and journalism, I also write for television.
And you know what?
I’m really good at it.
Laurie Pennywise
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to be very clear is a great writer and i admire her work and i dont want to catch anyone piling on her or anyo
To be very clear: @DawnHFoster is a great writer and I admire her work and I don’t want to catch ANYONE piling on her or anyone else on my behalf. If you’re moved to show your support, buy one of my books, or better yet order it from your library. And buy hers, too. It’s good!
Laurie Pennywise
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well actually it is hard but its non optional and very doable and sometimes youve just got to suck it up
Well, actually, it is hard, but it’s non-optional and very doable, and sometimes you’ve just got to suck it up.

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Laurie Pennywise
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stop waiting for the real nazis to show up theyre here white supremacy today doesnt look like the organised pa
Stop waiting for the ‘real Nazis’ to show up. They’re here. White supremacy today doesn’t look like the organised party system of the 20th century, because it doesn’t need to. This is gig-economy fascism. Entrepreneurial white supremacy. Serving the interests of tyrants by proxy.
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the new trophy wife in tech isnt the hot young model its the most brilliant accomplished woman you can get to
‘The new trophy wife in tech isn’t the hot young model. It’s the most brilliant, accomplished woman you can get to give up her career to have your kids.’ - a woman who works tech told me this two years ago and it still haunts me. #sexism
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turnout for women for trump event the people in this picture are journalists and one media intern rncincle
Turnout for Women For Trump event. The people in this picture are journalists and one media intern. #RNCinCLE
Laurie Pennywise
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i was honoured to be invited by to speak as part of their prestigious convention but i cannot in good conscien
I was honoured to be invited by to speak as part of their prestigious convention -#openfuture but I cannot in good conscience appear at an event which chooses to dignify a neo-nationalist like Steve Bannon. Unless this decision is reversed, I will not be attending. https://t.co/8UcIpABcd4
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yes the terms terf and transphobe are insulting so are the words racist and sexist they also descriptions of r
Yes, the terms ‘TERF’ and ‘transphobe’ are insulting.
So are the words ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’.
They also descriptions of real behaviour that hurts real people.
If you feel bad because someone has identified your behaviour as harmful, that does not make you the victim.
Laurie Pennywise
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stop asking if the womensmarch will achieve anything in the long run it already has millions of women feel les
Stop asking if the #WomensMarch 'will achieve anything in the long run.' It already has. Millions of women feel less beaten today.
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most of the interesting women you know are far far angrier than you d imagine
Most of the interesting women you know are far, far angrier than you'd imagine.
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virtue signalling is a cowardly term used by people who secretly worry that their beliefs and actions are unet
‘Virtue signalling’ is a cowardly term used by people who secretly worry that their beliefs and actions are unethical and don’t want you to make them feel bad by behaving differently. Don’t fall for it. Nobody should feel ashamed of trying to do good in the world.
Laurie Pennywise
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the idea of more and more women saying fuck it and refusing to reshape themselves around what men want or are
The idea of more and more women saying ‘fuck it’ and refusing to reshape themselves around what men want or are told to want *even if it means they end up single* is legitimately terrifying to patriarchy.
Laurie Pennywise
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pro rape groups cancel their meetups because people threatened to attack and shout at them guys you wouldn t
'Pro-rape' groups cancel their meetups because people threatened to attack and shout at them. Guys, you wouldn't last five minutes as women.
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