Thread Thanks to all who expressed solidarity over the last few days. Your kindness is an antidote to the bile. I'm fortunate: I'm strong, with an amazing support network of people who love and respect me. Anyone who thinks bullying will break me clearly doesn't know me. >
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But I do worry for young women, growing up surrounded by misogyny, sexism, bullying and body shaming. Who might not survive such a pile-on. I worry for women who have a contribution to make to public life, but will see the treatment dished out to others and think twice. >
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And I worry for the women who share their lives with those involved in orchestrating such hateful behaviour. A "thick skin" shouldn't be a prerequisite for public life. We shouldn't have to "toughen up". Social media needs to do better. Bullies need to be held accountable. >
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Tomorrow, I'll be doing my job as always. I will not be deflected. I will not be bullied. I will not give anyone that power over me. In the words of one of my favourite poets...

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Of course thanks to your dedication hate crime legislation will be put before the next mandate which will make the abuse you received a crime. Legislation canโ€™t come quick enough
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And still you rise @naomi_long. โญ๏ธ
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Great to hear you doing good the poem says it all ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ
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Well said Naomi! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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GOOD to hear, Naomi. CANโ€™T agree with you on passports though โ€˜cos they DONโ€™T stop #COVID19. Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, a MUST is masks, social distancing & keeping hands clean. PLEASE read @MonashUniโ€™s & @EdinburghUniโ€™s LATEST: 1st report analyzing MANY countries
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Give it a rest. Everywhere passports have been introduced vaccination rates have increased. If people werenโ€™t so moronic they wouldnโ€™t be needed but they are so we do.
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