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Journalist at @nzstuff. I write about gender, inequality, disability. DMs open.

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Joined Twitter 5/13/09


@NaomiArnold I mean and then there was the time I went to Niue to escape work! And I turn up at the scuba place to… https://t.co/1XSYe60b6o @NaomiArnold In New York at some random dive bar with a friend, laughing about a guy she liked from home. Some guys… https://t.co/iMJMayvnD4 @awbraae @comingupcharlie @GeoffreyKeey I think that’s what I was saying too? Humans are weird @awbraae @comingupcharlie @GeoffreyKeey my uncle is a vegan who has twice posted the David Attenborough doco in the… https://t.co/a1JssXcGNs @Ahhmandah it's so sad and i can't stop thinking about it
10/20
2020
"This secret contract between white children, white parents, white teachers had been revealed, like a lover’s note… https://t.co/aN4AUUIjyu
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @ICaitlinCherry @LizzieMarvelly Kind of hoping both my eyes go proper black now so I can one-up her 😂😂 @LizzieMarvelly I cannot compete 😂 You still in the cast? @StephDyhrberg I’ve said it before and will say it again: burn it all down @hellomotorbike Just a lot of cuts and bruises 😂 @GlennMcCNZ The surgery was fine I was just unaware of the whole fainting thing @GayMaxine I said it in slightly stronger language 😂 @Raiani_Diane @lisa_macready @LizzieMarvelly How long ago did this happen Diane?Also if you’ve been sedated probably leave your bathroom door open, my poor boyfriend couldn’t wake me up to get in… https://t.co/dAjLGiG1q3Anyway while you were all enjoying the election I had my wisdom teeth extracted and then passed out face-first into… https://t.co/ZuJrRKfT2o @RobKiddNZ Many questions @QCbillington Yes @jurisprunedance @RabbitWhyte @Libratrue1 @BexGraham Tautoko thatAbsolutely astounding - this really shows the scale of the red swing. Look closely for the blue arrows at the start… https://t.co/Y3tBcoWXbq
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @jurisprunedance @Libratrue1 @BexGraham Yes. But is that because juries are very susceptible to rape myths (ie. she… https://t.co/lFmdVcwDIH @Kiwicossie @crims0nl1z @AndrewLittleMP @SpeakerTrevor They can’t intervene in the courts system. The best thing yo… https://t.co/51BRQZ3MkR @VenerableDonkey @eilishsilie @MariaSherwood2 It does if you read the story - they’re saying a jury, on seeing thos… https://t.co/9rznWqpqeq @eilishsilie I think it’s saying the texts would have allegedly damaged her credibility to the point the jury might… https://t.co/zgA3XA7C4VShe was 13. He was 26. But she sent him some friendly text messages so go ahead and quash the convictions, and don’… https://t.co/liwSzS52Ke
10/19
2020
Labour has a strong mandate. If it does nothing with it – failing to act on climate change, welfare, tax, housing,… https://t.co/OXE3495mil
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10/18
2020
Great piece by @michelle_duff on what Ardern could (and should) do with her huge majority https://t.co/RgUHpZAKBk @Caleb_Speak @JoannaKidman @keraoregan @WallisKeziah 🙏🙌 @RobbieNicol I thought he didn’t drink any more? @isaac_davison did a profile and he said he’d given it up!! @LachlanForsyth Damn
10/17
2020
@MegdeRonde This is Steve. Kirsty isn’t allowed her phone rn. It’s for the best.Also this pic was taken right after surgery. Don’t remember taking it 😂😂😂 definitely not looking so chipper nowTapping out of pre-election twitter early because I just got four wisdom teeth out and tweeting on whatever god-lov… https://t.co/OejK71gwZA
10/16
2020
Superb article. "We talk about the problem of male suicide, but hardly ever talk about why men are lonely, experien… https://t.co/egSbMnUobl
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @tonywalljourno You’re a young leftie woman on the INSIDE Wallo. I see you x @RebekahWh I just ... why ... it’s such pointless bureaucracy! @RebekahWh What? Omg settle down DOC @BenThomasNZ *hand-delivered to your personal mailbox in error @rachelz @Knhannah Patriarchy won’t fall on its own x
10/15
2020
@paulapenfold @ikon_media A strong week on the "take no prisoners" front here in NZThis is one of the most incredible pieces of journalism I’ve seen in NZ. @ikon_media’s work on state abuse is foren… https://t.co/ch9X2Si1ovHuge scoop leading @NZStuff and the @DomPost today: Winston Peters was briefed about the NZ First Foundation's expe… https://t.co/yT5eo8WPCV
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @han_dall 🙏the way he used his tail as a propeller https://t.co/zT8Rp0e1uS
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnstonplease look at this picture of my friend’s cat who had to get shaved for surgery https://t.co/RZNPUyXJZX
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @C7Design His “likes” are a deeply soothing experienceI didn't go to work because a cat fell on my head and then a dog with shoes tried to do me justice. https://t.co/20oSin7VYt
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Retweeted by Kirsty JohnstonLook today has been a lot so I’m just RT-ing things from my boyfriend’s wholesome and wholly un-political feed, please enjoyPutting oat milk in my oatmeal https://t.co/htMD7PLnmX
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnstonwhere are they going https://t.co/xLa86c7fBV
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Retweeted by Kirsty JohnstonValais Blacknose Sheep from Switzerland https://t.co/Zsycytn1He
Retweeted by Kirsty JohnstonFamilies of children with disabilities a 'hidden minority' during Covid-19 lockdown, many still in 'survival mode' https://t.co/rSj0perXey
Retweeted by Kirsty JohnstonThis is so heartbreaking https://t.co/woJ62VuZmS
10/14
2020
@tnichss @Tim_Batt The framing on that story is so frustrating like “omg not everyone is entirely selfish wow and S… https://t.co/s3FK7ihn4j @MacleodJust Wasn’t for you, was for the other person. Sorry :) @AirNG4blu @MacleodJust Could you perhaps click through and educate yourself? The paper linked to explains post 20-… https://t.co/APU02YbZjH @AirNG4blu @MacleodJust It’s nothing to do with being “unwillingly pregnant”. The story spells this out: “Doctors s… https://t.co/VE1caYpCzF @sciencegal_NZ Let them shout into the windOnce more for the incorrect and misleading people at the back https://t.co/0sIzo7gfirI was supposed to do this job the first week I joined Stuff, and then Lockdown II happened. Praise be that… https://t.co/QV6HzwN6ofHere it is https://t.co/0sIzo7gfir'We have failed': NZ women's groups give scathing update to United Nations on gender-based violence https://t.co/DSQpwUcm8b
10/13
2020
@Knhannah I will get my boobs out in my spare time, thank YOU @taramcallister4 I’d hoped the handkerchief top might be the one thing that stayed in the 90s. Sadly, no @EllaFrankly I might have to suck it up and get another one I think. Particularly given they have a front AND a back @EllaFrankly How good are they!?! @sonyacole They must have used up the full allocation of fabric elsewhereMe: Internet, I would like a new white work shirt please Internet: https://t.co/ukSgbaNrs4 @BenThomasNZ Thoughts and prayers @chamfy "Hello young brown woman, look at me talking to you and then incidentally bringing up your ethnic backgroun… https://t.co/AbPnITNPiCI've been waiting for @BenThomasNZ's take on the Wellington Is Bad article all day, he used to be so reliably acros… https://t.co/ldzLbYIRoF
10/12
2020
We wanted to ask Billy Te Kahika some questions. He didn’t stay long enough to answer them all, accusing me of bein… https://t.co/tEgpJ1LOQd
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @paulapenfold @StuffCircuit @NZonAir Ahhh awesome to see your hard work come to fruition! Look forward to watching tomorrow
10/11
2020
THE GENDER JUSTICE COLLECTIVE SCORECARD IS LIVE ✨✨ Interested in how the parties stack up on the issues that our c… https://t.co/DHRozyeS6f
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10/10
2020
“I didn’t know they still did that” is the most common reaction when people say they have had ECT. Thanks to the br… https://t.co/VyeNDNGq0B
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @drayeshaverrall I am in Auckland 😢 Go well! @drayeshaverrall When! What forum!?
10/9
2020
I will vote for the party who bans spreadsheets presented as scanned PDFsGod I love this fact checker https://t.co/OuBH5NjL0C @LegallyFeminist Thank you 🙏"There was no national strategy yet and the sexual violence bill had been held up. Despite welcoming more funding,… https://t.co/3O3wYSxIeJ
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @Tim_Batt @sharkpatu @HaydenDonnell @CarolHirschfeld Mate, one thing the media can do with absolutely no prompting is ... talk about mediaIf you feel bad about the price, I’ll collect koha https://t.co/ZuhwLIewQiTrump’s antibody treatment was tested using cells originally derived from an abortion | MIT Technology Review https://t.co/WtAc980KwB
Retweeted by Kirsty Johnston @BexGraham @mikeythenurse The submissions were actually quite depressing? Imagine being one of these NGOs you’d fee… https://t.co/wmTLXSOA3a @BenAtki03120156 @top_nz Thanks for replying @BenAtki03120156 @top_nz But what about reducing violence against women in the first place? Not hearing much about… https://t.co/WdGtBjBPBV @BenAtki03120156 @top_nz What do you mean independence and trust in women? @SimonThomsen14 I’ll let him knowNZ was asked to the give the UN an extra update on its progress on addressing violence against women, after its 201… https://t.co/9dSDfboNkd
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10/8
2020
@mrbear_gttown I’m super confused. All the reporting talks about “women and children”. Did you even read the cabine… https://t.co/wAf95YYnrB @mrbear_gttown It has? https://t.co/dw2cLzTfZf @top_nz How will you address the underlying gender dynamics that are also a driver of family violence? @mrbear_gttown Family violence is a gendered issue. Here’s a cabinet paper explaining NZ’s current approach https://t.co/ynrjdqdD98 @mrbear_gttown Sorry?NZ was asked to the give the UN an extra update on its progress on addressing violence against women, after its 201… https://t.co/9dSDfboNkd @SimonThomsen14 Max is more of a gatherer
10/7
2020
@BexGraham @Rachelgpeters @Jasonwalls92 lol reminds me of during Covid lockdown, I did some shopping for… https://t.co/aqsYcmSmEe
10/6
2020

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