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Dr Marama Whyte @maramawhyte Melbourne, Victoria

Historian of US women, media, and feminism • PhD @Sydney_Uni • Currently @UniMelb Associate Researcher • she/her

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Joined Twitter 5/22/12


@KatySchumaker we’ll get that coffee one day 😭oh melbs. rough rough rough weeks ahead for us all. ❤️ @jacquibtweets 😍 what a cutie
8/2
2020
#twitterstorians (especially of the US): what are we doing about RAs? i need to hire someone to look at some US arc… https://t.co/56xsAXvE7k
7/31
2020
i only moved back to melbourne in january, after four years away. this so evocatively and clearly articulates the g… https://t.co/OZUpSeSVf9 @YvesRees i just......where do we go from hereWhite people are "COVIDidiots". Black and brown people are "Enemies of the State". Got it. Thanks, the media.
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytethis is all so bleak. does everyone in melb feel like we’re going to be in lockdown all year?Maybe nursing homes should be adequately staffed with well paid ppl trained in infection control; state owned housi… https://t.co/KQLMbKubxC
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7/30
2020
@BGriffenFoley thank you bridget @IntHist thanks glenda
7/28
2020
so: please stay home. please wear a mask. please advocate for increased govt support for casual workers so that the… https://t.co/S1wfCdfovGthis is the second lockdown funeral i have organised/attended for a beloved grandmother in the past 3 months. the e… https://t.co/94yc96p01ftoday was my gran’s funeral. her decision to move to melbourne for increased educational opportunities for my mum,… https://t.co/0csDTZV5fu
7/27
2020
what a mean article. maybe the journo could have spent two secs on academic twitter & seen what the real-life effec… https://t.co/rXXBbhV7Md
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7/26
2020
As extremely powerful people publish statements praising John Lewis, important to remember that the Voting Rights A… https://t.co/wSqwyZcOiQ
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteJohn Lewis was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington—where MLK gave the "I have a dream" speech—and… https://t.co/kelRnR4wqu
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyte"By the force of our demands, our determination, and our numbers, we shall splinter the segregated South into a tho… https://t.co/XRfWbxbRRF
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7/18
2020
JobTrainer. My @smh @theage cartoon https://t.co/wPxoVvmCuL
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytea fun thing to be dealing with during a pandemic is needing to get your wisdom teeth out and being constantly remin… https://t.co/mqyeYE7Gb7Hello all, @DrDreHistorian here. This is my last tweet on this account before I hand the login to our new reps. I a… https://t.co/PSEhXmYKA9
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7/16
2020
a good thread. https://t.co/ABFzgYv9Q4
7/15
2020
"Letter by letter, particularly from late August 1975, months before supply had even been blocked in the Senate, Ke… https://t.co/BwrevCJuNy
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteBloke who didn't want to release the letters gives himself the stage to provide the first analysis. The old journo… https://t.co/aedi1UUczk
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytetoday is the day, baby! and how nice to have a live blog for a very good thing, rather than the usual nightmare.… https://t.co/wyvvGjLXcF
7/14
2020
equal parts devastating and unsurprising. phd students are already under huge financial strain, and covid is just t… https://t.co/HaS3KwJqWc
7/10
2020
@KatherineLTurk @UNChistory @LisaALindsay AMAZING news!Let me get this straight: the cops will remain at the towers that have ZERO cases, where residents are now in stage… https://t.co/rImhE0PASH
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyte"Lol our bad! We thought no one would notice when we imprisoned 3000 people without any strategy or care plans in p… https://t.co/OCJrcTlP5R
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteIf you're a VIC teenager who wants a signed copy of one of my books, or the parent of one, DMs are open. First in g… https://t.co/d7mzTYl3jK
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyte @willkostakis i just spent $100 at hill of content, instead of sending me a book can you please offer it up to a vi… https://t.co/8eBAC2qFRZliterally just ran into the kitchen to yell about this news with my lockdown companions, but weirdly non-historians… https://t.co/S0UpH2HcEA
7/9
2020
My immediate reaction to the Harper's letter was remembering all those studies about how privileged voices always o… https://t.co/UkVLmWbSjU
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7/8
2020
I am currently recruiting bisexual/queer/pansexual people in Australia to interview online for my research 'Queerin… https://t.co/iGSoXxsTin
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7/7
2020
Messages from above #flemington #kensington #covid19vic #Coronavirus #lockdown https://t.co/YWOU589cEM
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyte @drnaomi thank youso the border is closing and people are being detained in their homes, meanwhile chadstone and chapel street are op… https://t.co/5urcTWRf1m
7/6
2020
'There was no prior warning, no time to prepare.' https://t.co/9g5U1Sb0BY
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytemy grandmother died in an aged care home during the first lockdown, and my other grandmother is seriously ill in an… https://t.co/N4C0Qwfg5YBut what's the point of this "reminder"? There are lockdowns and there are lockdowns and the existing socio-economi… https://t.co/UTCgl4BLZY
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteStrange that the government could marshal 100s of armed cops at a moments notice but is scrambling today to provide… https://t.co/PL3hWqOLRe
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytethere is a lot of anxiety regarding the heavy police presence and the number of people of colour within these build… https://t.co/kilfL2JeBf
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyte• if the police presence is in response to a health crisis, why aren’t healthcare workers sent to the flats? • acco… https://t.co/pBvuaYeZXY
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7/5
2020
i live in stonnington, which early on had the highest number of cases. it’s also a council of rich white people. i… https://t.co/jI2jlLLOCQThe Premier is willing to sacrifice migrant neighbourhoods and public housing tenants so people in richer, whiter s… https://t.co/XsilFJfvph
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteWhy is nobody asking about psychological support, family violence workers, medical teams that will be provided to r… https://t.co/bpM7ezeLxv
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteReally don't want to be that guy but they never would put a cop on every street corner in Toorak, Brighton, et al,… https://t.co/5zfaQWICFT
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteIt is plain wrong to lock people in high rise housing estates down when everyone else is racing around having coffees and going to Bunnings.
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytethis is appalling. absolutely outrageous and unjustifiable. https://t.co/F94R3AIh04
7/4
2020
@clarecorbould hey you know, someone should write an article about hamilton and slavery
7/3
2020
Remember when Australia was literally on fire and @ScottMorrisonMP was sitting in Hawaii? Then he told everyone its… https://t.co/lCzdlMxA4Q
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteSince the govt is spruiking its military spend now is a good time to mention that the annual defence budget costs a… https://t.co/SUXxtizVKD
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyteabolish private schools. https://t.co/AMOVnFthhPa gentle cry for your wednesday. https://t.co/IjZWdP0uW1
7/1
2020
@GretchenAMcC this gave me a migraine
6/30
2020
@binarythis this book would be such a public service tbh, i’m now imagining a future where i could respond to every… https://t.co/DhU2RgmsVL
6/28
2020
@SarahABendall right! there are reports that people in hotspot areas are also refusing to be tested, even when the… https://t.co/RzRYkvobHh
6/26
2020
@novistokes 😭
6/25
2020
Only a few months ago the entire country was on fire and ABC was the heart and soul coverage, even saving lives. Th… https://t.co/hKYd05qSIU
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteJust a reminder that all these ABC job cuts are happening solely because the government demanded them. If you love… https://t.co/XrsC8MJfsi
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6/24
2020
every article about universities' actions responding to the COVID financial crisis should include administrators' s… https://t.co/zV4JNpFrDZ
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteSo upshot is proposed higher ed changes are badly designed, discriminatory, ideological, wilfully uninformed & ulti… https://t.co/Gf2edc0WFR
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6/22
2020
Doubling the cost of arts degrees isn’t about “jobs”. The government knows *exactly* how valuable arts and humaniti… https://t.co/Uw9VGxg2oZ
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6/19
2020
Can’t really think of a reason why Morrison would be less than keen about critical historical inquiry at this time?
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteLets be clear: this is about creating a two tier system, where critical knowledge is available to those with the ap… https://t.co/qkKTje8TU3
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteWhat the absolute hell? Making the humanities - one of the cheapest fields to teach - disproportionately expensive… https://t.co/poBi9HOGc4
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6/18
2020
this is a tiny annoyance but i can’t listen to one more podcast about a historical event that doesn’t actually inte… https://t.co/ztoPOpIMB4
6/17
2020
Today the Supreme Court completed some of the work that Pauli Murray--one of the most important and underappreciate… https://t.co/UKDmx2UVeg
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6/16
2020
and the crucial point! thank you @hannahforsyth https://t.co/ZXSCicC6bH“A good university sector would look at 100,000 very clever, highly qualified and extremely hard-working scholars a… https://t.co/jEapndQ7wi
6/15
2020
Riiiight. https://t.co/nwc3nxnaYY
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytethe fact that sohla was hired at bon appetit for $50K/year and doesn’t get paid for video appearances like her whit… https://t.co/GNNkmeges2
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6/12
2020
Weird how the people who defunded the humanities are so concerned about history
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteThe only two categories in history are 'hero' or 'racist.' In seminars, I hold up pictures of historical figures an… https://t.co/hpZu1mJTas
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteHas a political moment ever upended the bestseller list like this? It's remarkable. https://t.co/wW3E0Daobj
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyteextremely good and patient explainer. statues aren’t history! https://t.co/zQqIGJNng4
6/11
2020
1/ Here's how Waleed Aly, Peter Helliar and The Project undermined Heritier Lumumba when he came forward with his… https://t.co/jcQU7IwLNp
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6/10
2020
@mkwiles @itsginnydi @kelseygeller @kassiejking thank you!For academics (especially White academics, but this goes for everyone) reading #BlackintheIvory and wondering how y… https://t.co/JHPoehg0dL
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteAustralian academia, a poem. https://t.co/7Cv4ZsxO5c
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteSohla El-Waylly is the best thing to happen to @bonappetit. https://t.co/3qyynQKCKL
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6/9
2020
This is teaching history by making it. https://t.co/HIDYkB9TLD
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyteanyway there’s a long, long history of this shit. at its core, it’s a system built to reinforce white supremacy and… https://t.co/kr4MTnoZC8the same thing happened to women reporting on the feminist movement. their white male editors believed they were be… https://t.co/vpopkH41Lnin the 1960s, mainstream white publications were forced to hire black journalists to cover the CRM. those same jour… https://t.co/aMF9A5nRKnwesley lowery’s rebuttal memo to the washington post makes absolutely clear that the mainstream media still conside… https://t.co/vea0nFQ9Gn"erasing history" is when you decide that the 'non-essential' modules your uni can't afford in a Pandemic just happ… https://t.co/YXbSmLblT4
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6/8
2020
Think cops are being more violent in part because these protests are ABOUT THEM? You’re right. Analyzing 1000’s of… https://t.co/pCePDNtWGx
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whytealso JKR has had approx one million chances, and years and years, to listen and learn from the MANY marginalised co… https://t.co/Txxi3BM8X0the K in JK Rowling stands for "Karen"
Retweeted by Dr Marama Whyteyou can still have nostalgia for harry potter if it was meaningful in your childhood but JKR has shown who she is S… https://t.co/C2dQNmfkLLif you’re still looking to JKR as some beacon of progressive politics.......yikes https://t.co/XxUnmfwsNe
6/7
2020
HUGE turnout in sydney! from what i could tell almost everyone was wearing a mask and keeping their distance as muc… https://t.co/yteyZm7nIH
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteMore people than I’ve ever seen turned out in Melbourne today, when we chanted it felt like thunder!… https://t.co/NXCU5hPrTd
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhytePowerful scenes outside the police station in Naarm (Melbourne) with protesters chanting “No justice no peace, no r… https://t.co/LR1bnV5puc
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteSydney’s Belmore Park absolutely full of people kneeling #blacklivesmatteraustralia https://t.co/vfhJmhS96F
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteProtesters in Naarm Melbourne are taking covid precautions seriously. Almost everyone has a mask & people who don’t… https://t.co/ovaM9HDoJP
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteHard to say exactly how many there at #BlackLivesMatter in Melbourne because social distancing has spread people ou… https://t.co/t8gm46BIak
Retweeted by Dr Marama WhyteThousands are waiting to march from Pacific Park to Civic Park in Newcastle this afternoon, protesting Black Deaths… https://t.co/RmEArQdCnF
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6/6
2020

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