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I told @rerutled that once my red hair colour fades, I’ll cut it all off. Buzzcut!

I dyed my hair red to say “fuck you, I survived” to the #Egyptian regime after its riot police attacked me.

Alex 👇🏽 my colourist & I want to survive #COVID19 & won’t be meeting again for a while
This was taken soon after I survived that attack by #Egyptian riot police and shortly before I went red.

I went red for defiance. I will find other ways to defy #COVID19

📷 Peter Hapak for TIME
While trying to heal, after riot police broke my arms and sexually assaulted me:

"I responded by reclaiming ownership of my body...dyeing my hair red...getting tattoos...I own this body, and fuck you...You didn’t kill me."…
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I told @rerutled that once my red hair colour fades, I’ll cut it all off. Buzzcut!

I dyed my hair red to say “fuck you, I survived” to the #Egyptian regime after its riot police attacked me.

My colourist & I want to survive #COVID19 and won’t be meeting again for a while.
"I responded by reclaiming ownership of my body...dyeing my hair red...getting tattoos...I own this body, and fuck you...You didn’t kill me."…
I don’t know how long I’ll wait before I get that buzzcut. I’ve had bright red hair for 8 years now. It’s become such an integral part of who I am. Friends can find me easily when we arrange to meet and it’s a trigger for trolls.

The day I cut it all off will be fucking gutting.
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OUTRAGEOUS. #Egyptian prisons are disasters waiting to happen during the #CoronavirusOutbreak. Instead of saving lives and releasing prisoners, the regime has arrested 5 activists-Mona Seif, Leila Soueif, Ahdaf Soueif, Rabab al-Mahdi-who staged a protest calling to #FreeThemAll
A few days ago, @hrw published this report: In crowded, unhygienic prisons, the spread of #COVID19 presents a serious threat. #FreeThemAll
#Egyptian prisons are notorious for being overcrowded, dirty and unhygienic. Last November, UN experts said that #Egypt’s abusive detention conditions “may be placing the health and lives of thousands [of] prisoners at severe risk.” #COVID19
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#Coronavirus: #Egypt's Prisons Could Spare Disaster with Conditional Releases.
In crowded, unhygienic prisons, the spread of the disease presents a serious threat. Will President Sisi put reason before punishment? - @ganobi @hrw… #COVID19
#Egyptian prisons are notorious for being overcrowded, dirty and unhygienic. Last November, UN experts said that #Egypt’s abusive detention conditions “may be placing the health and lives of thousands [of] prisoners at severe risk.” #COVID19
Sisi has fiercely suppressed dissent, arresting tens of thousands of people, many of them critics, writers, journalists, human rights defenders, bloggers and peaceful protesters. Thousands have been jailed without trial, caught in #Egypt’s abusive pretrial detention system.
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I will remember Friday March 6. It will probably be the last time for a while I will be in a crowded club. It was for the Nefertitties drag night in #Brooklyn hosted by my dear friend #Egyptian queen AnaMasreya. Here we are in our Cheetah prints for Cheetah Gurlz Night
It also starred Mexican queen Koko Rokokko and Palestinian queen Eva Laurent
AnaMasreya asked me to say a few words and I will post the video of what I said soon.

TL:DR there is no liberation without queer liberation, without gender liberation, without sexual liberation.
The revolution starts in my cunt.
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I was 14 when Mubarak became president - he was vice president to the assassinated Anwar Sadat - and 44 when Mubarak was forced to step down after #Jan25 revolution. I was a Reuters correspondent in Cairo from 1993-1998 and covered Mubarak extensively. Some memories to follow
News outlets will give you the official obituaries: These are recollections of an Egyptian woman who left #Egypt in 1975, returned in 1988 and asked her uncles and aunts almost every day “Where is the revolution?” because of what #Mubarak and military rule had done to Egypt.
And when I became a journalist, I reported on the censorship - and was subjected to it - of the #Mubarak regime, its use of systematic torture via the drunk-on-power myriad security apparatuses he created, as well as - esp 2005 onwards - sexual violence vs protesters.
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An #Egyptian court overturned Thursday a decision from just a day earlier to release prominent activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and his lawyer Mohamed Baqar, who have been detained for nearly five months without trial over spurious charges,…
In July, Amnesty International had warned of the “growing trend” of re-imprisoning critics instead of complying with court orders to release them, which it dubbed “the revolving doors of #Egypt’s arbitrary detention system.”
The same 24-hour reversal happened to dual U.S.-Egyptian teacher Reem Desouky after prosecutors appealed against her release. She has been in a pre-trial detention since she was arrested at Cairo airport during a visit to her family in July 2019.…
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Fuck the Union of #Egyptian Musicians and their conservative, pompous elitist bullshit.
This is one of my favourite Mahraganat songs by Oka and Ortega #Egypt
And this one by Sadat and Fifty
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#Italy is negotiating to sell two FREMM frigates to #Egypt for around €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion). News of the deal drew criticism in Italy from politicians who have been concerned over human rights abuses in Egypt.… #FreePatrickZaki
The #Egyptian public prosecutor's office is pursuing a criminal investigation into Patrick Zaki, an Egyptian researcher studying in Italy on charges of spreading fake news… #FreePatrickZaki
Zaki was arrested Feb. 7 when he arrived at #Cairo airport on a visit to see his family. A lawyer for @EIPR where Zaki is also a researcher has said that Zaki denied all charges and that his client had mostly been questioned about his human rights work when he was living in Egypt
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Reading this brilliant memoir by #Iraqi author and performer @glamrou. One of these days, my good friend #Egyptian drag queen Ana Masreya and Amrou will meet and the world will be a better place for it. ❤️✊🏽❤️🌈
I am so fucking excited to be joining #Egyptian drag queen and my friend Ana Masreya and her fellow queens on March 6! Come out and see us #NYC!
With #Mexican queens Koko - also performing on March 6 - and #Egyptian queen Ana Masreya in Brooklyn earlier this month
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Where is Mostafa al-Naggar? Today marks 500 days since the former opposition lawmaker was last seen. He is one of many dissidents forcibly disappeared by the #Egyptian regime.
In 2010 in #Cairo, I met Mostafa al-Naggar for coffee. At the time, he was a dentist who blogged, and I had just finished teaching a course at the New School in #NYC. I had assigned his writing to my students and they interviewed him for their semester project. #WhereIsMostafa
Mostafa went on to become elected to #Egypt’s first-post #Jan25 Revolution parliament.

An #Egyptian court has ordered the country's interior minister to reveal the whereabouts of Mostafa, who is believed to be in state custody.… #WhereIsMostafa
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Today marks the day in 2011 when longtime #Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down after 18-day #Jan25 revolution. Two of the revolution’s goals were an end to police brutality & an end to the military-backed regime. Neither of those goals have been achieved, yet.
#Feb11, 2011: #Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak was overthrown after 18day #Jan25 revolution. Unless we overthrow the dictator not just in presidential palace but the one also on the street corner and in the home, our revolution remains incomplete
- I reject military rule & Islamist rule
- I opposed Mubarak & Morsi; I most certainly oppose Sisi
- I refuse to choose btwn one group of fascist men & another group of fascist men
- As long as our revolution remains one group of men vs another group of men,it’s incomplete
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#Egyptian graduate student Patrick George Zaki, 27, was detained at Cairo's international airport after returning from Italy on Friday. He had been on leave from local NGO @eipr while pursuing a master's degree in gender studies at University of Bologna…
An #Egyptian Human Rights defender disappeared and tortured: @EIPR Gender & Rights Researcher Patrick Zaki, arrested at Cairo airport, tortured and sent to Prosecutors after 24 hours of incommunicado detention. #PatrickGeorgeZaki…
“During these 24 hours, according to his lawyers who met with him today at the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Mansoura; he was beaten, subjected to electric shocks, threatened, and questioned about various issues related to his work and activism,” @eipr #PatrickGeorgeZaki #Egypt
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The party last night was the best! And what joy seeing January out with these beauties and dear friends: #Egyptian drag queen Ana Masreya and Omaima Khan. #NYC
With Coco and Ana Masreya #Brooklyn #NYC
On stage we’re Mariam the incredible percussionist whose tabla fused the best music that DJs Carmen Sandiego, Sweaty by Nature and Cardamami played from #Egypt to #Nigeria to #Algeria. Women and a non-binary DJ.
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Nada Abdul Maksoud was 14yo. She is dead because of a patriarchal determination to control female sexuality.

#Egypt: THERE IS NO REVOLUTION unless the destruction of patriarchy is at its heart, unless consent & agency are at its heart.…
Too many women in my extended family have been subjected to FGM. It ended in our extended family just before I was born. I am lucky. It is a form of torture that continues today against too many girls in #Egypt, my country of birth. This must end.

Fuck the patriarchy.
It shatters my heart that so many women I love were subjected to #FGM. It shatters it more when I reflect on how much more the pain was knowing their mothers were complicit and what that exacts - of mothers and daughters.Fight the powers behind FGM at all levels, not just mothers
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I met a young man in #Cairo in 2012 on a felucca with his friends. Tonight at the reception for the Arab abstraction exhibit at @NYUGrey that same young man found me and we took our 2020 picture. Hello, Ahmed!
And this is @omaralbusaidy at the same art show
On Wednesday night after a reading at the Strand, an #Egyptian man recognized me and said hello and a South African man also said hello and said he followed my talks at @Abantu_ in Soweto in December -he’d been to the inaugural one.

It’s good to hear solidarity from male allies!
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Taking Shape: Abstracts From The Arab World, 1950s-1980s at @NYUGrey is a must-see and needs time. I was able to see just half of it on Saturday and will be returning to complete it
Here’s one of the featured artists… #TakingShapeNYU
The curation is excellent. That’s why I haven’t finished seeing all the art. I had to read everything. e.g. an Egyptian Anarchist artist #TakingShapeNYU
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On this 9th anniversary of the #Egyptian revolution, remember:
- No revolution begins overnight
- No revolution finishes 18 days later
- No revolution will succeed without gender liberation.

An Egyptian woman from the epilogue to my 1st book on women and the revolution 👇🏽
“I want an #Egypt where my daughter can walk in the streets as free as a boy.”

For those who answer “But no one is free, men aren’t free either.”

The State oppresses everyone, yes.

But the State, the Street, & the Home TOGETHER oppress women. That’s the Trifecta of Misogyny
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Detained US citizen Mustafa Kassem dies in #Egypt amid hunger strike.

Kassem died of heart failure following a hunger strike which the 54-year-old is believed to have started in September 2018. via @ABC
On Aug. 14, 2013, the night before Kassem - a NYC can driver - was set to return to the U.S., he went out in #Cairo to exchange money and shop, when security officials detained him and accused him of participating in protests against a military takeover in a nearby square.
Kassem started his hunger strike after being convicted of trying to overthrow the government of #Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and sentenced to 15 years in jail in a mass trial with more than 700 co-defendants.
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Man we have some juicy stuff coming down the pipe. The #Iran nuclear deal is going to expose an entire state secret & uranium trafficking network run on a secret server by #Hillary & friends. They were working for the #Luciferians to funnel nuclear secrets & bombs to #Iran & #NK
#Obama administration knew about #NorthKorea having miniaturized nukes. #Iran & #NK were black ops intelligence black sites. Using proxy sites to terrorize the world and influence world events.…
Here is #SusanRice admitting they are funneling hundreds of billions of dollars into the pockets of terrorists. Hidden in plain sight. Where do you think they got the money to put an $80 million bounty on POTUS? Our tax money. 😡
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My goal for 2020: to get the half-sleeve tattoo done on my upper left arm - Arabic calligraphy of women’s erotic and love poetry.
I don’t have 5yr plans. Or 10yr plans. Just every day plans of the fuck-the-patriarchy kind.
I will write but I am increasingly pulled towards longer essays and not 800-1000 word opeds that I’ve written so often over past two decades. I’m bored with reacting to headlines. I want to make and influence headlines, not react to them.
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When I beat up man who sexually assaulted me in a Montreal club in Feb 2018, club manager pointed to my beloved & asked me “Why didn’t you let your husband take care of it?”
A man is expected to use violence vs a man who assaults “his woman.” Heaven forbid a woman uses violence
How often do you hear men vow “I’ll kill any man who rapes my wife/daughter/etc?” Men are expected to protect “their women.” Patriarchy entitles them to our bodies - to assault and to protect.
But heaven forbid a woman asks “How long must we wait for men and boys to stop murdering us, to stop beating us and to stop raping us? How many rapists must we kill?"
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On Friday evening at my @wcfbook event for #7necessarysins, Alex Aubry gave me glorious gifts. I am so moved by his kindness and awed by his creativity. Thank you Alex for these beautiful gifts! #Defy #Disobey #Disrupt
AND his gift included these wonderful notebooks with pictures and quotes from three #Egyptian feminists - Huda Shaarawi, Doris Shafik, Nawal El Saadawi - and #Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi. Alex Aubry - THANK YOU ALF SHUKR ❤️✊🏽💜 #DefyDisobeyDisrupt
Alex Aubry is a kind and incredibly talented artist and is also director of the Fashion Resource Cente, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I would’ve shared a social media account so that you can wow at his creativity but he’s not on social media.
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