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When white men whine and complain, investigations are swift: Does the ABC investigate when right wing extremists and fascist panelists upset viewers? Like Steve Bannon or Blair’s Cottrell? I think I know the answer. about.abc.net.au/statements/abc… #qanda
And when white men whine and complain, ministers are swift to issue statements #qanda #Australia
It’d be brilliant if Paul Fletcher & #Australian govt announced investigation into actual misogynist violence vs women in this country, into racist misogyny that subjects women of colour to multiple forms of violence & oppression,rather than imaginary scenarios of violence vs men
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“I want, like you, to steadily & surely offend anything that stands in the way of freedom, liberation, love, justice, truth, humanity. Let me be rude, let me be all these things, if all they are trying to say is that I am free, unbound”

theelephant.info/reflections/20… h/t @miss_mumbz
Dr. Stella Nyanzi is a #Ugandan feminist and activist who was imprisonments for publishing a metaphorical poem about the birth of President Yoweri Museveni and his mother's vagina. google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.… #FreeStellaNyanzi
*imprisoned
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When she shouted “Fuck you. Fuck your. Fuck you!” at her sentencing hearing today, #Ugandan feminist Dr. Stella Nyanzi reminded us: fewer people are as expert as her at disrupting patriarchal authority w/power of her words. She is the star of the Profanity chapter in my new book
Profanity is an essential tool in disrupting patriarchy and its rules. It is the verbal equivalent of civil disobedience. And Stella Nyanzi demolishes “politeness” and “respectability” used as straitjackets against us. She is radically and consciously rude
My new book via @BeaconPressBks begins with profanity. I revel in being deliberately and consciously profane. As I recorded the audiobook, I reveled in every “fuck” I wrote! #WhyISayFuck
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At her sentencing for harassing #Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni, feminist academic & activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi -who appeared via a screen - staged a nude protest & shouted “fuck you fuck you.” She is a revolutionary engaging in the “radical rudeness” of anti-colonial activists
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#Ugandan feminist academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been found guilty of harassing President Yoweri Museveni. In a poem she posted on Facebook, she wrote about the president's late mother's vagina and wished Museveni had been poisoned in the birth canal.

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Stella Nyanzi owned and took pride in offending dictator Museveni. Stella Nyanzi is a revolutionary.

#Ugandan feminist @RosebellK live tweeted Stella Nyanzi’s verdict hearing today and filmed Nyanzi’s powerful and defiant words.
Watch this: “I planned to offend Yoweri Museveni Kaguta because he has offended us for 30 plus years,” Stella Nyanzi via @tumwesigye_ #Uganda #PushForStellaNyanzi
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“And when your son looks at you and says ‘Mama look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said ‘Baby, they don’t. Because we’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.’” - Rep. Rashida Tlaib
#WhyIsayFuck #116thCongress
“People are like, ‘Rashida, maybe you should put the bullhorn away.’ No! ‘Maybe you shouldn’t wear those gym shoes everywhere.’...I say fuck that.” h/t @rerutled #WhyIsayFuck
“I didn’t change or try to run away from being Arabeyya,Muslimah, Falestenyya &...it’s such an addition on top of that to being a badass organizer.Don’t ever let anyone take away your roots,culture,who you are bec when you(don’t change) people love you & you win” @RashidaTlaib
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Following #WomenWallKerala protest & entry by 2 women into #Sabarimala Hindu temple for 1st time since #Indian Supreme Court lifted ban on women of “menstruating age” I’m writing about time I prayed while menstruating (during Amina Wadud’s historic mixed gender prayer NYC 2005)
Writing about it in chapter on Power in my new book. I am not interested in “Who gave you permission?” I gave myself permission. I took it. Amina Wadud leading mixed-gender Friday prayer was revolutionary and I decided to pray behind her without a headscarf and on my period.
Menstrution remains a taboo and a source of at times deadly consequences of patriarchal notions that it makes us “impure.” I am not “impure.” I am just as I’m supposed to be. I am not interested in arguing with anyone about this. I own my body and I gave myself this permission.
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Feminist scholar @drstellanyanzi will appear again in court on Monday on charges of “offending” #Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni and his late mother. Fuck civility. Fuck politeness. Tyranny and authoritarianism are not civil nor polite.
Nyanzi faces a 1 year prison sentence if convicted for posting a poem on Facebook wishing Museveni’s mother’s birth canal had poisoned him upon birth to save #Uganda from him. The poem ends with “You Should Have Died At Birth, Oh Dirty Delinquent Dictator.” #FreeStellaNyanzi
Read this by @MKSerumaga: “A controversial scholar attacks Museveni with her incendiary pen. She is accused of bad manners. But is she more badly behaved than a regime that peels away the skin of its people?”

theeastafricanreview.info/op-eds/2018/09…
E Review. #FreeStellaNyanzi
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