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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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I’m a registered Independent (I am way to the left of most US politicians) but this is noteworthy: holding white men accountable is considered “impolite.” Incredible. As I say in the chapter in my new book on the importance of profanity & this obsession w/civility: fuck that
Fuck this obsession with civility and politeness. It is instructive that in the era of Trump — a man who has torpedoed the notion of civility — women are still expected to be polite and demure. I wrote this - and expanded it into a chapter in my new book google.com/amp/s/www.nbcn…
Patriarchy - and attendant oppressions such as racism, capitalism, bigotry, etc - wants us to forever remain within the straitjacket of niceness and politeness, despite the violence it subjects us to.
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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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