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Mona Eltahawy @monaeltahawy
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It is not lost on me that whenever I post about women raped, abused, tortured, threatened with jail for journalism, be they in the US, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Switzerland, Egypt, Philippines, I am told:
- the women are lying
- the women want attention
- the women are ugly
- I am ugly
All fucking day, the same thing just from different locations. All demanding the women & by extension I “prove” that the boy king of Saudi Arabia tortured feminists,the ruler of Dubai abducted & imprisoned his princess daughter, the thug president of Philippines bullies a journo
Sometimes it’s obvious they’re trolls, other times they are shamefully real people NOT being paid to regurgitate misogynist shit, but ALL times they are dipping into a deep well of patriarchy that demands women “prove” the very patriarchy that patriarchy insists doesn’t exist.
And I want them ALL to FUCK OFF.
Yesterday, it was the paid trolls of the boy king of Saudi Arabia defending him against charges he ordered murder of Jamal Khashoggi & torture of feminists. Today, it is the paid trolls of UAE defending ruler of Dubai accused of abdicating & detaining daughter.
And the hired trolls of the #UAE are upset over this, which aired in British TV today
For a sample of the trolls hired to defend the boy king of #Saudi Arabia aka Mohamed Bin Salman against charges he ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the detention and torture of women’s rights activists
And in response to showing solidarity with journalist Maria Ressa who is being targeted by authorities with a potential 10yr sentence for daring to run an independent media outlet
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