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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.

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
"What other avenues do we have left to us?...We don't have guns or money. But I can still write and think and insult and abuse,” Stella Nyanzi in 2017 when first detained for offending Museveni. She was released & arrested again a yr later on new charges google.com/amp/s/www.nbcn…
Stella Nyanzi is one of the most important feminists in the world today. I celebrate her & her revival of the radical rudeness which anti-colonial activists used vs British colonizers in 1940s #Uganda. I am honoured to write about her in the chapter on Profanity in my new book.
Hear what Stella Nyanzi said at her verdict hearing today and tell me why authoritarians - be they British colonizers or contemporary dictators or defenders of a white supremacist president in the USA insist on “civility”
“You should have died at birth, you dirty delinquent dictator,” Stella Nyanzi ends her poem that she posted on Facebook on Museveni’s birthday in Sept 2018.for which she was found guilty of harassing him.She posted directions to her house & invited Museveni to arrest and beat her
In my new book, I celebrate Stella Nyanzi as a revolutionary and I ask how civility, decorum, manners, etc are used to uphold authority. Remember the importance of “radical rudeness.” #FreeStellaNyanzi
Dictatorship is offensive and harassing.
Racism is offensive is offensive and harassing.
Patriarchy is offensive and harassing.
We must flip concepts like civility, politeness, respect, decorum, etc and direct them at those in power.
Fuck civility. Fuck racism. Fuck patriarchy!
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