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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
I salute Stella Nyanzi’s “Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you!” at her sentencing hearing today. I am uncivil. I reject decorum. I insisit we tell cis-heteronormativity to fuck off. I claim my vagina, my pussy, and my cunt. From the chapter on Profanity 👇🏽#7NecessarySins
My book is out Sept. 17 via @BeaconPressBks. You can pre-order all formats - including the audiobook which I read and in which you can hear me say “fuck” and a whole bunch of other shit #7NecessarySins
Dictatorship is offensive and harassing.
Racism is offensive and harassing.
Patriarchy is offensive and harassing.
We must flip concepts like civility, politeness, respect, decorum, etc and demand them from those in power.
Fuck civility.
Fuck racism.
Fuck patriarchy!
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