Thank you all who have been pointing out to @nytopinion that👇🏽is fucked up. @WajahatAli I didn’t tag you earlier because I too was a contributing oped writer for NYT (2014-18) and know that writers don’t write headlines. But writers can say “That’s identical to Mona’s, change it”
I wrote this on Sept. 27: If Amy Coney Barrett Was a Muslim… #AmyConeyBarrett
And this is one of the reasons that the way you’ve headlined this @nytopinion is a problem that needs fixing
And I don’t give a flying fuck @nytopinion that a Muslim man - @WajahatAli - wrote that NYT oped. This Muslim woman wrote this oped 16 days ago. This is shitty and unprofessional.

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15 Oct
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Prosecutors now say it was an attempted robbery and not sexual harassment that preceded the dragging murder of this young woman. The original arrest warrant charged the men with sexual harassment. I believe they dropped that when they saw the public outcry. #Egypt
The article I linked to in the thread has updated to say prosecutors now say it was a robbery but the article also includes this: Screengrab drom news articl...
More here: Death of a woman in #Cairo suburb sparks anger in #Egypt…
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15 Oct
Ever since I shaved off my hair, when I’m outside now and wearing a mask, I can tell several people are confused and trying to figure out my gender.

I didn’t enjoy that when I was younger and had very short hair. Now I genuinely do enjoy their confusion.
Two women at a park today double taked in puzzlement and it was just fine for me.
That was one of the reasons I shaved it all off - I wanted to go back to the “Are you a boy or a girl?” days and handle it with the power I didn’t have then.
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14 Oct
I said yesterday and I say again and again, “originalists” treat the US Constitution the way people of faith treat their holy books - Bible, Quran, etc and insist you cannot change a word.
And they refuse to brook that society today is not the society for which the edicts were once applicable hundreds of years ago because, they say, those holy books and the US Constitution are for all times.
People of faith will tell you that you can’t change a word because they believe their books are the literal word of God.

Are “originalists” saying that the white men who wrote the US Constitution are gods?

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Mariam M, an #Egyptian woman in her early 30s, was killed in #Cairo after men who had been sexually harassing her from inside their car as she was leaving work dragged her body through the streets and dumped her broken, bloodied body and escaped.…
When the State does this to your body - Dec 2011, Tahrir Squares - the Street will also drag your body through the streets and dump it, broken and bloodied. #Egypt A woman is lying on the gro...
When the State punishes rape victims and not rapists, when the State itself is a rapist, predatory and patriarchal, it gives a greenlight that women’s bodies can be abused and broken by all.

I wrote this in September… #Egypt
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13 Oct
The irony being that I’m the Muslim woman (who was once a contributing opinion writer for @nytopinion) asking (two weeks ago) If Amy Coney Barrett Was a Muslim woman only to find this headline in NYT today 👇🏽
I’m also the Muslim woman who ex-NYT opinion editor James Bennet told not to say “fuck” which is why I launched #WhyISayFuck, wrote chapter on political importance of profanity & launched FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter where I now write & (say fuck) & not NYT… Also - I like to say “fuck” a lot - in case you hadn’t
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Said every religious fundamentalist about their sacred texts. The US Constitution is like the Bible, the Quran etc. And #AmyConeyBarrett and Antonio Scalia and every “originalist” is a fundamentalist.
It’s truly incredible astounding fucking unbelievable how “original it’s” can get away with this “I won’t change what was set in stone hundreds of years ago” and not be called the zealots that anyone saying that about a holy book would be called. #AmyConeyBarrett
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