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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Praised for Essay Criticizing Twitter's 'Angels'

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Twitter users' "unrealistic expectation of puritanism from others" as she recounted the fallout from her past comments on transgender women in a new essay.The Nigerian feminist author faced backlash in 2017, after she said in an interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News that she saw "trans women as trans women"—leading some critics to take it as an implication that she didn't see them as real women.And in her essay "It is Obscene: A True Reflection in Three Parts," published on Tuesday, Adichie has looked back on the criticism she faced at the time on social media—most notably from someone with whom she had previously enjoyed a close relationship.After recounting the betrayal she felt at the hands of the person in question, Adichie shared a.

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