A few days ago, scarily prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates decided to start tweeting ignorant racist thoughts on all sorts of topics! Why? Who knows!

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There was this:

Where 99.3% of women report having been sexually harassed & rape is epidemic—Egypt—natural to inquire: what's the predominant religion?

— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) July 5, 2013

(It's certainly not "American.")

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There was also this:

Trying to imagine a society (not prison) where 99.3% of men report being sexually harassed & (male) rape is epidemic....

— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) July 5, 2013

and this:

No one wants to acknowledge that religion has any effect upon behavior—good, bad? This is hard to comprehend. To what purpose, then?

— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) July 5, 2013

Writers expressed their outrage/simply cringed, but that didn't deter her from sharing her thoughts on the Trayvon Martin trial today.

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If Zimmerman had killed another "white man"—would any of his supporters care at all about him now? & why not?

— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) July 9, 2013

Just: shhhh.