After hearing about the massacre in Nice, my husband’s co-worker told him that he was becoming afraid that “all of you are capable of this, deep down.”

By “you” he meant “Muslims.” My husband wants to go back to Turkey now. He’s burnt out. I don’t know what to say to him.

Even my liberal, progressive acquaintances are saying things like that (in a much more sophisticated way, of course.) I’m hearing and reading a lot of disingenuous shit and I am tired.


I am tired of being condescended to like I am married to the bogeyman and am too naive to know it.