November 18, 2011
( Aliaa Mahdy h/t UKGuardian
and Libra Bunda
) Put on trial the artists’ models who posed nude for art schools until the early 70s, hide the art books and destroy the nude statues of antiquity, then undress and stand before a mirror and burn your bodies that you despise to forever rid yourselves of your sexual hangups before you direct your humiliation and chauvinism and dare to try to deny me my freedom of expression”.
If they only knew at the Guardian what kind of reverse situation we have in the West. Men are denied their freedom to express themselves in the name of feminism… but BRAVO to those who understand proportion and moderation
It was in Egypt, after all, that the ruling military junta stripped women of both headscarves (detained female activists were made to strip) and hymens when it subjected them to “virginity tests” last March, by which a soldier inserted two fingers into their vaginal opening. What are the military’s “virginity tests
“, but a cheap tactic to humiliate and silence? When sexual assault parades as a test of the “honour” of virginity, then posing in your parents’ home in nothing but stockings, red shoes and a red hair clip is an attack towards all patriarchs out there.
I’m not drawing a pure direct parallel. Obviously the situation in the West is reactionary; intending to protect women,.. (though at times is downright racist and a means to further power when there are few male heirs in a culture because of low birth rate in the West).