“Being a woman is not a means to humiliate and punish anyone”
After a policeman in the Iranian Kurdish town of Marivan paraded an accused criminal in traditional Kurdish women’s clothes in the streets in order to humiliate him, women marched in the city condemning the use of women’s attire as a kind of humiliation.
In support, an internet campaign of Kurdish and other Iranian men has sprung up showing men wearing Kurdish women’s clothes and messages and support. For example, this message says,”wearing Kurdish women’s clothes is not only not an insult, it is instead a great honor for us,” and goes on to describe how women stand side by side with men in every part of society and during wartime.
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زن بودن ابزار تحقیر و تنبیه هیچ کس نیست
(via Ajam Media Collective)
Gravity Defying Photography by Cerise Doucède
By using strings to suspend objects in midair, French photographer Cerise Doucède is able to create dream like images frozen in time. Finding inspiration in normal day to day tasks, the mundane nature of the scene is juxtaposed with the encapsulating fantasy world swirling around the subjects. Cerise also deliberately leaves the strings in shot and visible to the viewer, she does this to maintain a connection between reality and the surreal moments captured.
Don’t ever work in childcare. I spend 8 hours a day tying shoes, being a waiter, wiping butts, cleaning messes I didn’t make, breaking up fights, correcting the same behavior for the 80th time, and stressing about the safety of someone else’s precious child. But that child is one of 20. or 24. I teach nothing. And when I remember that I make less than $19,000 a year, I want to cry.
It’s exhausting. It’s thankless. I need to find a new job.