Calling All Nude Photo Revolutionaries
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 22, 2011
- 14 Comments
- Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Islamism, women
Remember Calendar Girls when a group of women posed nude to raise money for charity? As a follow up to the photo of Israeli women who stripped in solidarity with Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, why not make a calendar of Nude Photo Revolutionaries in homage to Aliaa and also to raise awareness on free expression and women’s rights and against misogyny and Islamism.
As Aliaa has said on her blog:
‘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 you’re interested in being part of the calendar, email me at maryamnamazie [at] gmail [dot] com.
Here are other acts of solidarity:
I want myself back, Iranian Sepideh Jamil
Tunisian Hanane Zemali [It’s her photo featured here.]