November 2012: My body is not obscene; veiling it is
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On October 31, 2012
- 8 Comments
- Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar
November 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is mine!
You can read why I did it in support of Egyptian atheist and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy by reading my interview with Now Lebanon entitled ‘Stripping for Iran’. As I said:
When you are faced with an Islamic movement that considers you to be worth half of what a man is worth and demands that you be bound, gagged, veiled and segregated, then nudity becomes an important form of resistance and dissent as well as solidarity.
Nudity is the antithesis of veiling. It is a very modern way of challenging Islamism and the veil. Islamists want us covered up, hidden, not seen and not heard; we refuse to comply.
In many places – from Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iraq to even Islamist strongholds in Britain and the West – it is a crime to be an unveiled or improperly veiled woman. In such a situation, nudity is an important way of saying: “Enough! No More!”
By the way, here is my censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t allow nudity…
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