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Thinking About Race and Beauty Overseas

11 May

So I’ve been following this movement a bit through facebook, and I think it’s worth a look if you don’t already know what it is. Here’s an explanatory experpt:

A remarkable and unusual sort of civil disobedience has been triggered in Marivan, a city in the Kurdistan Province of Iran. On April 15, an Iranian court in the city forced a male convict to wear traditional Kurdish women’s clothes in public, perceiving it as a humiliating punishment. Kurdish feminists of the Marivan Women’s Community protested against this misogynistic decision on the streets of Marivan in red traditional clothes, similar to the Kurdish bride robe that the convicts had to wear, and they were confronted by violent security forces.

Then, in solidarity with the women, Kurdish men took an extraordinary initiative by dressing as Kurdish women and posting their photos on social media.

Go check out the article. Also, this is their facebook page, where you can see more images like the ones in their facebook cover photo below.

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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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