Thank you kindly.
Tehran University 1977 (دانشگاه تهران - زمستان سال ١٣٥٥)
Yes, women do have a role in perpetuating gender roles. Feminism hasn’t contributed to the whole men-as-lust-filled-monsters thing, feminist theory constantly dissolved that idea. I think gender roles/gender disparity are a combination of patriarchal cultural values and outdated evolutionary roles that made sense once but become twisted into misogyny in a modern cultural context.
I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
(at the Avis Frank Gallery, 1606 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77009)
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