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Rhonda Bell is a mixed-media, fiber, and paper artist living in Austin, Texas. She is editor for All Info about Art Swaps site. A site dedicated to trading and exchanging art. that includes articles on Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), Altered Books, Altered Playing Cards, Art Dolls, Assemblage Art, Art Journals, Collage, Mail Art, Zines, Decos (decorated friendship books), Chunky Books, Greeting Cards, Tags, and other paper crafts.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

I'm currently reading Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. The book takes place in Iran and is told by an Iranian literature professor.

I'm a most struck by the discrimination and loss of rights the author and the other Iranian women are forced to suffer in the name of religion.

She uses literature to draw correlations between what is happening in the stories and what is happening in Iran.

I see a correlation between her story and what is going on now in the United States against gays and lesbians. I can't imagine being rounded up for being queer but neither did the women of Iran think they'd be forced back into the chador and veil again and have their rights taken.

Kinda scary this time we live in!! And how history repeats itself and we just don't learn.


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