Let me kiss everything that says skin, Everything that says you Every pore where I find myself! Let me smell myself from within! Let me be your flesh! There are mirrors inside That tell of me, They are shattered by tears And rebuilt for hate and desire. There are books always afloat: Empty books, Shipwrecks […]
Tag Archives: Body
I am sick and tired of conforming!
I am sick and tired of being an exploited objectified woman and citizen. I am Lebanese and in my society, beauty standards changed in the last 10-15 years. We were busy with war until the early 1990s, not paying attention to physical characteristics. When we stopped killing each other with weapons, we started a devastating competition, […]
Who’s afraid of Aliaa el Mahdy?
October 2011: a young nineteen-year-old Egyptian woman blogs a naked picture of herself. What could have been but a mundane act in the west was about to stir a passionate debate around feminism religion and nudity in the Arab world. Two years later, after having been harassed, threatened and kidnapped in her home country, Aliaa […]
يمكن تحديد عدة محاور للدراسة والمناقشة: وجود تنوع هائل في تحديد مصطلحات الجسد والقدسية في العالم وفي لبنان. تعدد مواقع السلطة في كيفية إستخدام الجسد في لبنان، وجود سلوكيات ومفاهيم وممارسات رائجة أصبحت طبيعية: الجسد مسودة ومشروع لمدى الحياة (مفهوم فرداني/ مفهوم قبلي)؛ الجراحة التجميلية/ الحمية الغذائية والأعراض النفسية والجسدية تناقض في الرسائل الإجتماعية الذي […]
The Revolution of Mentalities and the Appropriation of the Female body
Sustainable revolutions in the Middle East, and especially in the Arab World, begin with a revolution of mentalities, and the latter is based on many pillars, including the re-appropriation of the Female body. A body being in most cases oppressed, utilized, objectified, mutilated, excessively covered or uncovered… both for individual gratification and political/economical ends. Such violence […]