(Some of the following is reposted from Maryam Namazie’s blog.)
Young members of the Worker-communist Party of Iran who live in Iran have joined the scream! Since they would be executed for this act, their faces are covered with slogans saying ‘Long Live Women’s Freedom’, ‘No to Hejab’, ‘No to Islamic Reaction’, and ‘No to Gender Discrimination’. They have printed the calendar and pasted it behind them. This photo has made my day.
I’m a strong proponent of women’s rights, especially in counties like Iran where women are treated more like belongings than individual human beings. So seeing these people taking part in this project is heartwarming to say the least. Power to them!
Anyone is able to take part in this Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar. Below is a brief description of the project:
Today – 8 March 2012 International Women’s Day – the Nude Photo Revolutionaries Calendar is being launched in homage to Egyptian atheist, student and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a nude photo of herself, announcing the post on Twitter under the hashtag, #NudePhotoRevolutionary.
The calendar is the idea of campaigner Maryam Namazie to support Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and join her ‘screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy’.