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mashallahblog:

"Of Course Mona, Harara, Blue Bra Lady, Emad" 
Screenprints by Ganzeer
ganzeerism
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Four screenprints I designed in Cairo sometime in 2013, screenprinted by Kevin Caplicki in Brooklyn at Bushwick Print Lab.

Top image - from left to right:

Title: Of Course, Mona
Edition: 30 
Dimensions: 19x25 Inches
Media: screenprint on paper
Description: “Of course the army has protected the revolution” is juxtaposed against an image of Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian-American journalist, who was sexually assaulted and had both her arms broken by Egyptian Riot police during a protest against military rule in November 2011.

Title: Of Course, Harara
Edition: 30 
Dimensions: 19x25 Inches
Media: screenprint on paper
Description: “Of course the army has protected the revolution,” a sentence much propagated by the Egyptian regime since the fall of Mubarak is juxtaposed against a portrait of Ahmed Harara, an Egyptian protestor who lost an eye to a bullet on January 28th, 2011, and the other eye during anti-military protests-become-clashes near the Ministry of Interiors on November 19, 2011, a day known as the Battle of the Eyes of Freedom where many protestors lost their eyes to a police sniper.

Title: Of Course, Blue Bra Lady
Edition: 30 (depicted above is a version hand-colored with blue and pink highlights)
Dimensions: 19x25 Inches
Media: screenprint on paper
Description: The text reads “Of course the army has protected the revolution.” This sentence, regularly propagated by the Egyptian regime since the spark of the Egyptian revolution is juxtaposed against the backdrop of one protestor who’s gotten a taste of that protection first hand. Known as “The Blue Bra Girl,” this woman was unclothed, and severely kicked and beaten by several Military Police officers during a protest on December 17th, 2011 calling on the illegitimacy of Egyptian Parliament.

Title: Of Course, Emad
Edition: 30 
Dimensions: 19x25 Inches
Media: screenprint on paper
Description: Sheikh Emad Effat, an Al-Azhar University Senior, was shot dead during a massive anti-parliament/anti-military protest on December 17, 2011. This, by the way, at a time when the Muslim Brotherhood was supportive of the military and had managed to dominate parliament. Sheikh Emad’s portrait is juxtaposed against a sentence commonly propagated by the regime in Egypt: “Of course the army protected the revolution.”

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queersaroundtheworld:

"Life is a process. A transition. As a transman, it’s easy to wish that I had just been born a biological male. But as I look back on my 20 years I realize that all the steps and transitions I’ve made have shaped me as a person and without those experiences, who knows who I’d be. With the current national coverage on my housing issue at George Fox University, I want to show that LGBTQ individuals can have a place in faith based education. Through this experience I have learned to speak up and speak out against discrimination. Because silence does not protect anyone.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/us/transgender-student-fights-for-housing-rights-at-george-fox-university.html

queersaroundtheworld:

"Life is a process. A transition. As a transman, it’s easy to wish that I had just been born a biological male. But as I look back on my 20 years I realize that all the steps and transitions I’ve made have shaped me as a person and without those experiences, who knows who I’d be. With the current national coverage on my housing issue at George Fox University, I want to show that LGBTQ individuals can have a place in faith based education. Through this experience I have learned to speak up and speak out against discrimination. Because silence does not protect anyone.” 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/us/transgender-student-fights-for-housing-rights-at-george-fox-university.html

(via fuckyeahqueerpeopleofcolor)

rubyvroom:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

Random guy on the street today: Smile, honey, it’s not so bad.

rubyvroom:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

Random guy on the street today: Smile, honey, it’s not so bad.

(via sexgenderbody)

janetmock:

Dascha Polanco attends the Rolando Santana Fashion Show at NYFW

Serve.

(Source: orangeis)