June 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of English teacher and translator Luisa Batista.
Why I joined:
I joined the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar, because I sympathize with all people who are oppressed by their religion and/or leaders.
Women especially are being discriminated, oppressed, intimidated, sexually harassed, used and abused and treated without any respect, and very often religion is used as an excuse to justify this.
I also read about Aliaa Elmahdy’s blog and the nude photograph she posted on the internet, and the reactions she received – eg. death threats.
When I myself wrote a blog and posted it on the internet accompanied by a nude photograph, someone sent me the link to Maryam Namazie’s blog about the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar.
The human body is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of, and women should not be made to feel ashamed of their bodies.
Nude protest = peaceful protest.
We are vulnerable but strong!
Why I think the calendar is important?
I think the calendar is important, because it may help to open people’s eyes and hearts. Women – and men – who are afraid, may find courage and feel supported by the quotes and faces and bodies of the people in the calendar.
By the way, here is the censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t permit nudity…