Saturday, January 01, 2005

Head Armor

"You will read in this article how the situation is going very bad to the Iraqi women.

They want to be invisible, these young women at Baghdad University explained. They were sitting in a small group – five students with pale head scarves pulled tightly around their somber faces.

They would not give their names. That would be crazy, they said. The whole point of wearing the scarves now was to be anonymous and unimportant, to avoid being singled out and followed, or kidnapped, or shot. It was more than a matter of blending in. It was a matter of disappearing into the landscape."
Baghdad Dweller


Post a Comment

<< Home