Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Shrouded in Contradiction is a story about the way that cloths effect the way people are viewed in different countries around the world. The girl is torn between wearing a veil and not wearing one she says "Sometimes i hate it. Sometimes i value it". She longs for the freedom to wear cloths and walk freely down the street without being look upon for what different cloths meanings are. One of my favorite quotes from this piece was when shes controversing with a fellow woman police officer, Asayesh turns her scarf into a turban wearing it to where her neck is exposed. " Fix your scarf at once!" she snaps. "But I'm hot," i say. "You're hot?" she exclaims. "Dont you think we all are?" I Start unwinding my makeshift turban. "The men aren't hot," i mutter. This really stood out to me because she wants to be able to wear what she wants but at the same time she has respect for her homeland and the way they run things and the certain thins that they value. It would be hard to want to be your own individual and not get that chance because the way you were raised or brought up or what kind of culture you originate from.