Sunday, April 10, 2011

READ-A-THON (April 2011): Hour 21

Stella Matulina is challenging us to find an image on the internet that well represents the book we are currently reading.

Well, I am currently reading The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman, which is about Amazon-type women. So I think that this image is a good representation of the story...

The funny thing is that I think this image is supposed to be of Ancient Iranian Women Warriors. If so, then obviously women used play a much stronger role in Iranian culture before they were stomped down and forced to fully shroud themselves in a hijab. Which makes it even more startling for me to see what the women in that culture have become. How difficult it must have been for them to go from being such strong individuals to having no identity.

Go women warriors!

1 comment:

Memory said...

Wow, I had no idea there were female Iranian warriors at one point! It's terrible that these pieces of history get glossed over.