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(Divorced Barbie) !باربی مطلقه

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

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باربی مطلقه!

با تشکر از: اقلیما

20 شهریور 1386

(باربی، Barbie، عروسکی نمادین از زنی غربی است که ارزشهایش در تجملات مادی خلاصه میشود.)

یک روز پدری در راه  برگشتن از کار به  خانه ناگهان به خاطرمی آورد که روز تولد دخترش است.  اوفورأ سر راه خودش را به فروشگاه اسباب بازی فروشی رسانده  و از فروشنده میپرسد:

“ببخشید، قیمت عروسک های باربی که در ویترینه، چنده؟”

فروشنده میگه:

” منظورتون کدومه،  آقا؟

  قیمت باربی ورزشکار 20هزار تومن،

باربی خریدکن  20هزار تومن،

باربی ساحلی  20هزار تومن،

 باربی رقاص  20هزار تومن،

باربی باله ای  20هزار تومن،

 باربی فضانورد  20هزار تومن،

 باربی اسکیت باز 20هزار تومن،

و باربی مطلقه 250هزار تومنه.”

پدر متحیرانه می پرسه:

” چی؟! چرا باربی مطلقه 250هزاز تومن و بقیه فقط 20 هزار تومنه؟”

فروشنده خانم که قدری عصبانی شده بود چشم قهره ای میره،  نفس عمیقی  می کشه و میگه:

 ” آقا…، باربی مطلقه شامل ماشین کن(شوهر قبلی باربی)، خونه کن، قایق کن، مبلمان کن، کامپیوتر کن، … و یکی از دوستان کنه!”.

اطلاعات بیشتر:

(در کشورهای غربی، خصوصأ آمریکا، قضات دادگاهای  طلاق میتوانند در صورت تمایل/ترفند زن،  تقریبأ تمام منابع مادی را از مرد گرفته و به زن مطلقه بدهند. متاسفانه زنان مهاجری که حاضرند شرافت و تعهد انسانی خود را به مادیات زندگی بفروشند، قادر بوده اند با سوء استفاده از دادگاههای غربی، از طلاق به عنوان دستاویزی برای تصاحب منابع مادی همسرانشان بهره گیرند.)

نمایش مکانیزم بیولوژیکی زنان برای تسلط  بر مردان و غصب اموال آنها، ویدئومستند

Barbie

Western Divorce

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Divorced Barbie!

One day a father gets out of work and on his way home, he suddenly remembers that it’s his daughter’s birthday. He pulls over to a toy shop and asks the salesperson,

“How much for one of those Barbie’s in the display window?”

The salesperson answers,

“Which one do you mean, sir?

We have:

Work Out Barbie for $19.95,

Shopping Barbie for $19.95,

Beach Barbie for $19.95,

Disco Barbie for $19.95,

Ballerina Barbie for $19.95,

Astronaut Barbie for $19.95,

Skater Barbie for $19.95,

and Divorced Barbie for $249.95.”

The amazed father asks:

“It’s what?!

Why is the Divorced Barbie $249.95 and the others only $19.95?”

The annoyed salesperson rolls her eyes, sighs, and answers:

“Sir …,Divorced Barbie comes with:

Ken’s Car, Ken’s House, Ken’s Boat, Ken’s Furniture, Ken’s Computer and …One of Ken’s Friends“.

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Book Review: “300″ by Frank Miller

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

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Title: 300

Author: Frank Miller (Story & Drawings) & Lynn Varley (Coloring)

Hardcover: 88 pages

Publisher: Dark Horse (darkhorse.com)

Publication: 1999

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1569714027

Dimensions: 12.9 x 9.9 x 0.6 inches

Price: $30 US

This is a comic book, namely a book full of hand-drawn cartoons with few words or short sentences on each page. I read it last weekend and found it very offending to the Persians. This is not my personal impression but a truth. On the back of the book, Frank Miller himself summarizes it as following:

“The army of Persia - a force so vast it shakes the earth with its march - is poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of mysticism and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction is a tiny detachment of just three hundred warriors. But these warriors are more than men… they are Spartans.”

Although it is said that “300” is a fictional cartoon book but I believe Frank Miller does not have such illusion. He has tried very hard to portrait his book as a history work when he recommends the following books as “Recommended Readings”:

The Hot Gates by William Golding,

The Histories by Herodotus,

Thermopylae: The Battle for the West by Ernle Bradford,

The Western Way of War by Victor Davis Hanson.

This book purposefully degrades Persians and flies in the face of historical facts. It purposefully demeans Persians in general and their King Xerxes in particular unjstly. Although “300″ book has small fonts for its general text but it uses one of the largest fonts in the book in red color for writing “Persians!” as a caption of a group of soldiers with evil faces. If the discriminating views of this book were brought to light when it was published in 1999 then probably Hollywood would not dare to make ‘The 300’ movie based on this book.

Frank Miller has created many other comic books which have been turned into movies including Batman and Spiderman. However, they have been all fictionally and none has been targeting real people, not to mention Persians, one of the oldest civilized nations.

It is very interesting to learn why Frank Miller has written such a Persian demeaning book? Here is the reason as mentioned in the Time Magazine article of March 12, 2007 called “The Art of War” by Lev Grossman:

{In 1962 a boy named Frank Miller went to the movies with his parents. The movie was Rudolph Maté’s The 300 Spartans. Miller was 5. “It had a deep, deep effect on me,” Miller says. “I actually snuck across the theater in order to confer with my dad and make sure the heroes really were dying. I stopped thinking of heroes as being the people who got medals at the end or the key to the city and started thinking of them more as the people who did the right thing and damn the consequences.” When Miller grew up, he created a comic book about the Battle of Thermopylae called simply “300″.}

Not only Frank Miller but also many people especially youth get their history lessons from movies and novels, accept them as facts and then act upon them!

But the sad fact is that even well-educated westerners do not realize the historical inaccuracies in this book especially the way it has portrayed Persians. To prove my point, I quote the most thoughtful review I could find about 300 book on Amazon here:

{He’s taken one of the most glorious stories in human history and dumbed it down BELOW the level of the most moronic Saturday morning cartoon you can find on the tube.


‘Historical accuracy’ isn’t the issue in this particular case. Hollywood screenwriters fashion entire careers around doing violence to history. ART is the issue, which is why I get REALLY pissed off with giddy amateur reviewers breathlessly proclaiming ‘300’ as “One of the great graphic novels of our time”.


If ever there was a story that cried out for richness of detail and vivid coloration, it’s this one. Instead, we get paint-roller draftsmanship, a color palette lifted from a highway road-kill, and dialog that’s about as eloquent as two Neanderthals grunting at each other. (Which is understandable, since that’s obviously Miller’s target audience.)


Some reviewers have recommended Stephen Pressman’s ‘Gates of Fire’ as an antidote to ‘300’. Their intentions are good, but they forget that we’re dealing with semi-literate hardship cases who get their history lessons from comic books.
If you would like to see what a REAL graphic novel looks like, check out any of the Alan Moore/Eddie Campbell collaborations.}

Review by: Ali Talebinejad
April 6, 2007

Happy Chahar-Shanbe Souri!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

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Chahar-Shanbe Souri is an old Iranian tradition which is celebrated on the last Tuesday night of the Persian year. For details see:

http://www.iranonline.com/festivals/Chahar-shanbaeh-sori-english/index.html

Try to save a young man from execution!

Friday, March 9th, 2007

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Executing a young man who at the age of 17 had tried to defend his life against unprovoked attack is against many human and social principles. You can try to save the life of this young man from Fasa simply by signing  the petition in this link: http://www.petitiononline.com/RezaA/petition.html

Please see an appeal from his brother at:        

http://shirin.mit.edu/blog/?p=139

or

 http://www.helpreza.blogsky.com/?PostID=1

Save Reza Alinejad from death. His execution is set for next month.

Friday, March 9th, 2007

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Dear Friends,

I am Meghdad Alinejad from Fasa, Iran. My brother Reza has been in prison for past 5 years and is now facing imminent execution for a killing his attacker  in self-defence when he was 17 years old.

This is the story: When Reza and his friend were on their way to home, two men started harassing them with profanities. Then one of them started to attack Reza with Nunchaku (a Japanese weapon used in marshal arts). Attackers then surrounded Reza so he couldn’t escape and injured him by a blow to his head. While Reza was defending himself from attackers one of them was stabed and killed.
Witnesses have testified that Reza was defencing himself.
The second attacker has testified that they (the attackers) started to attack Reza and his friend by Nunchaku and Reza was only defencing himself.

My brother needs your help. Please do whatever you can to save his life soon because his execution is scheduled to go ahead in one month.

Here are what you can do:

1. Sign this electronic petition :    

http://www.petitiononline.com/RezaA/petition.html

2. Please write a letter to Iranian head of Judiciary Ayatollah Shahroudi asking for a stay of execution and a fair re-trial.

Head of the Judiciary,
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Justice Ministry BLDG. - Panzdah-Khordad (ARK) Sq.
Tehran, Iran
Phone: 98 (21) 391-1109
Fax:     98 (21) 390-4986
Email:  info@dadgostary-tehran.ir
           (In the email subject line write: URGENT LETTER TO AYATOLLAH HASHEMI SHAHROUDI )
Web:  http://iranjudiciary.org/contactus-feedback-fa.html
Note: The fields are written in Persian. The first line is for your Name, 2nd your email, and the 3rd field is the subject which should read ‘URGENT LETTER TO AYATOLLAH HASHEMI SHAHROUDI’ and 4th field is for your comments)

For more information please see:

A. http://www.helpnazanin.com/Updates.aspx#20070301

B. http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&FriendID=11680226

C. http://www.stopchildexecutions.com/

Woman Fashion Show in Tehran

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

      Iranian Model in colorful outfit       

A model at Tehran Fasion Show in Jan. 2007.

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A Unique Yalda History & Culture Presentation

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

English Version:

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Watch this unique Yalda presentation to learn about another cultural icon of Iran. You can download this presentation and its instructional README file from the Yalda page of Shirin site:

http://www.shirin-center.org/yalda/yaldaEnglish.pps

http://www.shirin-center.org/yalda/englishREADME.html