Beautiful and talented Golshifteh Farahani has posted nude pictures of herself. So far so good. I have no problem with that. She is beautiful and free to do this. My issue is with Shahin Najafi's comment. In part of his comment, he writes:"
"آی خط شکن . من در برابرت سر تعظیم فرود می آورم و شرمنده ام و از هم اکنون ، تمام وجودم اشک و ترس است از دشنام هایی که نثارت می شود. آی دختر وحشی و معصوم-نگاهِ شرقیِ غمگین. تو را به برهنگی آسمانی ات سوگند که آنچه کردی ،کرد دیگرانی را که تو را محصور و مهجور می خواستند."
Golshifteh has taken off her clothes. Najafi's comment makes it look like as if Golshifteh has done some kind of sacrifice. For all we know, Golshifteh might have had business motives for her action. Now she is signaling that she has no problem with nudity. Also as an artist, even though she is originally from Iran, she might be much more comfortable with nudity than average Iranian woman.
I don't agree with those criticizing Golshifteh for posing nude. On the other hand, I don't believe in elevating her to a higher position because she has taken off her clothes. I see Madonna/whore complex in action in the comments that people make regarding Golshifteh posing nude. Here is a definition of this complex from Wikipedia. :
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, (and the dark one today)
In Freudian psychoanalysis, a Madonna–whore complex is a psychological complex that is said to develop in the human male when he sees all women not as individuals, but as either saintly Madonnas or debased prostitute-like personalities. This dichotomy limits women's sexual expression because it offers two mutually exclusive ways to construct a sexual identity. The duality implies that women must assume subservient roles, either as madonnas to be protected or as whores to be punished by men."
This started as a comment in respose to second posting of Najafi's comment and then I realized that a blog would be better. On a thread regarding Golshifteh's pictures, one commentator correctly noted, that people's comments reveals more about them and I think Najafi's comment reveals his mentality. By the way, I don't know much about him. I know he is a singer.
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