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Castle of Lies

Plot: Once upon a time there was girl blessed with a curious, brilliant, open mind, and an idea of living life according to her own terms. She was enthusiastic, brave with full of talents and all she wanted is to discover deeper understanding about life itself.

Lets play a game and place her in different historical time in the last 2000 years intervals.

The age is around 450AD, the girl is beautiful, young, and instead of the usual women's path of becoming a housewife, she decided to research Astrology. She had built her own astrolabes and she provided several studies about the planetary alignments. Her intellect received recognition in high circles. Her brilliant logical mind was high above the era and her sparkling presence gave her a royal ambiance. Several men tried to be her husband but she refused all of them and declared not to participate any kind of sexual relationship.

Her name was Hypatia of Alexandria, and her sin was to be born as a woman and to dare to reject to be a subject of a man, and to follow the ancient path of worshiping Mother Earth referred as Pagan.

In 450AD, village mob with Christian beliefs grabbed her to the market floor, teared her dress off from her, pulled her, raped her and tore her body into pieces. Her death was one of the most calculated and most violent murder of that time.

Go forward and jump up in time...

The year is 2015, the girl name is Farkunda of Kabul, a beautiful young 27 years old girl, a religious teacher with an open mind, who likes investigating different topics and discussing political and religious matters. She is also single with a belief that she has the right to choose her life path.

Her sin is most probably to have brain and to dare to be alive.

On 19th of March, village mob with Islamic beliefs grabbed her, beaten her to death while others were standing, watching and taking video of it.

Jump a bit farther in time....

The year is 2022, the girl name is Mahsa Amini of Teheran, a highly talented, beautiful 22 years old girl, who came home for a week to get her University papers signed.

On 16th September a so called 'morality police' arrested her with a sin that her hair came out from her head-scarf. She was beaten to death by police forces.

If you dare to dig deeper you would find much more alike stories from our Patriarchic world. The reality is you do not need to go far to see how it works. If you are a single woman on your own choice, who wish to use and improve your skills and talent in science, and dare to stand up to build something creative and unique, that is perfectly enough to trigger sick-minded people to build a castle of lie around you according to their own dirty mind in order to capture you inside and silence you.

It does not matter which religion it is, it does not even need to be a religion. The propaganda will work just as well. Do you remember how people attacked others based upon their health-choice couple of months ago?

Mother Earth is in danger, they said. But, it is not the climate change you need to be worried about. It is the hatred what is spreading and it is highly contagious. It is the intention to divide and conquer and the idea what does not allow you to rely to your own thoughts, specially if you are a female. It is the complete cut off from your intuitive feminine side. And while the media is speaking about global warming, I am speaking about the area of frozen hearts, which leads to cruelty and violence, when any women can be silenced by men brutality.

If I have learnt something about Mother Earth is that: We are looking for improvement on the wrong direction. It is not by stricter dictatorial restriction which lead us to the solution, but the opposite.

It is to open up towards each other and start to listen and accept each other.

When we start to teach our Men that it is ok to cry and it is ok to feel, when we give an open path to all our women to be free and be who they truly are, that is how Mother Earth is healing, and that is what could bring real change to the system.


picture: Shamsia Hassani

In memoriam of Hypatia, Farkunda, Masha Amini - R.I.P.

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