Female Insouciance Against Male Fascism

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Saffiyah Khan says,

“You have no power at all.

Sad you amuses me.”

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Special bravery

A female’s insouciance

Against male fascism

RECOMMENDED READING:

Nosheen Iqbal: Protest photos: the power of one woman against the world (Guardian)

The shot of Saffiyah Khan calmly staring down an EDL demonstrator in Birmingham became instantly famous. Why are images like these so transfixing?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/11/protest-photos-the-power-of-one-woman-against-the-world

Frances Perraudin: Photo of woman defying EDL protester in Birmingham goes viral (Guardian)

Photograph of young woman becomes symbol of city standing up to far-right group English Defence League during demonstration.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/09/birmingham-woman-standing-in-defiance-of-edl-protester-goes-viral

Suzanne Moore: In dark times, this image has a glorious message – resistance is not futile (Guardian)

The picture of Saffiyah Khan standing up to an EDL protester in Birmingham is not just joyful – it is an uplifting reminder that one person can make a difference.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/10/saffiyah-khan-english-defence-league-edl-protest-birmingham

Jessica Elgot: “Macedonia’s lipstick protester: ‘I saw the policeman smile very slightly’” (Guardian)

Jasmina Golubovska, who planted crimson kiss on riot shield, says it is a civic duty to continue demonstrating against government.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/13/macedonia-lipstick-protester-jasmina-golubovska#img-1

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