Kyoko Hamada

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

“I want to acknowledge by this, on the one hand, that ‘a stone in a manicured hand’ is a violent response to government-sponsored violence, but I also want to keep in mind, on the other, that bodily defiance to a regime that inscribes itself minute by minute on women’s bodies—to cover up your arms, to lower your gaze, to move through public space unnoticed—becomes entirely instinctual, ordinary.” Negar Mottahedeh • Scholar and Feminist Online