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As soon as the name of the new Roman Catholic Pope was announced the Lebanese social media was not late to celebrate “à la Libanaise”. in the sharp division between believers and skeptics, fans and critics there was a space for cute humor… (more…)

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The traffic reached from Unesco to Cola… more than 15 minutes no car could move, and here is the reason.

Note: the cars on the left and right are parked on both sides of the road by parents collecting their children from Mar Elias school – UNESCO.
For more than 15 minutes the road was blocked, the red bus couldn’t pass  till the guys removed their cars.

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The “No Smoking” sign that covers a trash bin serving as an ash tray
Dunes – Verdun

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[اضغط هنا للقراءة بالعربية] The chronic marginalization of human body in general, and the female body in particular, and the concept of shame superimposed on free body expression are eventually turning these bodies to a sharp weapon of protest. The more the body is conceptualized as “shameful” in public consciousness, the least effort it takes to make it an expression of protest. The struggle of women, whether in the setting of feminist groups or as a part of wide national movements is going in the direction of enabling the body to express, both as a mean of liberalization and a mean of protest. In a strict religious and patriarchal country  the mere presence of a fully covered female body in public can be an event, while this same body has to perform something more expressive to draw attention in a more liberal society.

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