Friday, September 21

Covered in Light

Tali Spencer made a great comment on yesterday's post, and it made me go digging even harder to find this (I'd wanted to post it on yesterday's comments, but couldn't find it online).

It boils down to perspective: cultural, religious, personal. I think it's really easy to forget that not everybody thinks the way "we" do (we meaning typical Western men and women).
By Malcolm Evans, cartoonist for the New Zealand Harold
See more of his work here

1 comment:

H.B. Pattskyn said...

As a fairly pale skinned ginger, I don't think anyone thought anything other than "I guess she's having a bad hair day" when I went out to run errands yesterday with my hair covered (I used a scarf, not very artfully tied, but I did my best).

I also don't live in a neighborhood with a very strong Middle Eastern or Jewish presence, which I think lends itself to folks not jumping to conclusions....

But I'm glad I did it, even if I was the only one who knew why I was covered yesterday.