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Got bored. This was the end result.

Subjective idea: what inspired me to create this was a book I've been obsessing about called "Murder In The Name of Honour" by Ranna Husseini. It describes a horrific and uphill battle against so-called honour killings, and how backwards many countries are in terms of women's rights, dividing religion from culture, and lack of care for the voiceless.

Women in certain regions- from Jordan to India- are looked down upon, and their virginity ultimately defies them as either an "honourable object" or "deflowered scum". Even being gang-raped or molested by their father is seen solely as the woman's fault, and she's often punished by being stoned to death or assassinated.

Little work has been done to raise awareness and make change. Many problems in the world need to be resolved- this is one of them.
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Rho-Mu-31 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. o_o
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SkarrDWar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really really really awesome and Beautiful pic:) is amazing=D
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Shaakespeare Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is perfect art. <3
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nohlja Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
This has such a poignant and moving element! The coloration and expression are perfect, along with how the material seems to float off the edge of the photo.
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NiennatheWise Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Breathtakingly poignant and beautiful!
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Armageist Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Kudos to you for bringing attention to this.

Some of the worst pictures I've seen are the women who were lit ablaze or had battery acid thrown at them in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

There are no words to describe the suffering they have to endure.
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The horror stories I've read go on and on, and sadly, most of these heartless murders are covered up as accidents or suicides. It's usually the youngest man of the family who is appointed with this dreaded task, and all murderers are classed as "heroes", often praised in prison [where they have a ridiculously short sentence] by other morons in their league.
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TransformerLlama Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy, my English class talked about honour killings a few days ago! This captures the feeling so well with the defensive, innocent pose and the daunting colour. It's just beautiful! And lovely of you to raise awareness :]
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad to hear it's been spoken about in classes! The next generation really do hold the "fate" of the future. I hope so-called honour killings become part of the past, although I know it's gonna be a long and daunting road. Thankyou!
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TransformerLlama Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, things like that take quite a long time and will probably be difficult to achieve peacefully, but I'm sure eventually it'll happen and anything helps as long as people are doing something.
As a side note, I really like the Arabic touch to the makeup with the eyeliner continuing to the inner corner of the eye, all the minute details of this photo really make it stunning!
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jankware Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful portrait, the model is sweet and stunning. The black and white color with crisp detail in the woman's wrap is a very nice touch.
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much!
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hippierose Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice, great that your being inspired by and helping to spread the word on such things.
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :]
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joshdigit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Itz amazing! :wow:
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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RaZr-XGT Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You should get bored more frequently. The result is epically awesome :iconiheartitplz:
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyouuu!!
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RaZr-XGT Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome, lady :iconimwinkingplz:
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   Photographer
Lovely indeed :)
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PSK-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Wow! This is an amazing photo!
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou ^^
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xOxChrystalxOx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured you here [link] :cuddle:
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Much thanks!!! :D
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Colonel-Majora-777 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you look great in this pic. Very nicely taken.
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou!
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LemonSession Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Ne yazsam bilemedim,Güzel bir çalışma: )
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
[had to translate this, haha] thankyou~
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jaffacakesandpopcorn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Really good and great inspiriation, you should get bored more often :D

Society is just an illusion as humans we ae still mostly savages, most of the world is still so backward its stunning to see just how stupid and mean most people are. In some countries they will sow a girls vagina up so she cant have sex! Then in africa youve got men raping babies to cure themselves of aids, as only a virgin will cure them and the only way to make sure its a virgin is to rape a 1yr old baby girl, opening it up with a machette and fucking its dying body. Then theyve got witch doctors etc. Fucking disgraceful, horrifyingly stupid and religions dont help either, but they are a good way to control people and make money, so i dont expect them to go anywhere soon especially in poorer or uneducated countries.

Viewed from accross space this planet would seem to have a virus, covered in microscopic bacteria destroying the planet, that virus is humans. I often wonder what we will eventually evolve into, like after our human state, we were once lil rodents afterall, then monkeys and now humans and in millions of years what next? and will we ever learn to stop killing each other, but maybe thats what got us to where we are today, most of life just kills and eats everything else, why should we be any different..

Middle east does have some strange ideas about women, might as well be slaves. Then again it wasnt until 1928 that women got equal voting rights here in supposedly civilised England, and people are still alive that were born then! I dont like most people and i can easily see why hahaaaaa! :D
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You and your words omg! We need more people in this planet that think and feel the same way!!
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jaffacakesandpopcorn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Its just what i see as obvious to me, i just think and write :D We are so lucky to be alive on this lil planet, and yet we just fuck each other over in a race to be better, to satisfy our greed, so sad, as a race we could achieve so much if we were positive and worked together, i think we have along way to evolve before we are that good. Maybe an alien invasion would see us unite, at least temporarily, as afterwards im sure we go back to being nasty, as a race we a still so retarded.

I wonder if most men who look down on women realise they started of in life as a woman before they changed into a man, i wonder if they realise why they still have nipples and a join line from theyre ass accross thier balls to the tip of there dick? probably not :D

Hopefully one day all of mankind will have equal rights. Regardless of colour, sex, heritage, money, political standing. Corruption and religion will no longer exist, instead of war, will will put the resources into finding cures for diseases, cancer, aids, even charities these days are corrupt and steal our money through the collection of funds, using seperate companies to filter off sometimes upto 100% of the money before it even reaches the charity!

I once told a girl in England that the women in the middle east (cant remeber the exact country) wernt allowed to drive at all or even leave their houses without a male escort and she said. "yeah thats ok though they dont know any better" :omfg: I said they do they have internet you know, they dont live in a cave! Seriously what hope have we got, might as well push this planet into the sun right now :rofl:

For many different reasons, a child somewhere in the world dies from starvation/malnutrition every 5 seconds, 15,000 a day, 6 million every year. I find that mindblowingly bad, i imagine the bodies pilling up in my lounge every 5 seconds and think.. wtf! those were people, where do all the bodies go? vultures i guess or back into the soil. Hopefully the worlds population will decline to 1 billion or less, we will have to stop breeding like rabbits before starvation becomes a thing of the past, we cant keep mining for dwindling natural resources, landfilling rubbish, it will have to stop.

I think most humans 60-80% are nasty and will fuck anyone over given the slightest opportunity. But that i guess is why we have got to where we are, through evolution and war we have made weapons, made discoveries. Thankfully we also have to die to evolve as i would hate to think what state the human race would be in if we lived to say even 5000 years old.. the world would be run by a backward thinking bunch of war loving power mad corrupt lunatics! .. oh wait.. it is today :rofl: But im sure it would be worse :D

Without evolution i wouldnt exist, but because of it i cant survive and i hate that as id love to live for millions of years, see the universe and beyond, travel and see eveything and choose when id had enough. But at the same time im happy to be here at all, happy my sperm was a good swimmer, happy to be alive even in this fucked up mess of a world :D

I often wonder, if you got a lil cute fish out of the sea and you made it smart enough to understand how the world worked above the waves, would it be like "omg thats terrible what have you done" and cry..or would it be like.. "yeah sure youve messed the world up a bit with your concrete and polution, but as far as you treating each other.. thats nothing.. you want to see what happens down here its a 24/7 slaughterhouse and thats before you humans kidnap us like aliens from above with your nets" :faint:

Hahaha! :D off topic and i type wayyyy to much :typerhappy: :rofl:
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS.
As long as long letters are full of smart thing, I'm happy. This made me "very" happy.

Unfortunately, I don't see humanity changing, not even in the long run.
As we overpopulate and use up every natural resource until it dies out, we'll become more desperate, more vile, more heartless. I've been reading a book about the world's worst dictators, and how they've stripped their territories clean of all that is good, all for a bit of gold in their pockets... it'll get that way globally- eventually.
The only way for our race to survive for many more years would be to migrate to more planets, but not even that would end war and misery. Who knows, maybe by then we will run into an alien race that could either do their best or worst. Regardless, we need to wake up RIGHT NOW.

In regards to women's rights in the Middle East, it's going to take a VERY long time for traditionalist views to change, but there is progress. People are more aware of these so-called honour killings and are beginning to voice their opinion. Sad thing is that most actions are halted by the governments, ran by old men who are backwards in regards to morals. Many children are bred to think that beating women is a custom, and should be done to prove "how much of a man you are".
However, what Westerners must realise is that a large percentage os people in these countries are against any act of voilence, and many husbands adore their wives and have never laid a hand on them. Good people do exist- they're just being oppressed by voilent groups. People in 1st-world countried don't see this [they only see the scary terrorist lol], and need to take a more rational view.
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jaffacakesandpopcorn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Oh thats good ill write some moe then haha! :giggle:

Yeah your probably right, i like to see the positve things in life but its more likely to get a lot worse haha! :rofl: Even with solar and wind power, once petrol runs out for the average person in 40 years, the whole worlds going to be a mess, sure we can use electric cars but how many people will be able to afford those and they dont go very far, the logistics chain for food and goods cant be run on limited milage electric trucks and if they were the trucks would be full of batteries, cost more to buy, carry less and the price of food would go right up, leaving people poor and miserable.

Ships would have to be solar/wind powered and they would be so slow, Planes couldnt run on biofuel because they wouldnt be any land left to farm it on. Police couldnt chase you very far and they wouldnt have helicopters, crime would go up. Once society collapses it will be like a mad max film lol, people will just return to the savage animals they always were. With faster global warming and population explosions expected to reach 12-14 billion, the sea levels are rising and it wont be long now before the poles are nearly totally melted, land flooded and overcrowding, homelessness, no sewage, disease maybe even plagues.

Youre right there is change, people are fighting for a better society, i saw a girls school on tv in the middle east, it was full of bullet holes, shot at by the religous men to scare them from going there, the brave girls arrived by bus covering up until inside so as to not be identified, i was like thats just madness, total insanity, maybe one day the women will revolt and shoot them all, give them a taste of there own medicine! :D

Funny that when most people get rich they want to hide behind a big wall and seperate themselves from everyone else, i would, even living somewhere expensive id have big gates or live on a private estate/island :D Our idea of paradise is to be away from our fellow humans, doesnt say much for us does it haha!

In some ways nows the time to be alive haha! We have the benifit of modern technology, fast worldwide travel, comunications, medicine. Im 39 now so by the time petrol becomes so expensive it might as well have ran out ill be 79 and although i want to live to 120 :boogie: if the world did turn really nasty then at least i had a good time while it lasted, im just thankfull to have been born a man and not been born in a repressive country, although my current one does suck and is so corrupt, it could be a lot worse.

If someone can actually invent a new power source that really works and doesnt kill us all with pollution in the process then we might be fine, we can carry on killing each other until we evolve brains big enough to think :D right up until another meteorite hits us and wipes us out :rofl:

When i see nasa going to mars and all the talk of humans going there to live to be "saved", i feel they are missing the point, afterall we are just life, sure im special cuz im a human but if i was an ant id happily kill all humans to save my baby ant, i wouldnt care less about them. So the way i see it is, life will continue on mars, hopefully in human form but if not then just put some atmosphere creating bacteria (from the seabed in the bahamas) on there and let it do its thing over a few million years, maybe we shouldnt do it, were like a disease :giggle: but in the end the whole universe is fucked anyway our galaxy is going to be hit by a bigger one next to us wiping eveything out so we might as well have some fun while we are alive and continue "life" as we know it? They might out evolve us though and wipe us out :rofl:

They recently found a new part of the universe, its big and its moving in a different diection to our big bang, so theres lots for us to colonise, maybe we are just food placed here by another giant race, left to colonise before harvest :lmao:

This animated gif of the known univese puts thing into perspective [link]
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Ryubel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is a horrible situation.....very nice upload though....i wanna say more but i know my mouth is gonna get me in deep s*** with you..hahaha
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