Sorry about the bad joke. I couldn´t help it. When things are very tragic & tense I sometimes joke. Guess I caught that from the husband-as I have mentioned earlier he´s a comedian-& he likes to joke about taboos. Well anyway…yesterday I attended a demonstration in front of my old work: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A group from my ethnic minority gathered to create some attention on the fact that the minority are chased like animals & have been for decades & probably longer. You see we´re actually two minorities in one-a religious minority & ethnic minority-yes that is bad luck. That is like being an African jew or a gay man with dwarfism-I am sorry if I offend you- I am merely talking facts-not saying that anyone are worth less -quite the contrary. When you´re not a part of the norm you often get picked on & in this case people are killed. The minority that I am talking about are called hazaras. They have lived in Afghanistan for centuries & were victims of genocide under the taliban ( and also before ). You probably never heard about this, because it´s all about who has the power to decide what goes in the media. And since hazaras are often poor & illiterate with no power- the government does not care if they live or die, because of the corruption. Yesterday the protest were mostly for the genocide going on in Quetta in Pakistan. You see a part of the minority have been living on the other side of the Afghan border-in Pakistan. For the last 10 years or so it has been a crazy place to live. Hazaras are easily recognized because we don´t look like Pakistanis. We look South Asian. So people are bombed or gunned down because of their ethnicity & religion. It is so sad. I still have family there & I see my mother worry about her friends & family-& when someone is killed. Since it´s not easy to leave the country & flee ( people are smuggled out if they can pay & the trip is not first class – people often die or are put in jail ) We were there to ask the Danish government to help put pressure on Pakistan so this madness can stop. But I´m pessimistic. It´s like talking to a wall. And the wall as you know doesn´t listen.
Can you imagine being scared of being killed, because of what you are? A thing that you can not control-you are just born that way. Probably not-because when people think genocide-they tend to think of Holocaust-like it´s the only time it happened. It is happening right now & to a lot of different people in different countries. So sad. Enough with the hate & hatecrimes-it´s really getting old.
Since you read the entire post I am giving you a treat: A nice fashion picture-since it is a fashion blog.
They make such a cute couple: Zoe Kravitz & Penn Badgley at Coachella. You´re welcome ; )