November 22nd Birthday Love: Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi

The regime had understood that one person leaving her house while asking herself:
Are my trousers long enough?
Is my veil in place?
Can my make-up be seen?
Are they going to whip me?

No longer asks herself:
Where is my freedom of thought?
Where is my freedom of speech?
My life, is it liveable?
What’s going on in the political prisons?

-Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis

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