Dora says, “My body is not your battleground!”

Dora: A Headcase, by Lidia Yuknavitch

Today marks the launch of Lidia Yuknavitch‘s new novel, Dora: a Headcase, the follow-up to her much-lauded memoir The Chronology of Water. To celebrate the launch, Lidia has decided to promote body image awareness and women’s rights issues through a viral photo campaign on her Facebook page. Here’s the explanation in her own words:

the game is based on my character Dora, who is a punk rebel bad ass. so i asked myself, what would Dora do?

if you agree to play with me, DO THIS: on August 1, by midnight, say, post a facehooker picture of yourself in your bra with a sign in front of your face that reads: “MY BODY IS NOT YOUR BATTLEGROUND. Love Dora and the Daughters of Eve.” preferably with your bra showing pretty good and your face obscured.

i’m going to come up with about 5 “games” like this to do on facehooker and elsewhere leading up to september”

Check it out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dora-A-Headcase/149190565202239

In lieu of a photo blog today, I’ll simply direct you to Lidia’s Facebook page and let you browse the beautiful variety of women’s freedom of expression.

But! This is not just a women’s issue. This is a human issue, and men are joining the movement, too. Including me. So (bravery moment), here’s my contribution to today’s campaign:

Sorry, ladies, I’m already taken — in fact, today is the 11th anniversary of the day I married my wife. You can look, but Jennifer says you can’t touch! 🙂
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4 thoughts on “Dora says, “My body is not your battleground!”

    1. I prefer to think of it as the Eye of Ra — the father, rather than the son — but it’s a silly distinction for me to make. It’s an udjat either way. 🙂

      I want to get the Tibetan/Nepalese “eyes of Buddha” next, probably in similar colors.

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