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// 13 October 2008

The 66th Carnival of Feminists is up over at Apu’s World.

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tom hulley // Posted 13 October 2008 at 1:46 pm

The latest Carnival includes an item about ‘Comfort Women’. Last week I saw an exhibition at the Southbank Centre (London) called ‘Disposable People’. It included photographs of ‘Comfort Women’ now in their eighties and nineties. I have honestly never been more affected by images. I found my eyes full of unexpected tears. The pictures were not violent nor disturbing in themselves but portraits of women looking to camera. They are survivors. However the images combined with what I have learned about these women presented a powerful indictment of patriarchy.

There is an accompanying book for the exhibition called ‘Documenting Disposable People’ from Hayward publishing. It can be bought from the Southbank bookshop

The exhibition covers many other forms of enslavement and it seems pretty clear to me that slavery is feminist issue connected to violence against women.

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