The curse of Women in Eastern Block Countries
Re: Caricatures by Manya
This is a very sad story Ladies & Gentlemen and one that is very close to my heart. Manya (whose name is not really Manya so it transpires) is one of those Women (25 years old) who is held in captivity by her Family. I befriended her on facebook because she was looking for some advice and like- minded thinking concerning her drawings.
Now I wasn't aware of this at the time, but she dared to defy her Family by having an affair with someone from the other side of the tracks and she got bust. Now I'm sure you are all aware about how they do it in these funny Countries with their arranged Marriages and all and Women are basically dis- empowered by the fact that they don't have a mind of their own. This is my rant for the Day and I'm going to have it.
Now she is being imprisoned by her (in her words) Devil Family in her Room. They cut off her Studies when she was 1 year away from achieving her Masters Degree at College. They blocked her internet access/ facebook etc and don't speak to her apart from ordering her to do chores. Two Brothers as well that don't speak to her. She eats alone. She is like a slave.
She cannot leave the House without someone of the Family accompanying her. If she tries to elope she may get killed. Noone knows about her mobile phone which her Boyfriend (who is a very respectable guy from which I can gather) managed to sneak to her. These pictures that you see are what are taken from that phone. She is trying to prove that Women in these Countries do have a mind of their own and can do fluffy kitten. Now my thing is this..........just look at the guts on this Girl whose only contact with the outside World is a mobile/ cell phone that she probably has to hide in her knickers 24/7 and doing such beautiful Caricatures with nothing else but a pencil and a phone camera defying all that fluffy kitten and against all odds.
She's not the only one. There must be loads of them. In this Day and Age this is still going on? She lied to me at first saying she was in a Hostel and she can't register here and all that yet but now I see what's going on and I don't like it. I won't get too involved but I'm sure you'll all agree this isn't right. All she wants is some guidance with this and I will do all I can to help her. I admire the guts on this Woman.
Yes it's a sad story and one that makes you think...fluffy kitten! and there's me worrying about where's my next beer coming from? But really what kind of Life is that? Leah? Anyone? I will continue to support her in any way I can possible. All parties are anonymous on this Forum with regards to this and there will be no aggro from it but this Girl needs my help and I'm going to give it to her.
I feel really very sad atm. Sad.
The attachment is her version of Rihanna. View attachment 3935
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