|of censorship and the OTHER worlds
||[Mar. 8th, 2007|12:55 pm]
No BOTOS BLEASE...
I have been away. In every sense of the word.
Sometimes, I think if I am away, I will be forgotten and blow away with this coming season's sandstorms.
The weight of living here is like trying to breathe in an airless place-I feel like I can't even catch a breath-actually, somewhat like drowning.
My computer is down-third time this week alone. It may actually post-or not.
I am removed from the chaos here-for the sake of my sanity.
MY SECOND ARTICLE WAS CENSORED THIS TIME VERY CLEARLY, AFTER MAGAZINE ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE, AFTER IT WAS TO BE "COVER STORY" AND AFTER MY INTERVIEWS AND RESEARCH...
MY EDITOR SENT ME A TXT, "AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING ARTICLE!"
I HAD EXCELLENT "REVIEWS" AND I HOPED BEYOND HOPE THAT SOMEHOW IT WOULD MAKE IT TO PRINT....
IT WAS "CUT" AND I WAS REALLY PISSED-ALTHOUGH I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE-IT STILL CAME AS A-WELL-NOT DISAPPOINTMENT-MORE LIKE A DAWNING LIGHT-OR A FADING LIGHT AT DUSK-LIKE, OK, YOU ARE SCREWED NOW....YOU MAY NOT WRITE ABOUT WOMEN/CHILDREN/RIGHTS/HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES-EVEN THOUGH I NEEDED TO DO SO...I DID USE CAREFUL WORDING...I PRE-CENSORED MYSELF...AND WHAT I WROTE WAS GOOD. AND IT WAS, SOMEHOW IMPORTANT...
I JUST DON'T KNOW NOW. I WILL TRY AGAIN. I RETAIN RIGHTS TO ARTICLE-I WILL REFUSE PAYMENT. I AM JUST DESPONDENT...ONLY BECAUSE WHAT I WROTE IS REASONABLE AND JUST AND FAIR-I BROKE NO LAWS, I JUST SHED SOME LIGHT ON WOMEN AND GIRL'S LIVES HERE-SIMPLE, TRUE AND TOTALLY OUT OF THE REALM OF WESTERN REALITY.
SO, WELL. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT ALLOWED. NOT ALLOWED. SILENCE IS CONSENT.
My daughter's play had 30 flags and more-they refused her flag project-the American Flag was not present-even in "English" part of play. I was literally forced to stand during this country's national anthem...
I do not feel well physically. I feel like I should feel something. Let me try to post this. Sorry to be such a total downer...sandy
SILENCE IS CONSENT SILENCE IS CONSENT SILENCE IS CONSENT SILENCE IS....WHEN THERE IS NOTHING...........................................(I NEED TO READ FRIENDS' POSTS BUT MUST BE CAREFUL DUE TO COMPUTER NOT CONNECTING...)