August 5, 2004Top
* Freedom of choice
In reply to article 'Iranian
Diva' by Azam Nemati
I went through your article several times and I still can't realize your
main purpose of writing such an article. Was it supposed to be general
social problems like marriage/divorce, male sovereignty and oppressed women or
did you try to teach us the basic life theories by exemplifying your trite family
Was it all boasting about your open minded and second to none father
or was it about the trivial problem you have with your son and his interests?
Or maybe you wanted to show how DIFFERENT you act as a lady who spits on the
floor to express her objection like hooligans and used to tease her teacher
by placing gum on his seat!? (I hope your son don't choose you as his
Whatever your purpose was, I believe you totally chose the wrong subject for
that. The title was Iranian Diva but all I could find about her was hardly
1 page of your 7-page article! What did you think you are doing? Chit
with a friend?
There a lot of pathetic sentences in your jumbled article, but this
one is my
favorite: "I do not want to listen to Googoosh to be reminded of how
many talented girls ended up just being a housekeeper because they did not
have the courage to fight back. Perhaps I am worried that men like 'victims'
and weak women."
What an inconstant interpretation! What's the relation between listening
or not listening to Googoosh and the talented girls ended up in housekeeping??
always become despair by seeing some one's accomplishment because it may
you of others miseries??? Do you think anyone who faces injustice in her/his
life considered a VICTIM or a WEAK person??
Who do you think Googoosh is?
She is a human being just like you and me! That's it. Forget about her
popularity. She has her own life with its ups and downs, but people like
talking about stars
all the time and since she is a star, who is loved by a nation for almost
half a century, no matter how hard she tries she can't keep everything
private. Every incompetent individual lets her/himself to judge her
private life relying
rumors and even without one single evident. Shame on you!
How dare you
blame her for her own difficult and painful personal life? How on earth
to this conclusion that she is a victim?? Are you a judge? How many 3-year-old
you know that can resist against their parent's decisions? Maybe if his
father hadn't pushed her on the stage, she wouldn't be the one she
is now. And as
she said in her recent interview, she is happy to be Googoosh and if
born again, she would chose to be the same Googoosh.
Yes my dear Azam, there are thousands of Nazee(s), Afsar(s) and Amireh(s)
around us that we can learn things from, but it doesn't mean that the
rest of the people
have NEGATIVE ROLES in our lives. What do you mean by Googoosh as a role
model? As far as I know because she is loved by people, some may follow
her way of
dressing or hair style, and it's a normal widespread issue all around
the world remember
The Beatles, Elvis Presley Marylin Monroe or recent examples like Madonna,
Britney Spears, Enrique, etc... but nobody emulates
her personal life! It's ridiculous.
Have you ever heard any one saying,
oh, well, because I love
Googoosh I will marry 4 times!!!?? Never. So how can she be a BAD role
model just because -in public eyes- she didn't have a successful personal
Her personal life is HER personal life and it's neither influenced other
people's lives nor can be judged by them.
There are thousand of women role models who either belong to history
like Torkan khatoon, Iran Dokht and Pouran Dokht or are considered
contemporary like Sattareh
Farmanfarmayan, Kaniz Morad, who you can love and appreciate
their courage and endurance. On the other hand there are thousands of
people, artists and politicians that you can hate or dislike. You are
free to choose.
I don't like many artists either but I never ever let myself pound them
for not being the one I love!
I love Googoosh since I was 9, same like your son. My mother also was
not a big fan of her but at least she was not biased. She respected me
This love still exists in me strongly and is really inexplicable. I adore
her for what she is, not for what I expected her to be! She is an artist
I love her voice, her songs and her movies and I live with them. She
is the most
talented person I ever know that used her talent in the right way. Every
one knows what a difficult life she had and I'm sure none of us could
put up with
it even for 1 year, let alone 53 years! So she is a heroine in my eyes
and many others.
Have you ever pondered WHY this huge number of people no matter of what
age, gender and walks of life they belong, adore her? Do you believe
all of us
are insane and the only one who understands and thinks logically is you
father?? I hope not.
And as a final point, if you don't like her and her voice, well, don't
listen to her and simply tell your son I don't like her voice. Don't
make a mountain
out of a molehill. No one can force you to love her and you CAN'T force
any one NOT to love her! This is 21st century! Let's learn how to respect
August 5, 2004
Iran and Aryans
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