By Camelia Entekhabifard, George Murer
Author note: George Murer [Translator]
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 2007
Camelia Entekhabifard used to be six years outdated in 1979 while the shah of Iran used to be overthrown by means of progressive supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. via the age of 16, Camelia used to be a nationally celebrated poet, and at eighteen she was once one of many youngest reformist reporters in Tehran. simply 8 years later she used to be imprisoned, held in solitary confinement, and charged with breaching nationwide safety and tough the authority of the Islamic regime. Camelia is either a narrative of turning out to be up in post-revolutionary Tehran and a haunting reminder of the implications of talking the reality in a repressive society.
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I am not forgetting the gorgeous plumage of some male birds, and the contrast they afford with the plain females. What I wish to show is that such adornments cannot be regarded as a necessary adjunct to the male--an expression, in fact, of the male constitution.  I have an even more interesting case to bring forward, which to me seems to point very conclusively to what I am trying to prove.  Among these birds the rôle of the sexes is reversed. The duties of incubation and rearing the young are conducted entirely by the male bird, and in correlation with this habit the female does all the courting, is stronger and more pugnacious than the male, and is also brighter in plumage.
Similarly the death of either sex of the panurus is said to be fatal to its companion. The affection of these birds is strong; they always perch side by side, and when they fall asleep one of them, usually the male, covers the other with its wing. The couples of the golden woodpeckers and doves live in perfect unison.  This is explained by the steady co-operation of both sexes in forming the home and caring for the young, for it is surely the working together which causes their love to outlast the excitement of the procreative season.
We find the males playing with the female, wooing and caressing her, it may be dancing with her. The love-play is often extraordinary, as, for instance, in the well-known case of the stickleback. Not only does the male woo the female with passionate dances, but by means of its own secretions it builds a nest in the river weeds. The males at this season are transformed, glowing with brilliant colours, and literally putting on a wedding garment of love. The stickleback is passionate, polygamous and very jealous of rivals.