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“The Dark Side of Pictograms” by Mujgan Abdulzade republished in Femiskop!

“The Dark Side of Pictograms” by Mujgan Abdulzade republished in Femiskop!

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were preceded by a series of racist and sexist outrages. These incidents revealed how profoundly sports are embedded in oppressive body norms and a binary notion of gender. The Dark Side of Pictograms by Mujgan Abdulzade explores how these multiple systems of oppression


The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were preceded by a series of racist and sexist outrages. These incidents revealed how profoundly sports are embedded in oppressive body norms and a binary notion of gender. The Dark Side of Pictograms by Mujgan Abdulzade explores how these multiple systems of oppression are perpetuated in sports—particularly in the Olympics—and how these conceptions are reflected and manifested through pictograms. In December, Mujgan’s article was republished in Femiskop, a platform co-founded by four women from Azerbaijan. The collective aims to create feminist content in the Azerbaijani language, amplifying the voices of Azeri feminists, and unifying its audience through common views and struggles. Their articles and research dissect how different forms of oppression affect our society.