Sexual diversity is an old hat/ Sexuelle Vielfalt ist ein alter Hut

Der Lehmofen

(German below)

sorting-hat-675364_640Dank an reginaray6, Pixabay

By © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.5, LinkDemonstration against same-sex marriage in Paris on 13 January 2013 (“Manif pour tous”): the procession coming from Place d’Italie. These women are dressed as Marianne, a symbol of the French Republic, and hold 2007, 2009, and 2011 editions of the French Civil code.

Anyone who has watched Harry Potter with attention is aware that the head you wear has something meaningful to say. This contribution will illustrate how important this can be even in the real world.

The picture shows French women demonstrating against same-sex marriage and holding the French Civil Code (2007,2009,2011) in their hands. The red, so-called „Phrygian caps“ that they wear on their heads are striking.

The Phrygian cap is a very old symbol that is mostly used in connection with independence from ruling structures. Thus the „Jacobins“ wore…

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