arab man living in Europe and working as a doctor. My background is religious, and I struggle with accepting my sexuality. Men in my life include Gibran, Kafka and Proust. Other interests are art, beards and strong male hands.
“Woman, then, stands in patriarchal culture as a signifier for the male other, bound by a symbolic order in which man can live out his fantasies and obsessions through linguistic command by imposing them on the silent image of a woman still tied to her place as the bearer of meaning, not maker of meaning.” — Laura Mulvey, excerpt from “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”