April 2, 2012

Juxtaposition of the Day: Gagged

Two photos, one of a female state legislator protesting passage of a bill restricting reproduction rights in Georgia, another of a young man at a rally to protest the lack of arrest in the Trayvon Martin matter:

Mouths covered to symbolize past oppression and future voice, Skittles for a gun, caution for the recklessness demonstrated by GOP-dominated state legislatures and potential deaths caused by back-alley abortions. These images make a juxtaposition of the forces that may come together in November to represent exactly what the Obama administration wants: an energized base of support.

(photo 1: John Bazemore/Associated Press Caption: Rep. Carol Fullerton, D-Albany, walks out of the in the House chambers after a bill restricting abortion passed on the last day of the Georgia General Assembly Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Atlanta. photo 2: David Goldman/AP caption: Jajuan Kelley, of Atlanta, wears a Skittles wrapper over his mouth during a rally in memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was killed by a Florida neighborhood watch captain while returning from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles and an iced tea, Monday, March 26, 2012, in Atlanta.)

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