I didn't get this part of your post:
"Westerners' obsession with uncovering them (mainly for different industries' enormous profits.)"
Would you please explain more?maybe by providing some examples?
We men wished that we could cover our head as well!
everyone for your wise words of appreciation.
Nazy Jan, I totally agree with your estimation. Women are adult human beings and as such MUST be able to decide individually what to wear! At the time of creating this collage, I was thinking more in terms of Middle-Easterns' obsession with covering women (for religious or moralistic reasons) and Westerners' obsession with uncovering them (mainly for different industries' enormous profits.) Imagine how, in 2009, we're still saying, "feminism is the idea that women are people, too" and still have to put up with neanderthals of all kinds.
Monda Jan: not such a big deal :-)
could not have been depicted better.
Happy women's day to all.
I apologize for my lack of attention to the important details!
Thank you Azadeh for this post. Who is the artist though?
Azadeh Jan, this is fabulous!
I have often said that when a ruler took the Iranian woman's hejab off by force, the road was paved for another ruler to put it back on by force. The only way forward for Iranian women has always been emancipation through education and cultural growth, where the woman herself decides what she wants to wear and the society (which includes MEN and women) would not tolerate these "games" anymore.
Thank you. Happy Women's Day!
Neither extreme is good. But a modest flaunt of a healthy body would be great for all.
I like this stamp! Bravo!
The pig element as the enforcer is right on!