Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Shedding the burqa
Many American women feel that Iraqi women feel this way about burqas. That they just want to shed the image and be in the light. Maybe through the social exchange of an Oprah-esq show would help them "come out". American culture sees it as a prison that we should save them from. As in the romance novels, they need to escape to see the outside world, to escape from their reality and see a place where women are treated better. We would like to give them a vehicle to see what is "better" not in the sense of being loved, but in being treated in general. This image speaks to an inferred silent protest, that American women especially, seem to be seeing and hearing.