“Hide no more.” is an expressionist inquiry of the veil that the Islamists, the orthodox and socialists claim empowers women. Below is a background to the project.
It is more than seventy years since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. And twenty-five years since the devolution of the Soviet Union. However today the political and social spectra are more divided and divisive.
Following decades of being American and Russian pawns, some frustrated individuals from Muslim majority countries have taken to arms against them and their allies. Under the pretext of religion they have been systematically creating havoc abroad and at home.
The socially dispossessed of technological advances have had to nurse severe hopelessness. Those hit drastically in traditional Muslim societies are the men. They have had to live with this shame and are prime targets for social activists. Typically this kind of shame is brought about by a man’s inability to control his property, chattel, children and women. That is exactly what they are experiencing.
Modern free societies have rejected those tenets long ago so it is difficult for most to understand. Instead of adapting to changing times, these terrorists have resorted to reclaiming the most perverse of history’s social contracts: patriarchy and male domination.
This fallback to tradition has been appealing for the largest demographic in their societies: youth. Young muslims of both gender are espousing their religion by donning ultra orthodox fashions by their own volition. Attire and look have become reflections of faith and rebellion. They are the pseudo-jihadists and do not realise that their rebellion emboldens the cause of the terrorists. In the West or the civilized world or postfeminist societies, we see a similar regression. Lawsuits, defamation threats and political correctness is creating a toxic atmosphere for discussion. Curiously the activists who want to eliminate gender barriers are in cahoots with the terrorists through association with the
Somehow a state that defines how (men and) women not dress is more evil than a bunch of men who do the same with a sword.