Perhaps it's saying that eye fetishists should move to the Orient, and nose and mouth fetishists should move to the West?
I'm not entirely sure what is implied, although I feel that people should wear whatever makes them feel comfortable.
Perhaps it's saying that Western or occidental women are blind to how revealing their bodies also drives exploitation and sexism?
Ultimately both extremes can be exploitation if they are forced on women.
I'd love to see such a picture comparing male bodies and dress.
In South Africa the Orient/Occident dichotomy is in any case simplistic.
We also have indigenous cultures where traditionally it is acceptable for women to go topless, although it's very rare these days outside specific
In general however I'm not convinced that the first picture presents more rights for women.
It's certainly informative on why some Muslim women choose to cover their faces in public, and how they would justify it as a form of liberation, but
to me it is still unconvincing.
One group of women don't just dress modestly, but totally cover themselves because of what men might think about them.
That's totally patriarchal and repressed.
To assume occidental women are exploited simply because they choose to dress differently is ridiculous.
"Fascism" here can also seem ironic - is the poster against Islamophobia or against religious fascism that would reduce women to standardized,
uniformed public ciphers?
This poster could certainly have dual effects.
I suppose it would be like comparing neatly short-haired missionaries (or soldiers) to a picture of punks and pierced, unshaven hippies, and then
claiming that the juxtaposition shows the only two masculine roles in society.
Over-simplified at best.
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