When sexist stereotypes collide

mmwveilfetishart.JPGWhat do you get when you combine the “lazily sensual harem woman reclining on a couch” stereotype with the “cowed housewife bullied by her religion and the men in her life” stereotype? Veil fetish art. Zeynab at Muslimah Media Watch breaks it all down.
And in a follow-up post, Zeynab writes about the art of Makan Emadi, and how it deals with issues of concealment and exposure of Muslim women’s bodies. Is it a powerful critique of both Eastern and Western sexism? Or is it just perpetuating the worst Eastern and Western sexist stereotypes? She has some interesting thoughts.

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