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  • Rachel Tolputt Bruce

    Rebellious Silence, 1994 by Shirin Neshat. (from "women of Allah" series.) This piece shows woman with poetry drawn on her face, holding a gun in defiance. The artist quotes "In Islam a woman's body has been historically a type of battle ground". "The poetry becomes the symbolic voice of the woman whose individualism has been obliterated by the chador. "

  • Iryna Elochkina

    "Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women. (I'm sorry we live in a world where i have to explain that; . I FIGHT FOR WOMEN OF THE WORLD I AM A FEMINIST AND AGAINST ISLAM and absolutely love progressive initiatives by iranian artists! THE IRANIAN ARTIST IS DENOUCING WHAT IS IN THE PICTURE IDIOTS!!!)

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