23 September 2016 Why women’s bodies are a political battleground again
In Turkish video artist Kutlug Ataman’s gut-churning work “Women Who Wear Wigs” (1999), he included a segment about young Islamic women forced to wear western-style wigs merely in order to attend college. We’re in the realm of Alice In Wonderland logic, here: it gets curiouser and curiouser. But still the political and cultural battles rage across women’s bodies, women’s heads. In response to that, have radical body politics taken a previously unthinkable direction?