Porn

Red lipstick.
Short shorts.
Giving gaalis.

Blow dry.
Stilettos.
SITTING ON HIS LAP?

Clicking tongues
and pinching bottoms.
Stripped dignity.

so cover her up-
until she feels naked.

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14 thoughts on “Porn

  1. Alisha says:

    Hey! I didn’t get the message. Are you trying to highlight Muslim women going vulgar through the pic or are you trying to tell us about the society in general?

    • misskutts says:

      It’s about how religion and patriarchy, if not both together, set standards on women, especially their clothing to
      avoid physical or sexual attraction. Wearing stilettos, shorts or having a voice is tabooed. A woman exhibits herself in these ways is considered immoral and so these things, though they shouldn’t mean much, are tabooed. Moreover, it is a way to cover up and subdue women, making them ashamed of their sexuality. The picture is a pun on this. It is not to say Muslim women are vulgar because they quite obviously are not, but that women in general should not be ashamed of sexuality. However, society sets all these standards and conditions for a woman so much so that she feels “naked” in her own skin and uncomfortable with something as natural as sensuality.
      In a way I was also trying to shed light on the fact that women are raped and abused despite their clothing and clothing is often used as an excuse. Rape is about power and nothing else.

  2. Afrika Bohemian says:

    I love this piece, especially the end “so cover her up-
    until she feels naked.” I think I will steal this quote, I promise to give credit when I do…beautiful

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