HALF ART: Burkini is unlikely icon of resistance to Islamophobia

BD Live | Chris Thurman:

The world has a new symbol of freedom and resistance: the burkini. Thanks to the bigoted idiocy of a few French municipal councillors and some overzealous gendarmes, Muslim women who cover their bodies while on the beaches of the Mediterranean coast now face harassment, fines, and public humiliation — all in the name of “secularism” and (wait for it) “good morals”… Read more

Image: Exiled Iranian artist Shirin Neshat uses photographs, such as this one from the 1999 series, Soliloquy, that place their female protagonists in alienating landscapes as projections of her separation from home: Supplied