Thursday, 27 March 2014

'THE MULLAH's THIRD WIFE' - SOVIET POSTER


"The mullah's third wife", is the caption of this Soviet poster from the late 1920s (this is targeted at the Muslim populations of the Soviet Union in its Central Asian areas). What does the caption and image mean? To me, it is saying polygamy is oppressive to women in Soviet society, and the third wife of the mullah is no longer constrained, oppressed and controlled by him and Soviet Socialist society has enabled her to free herself and bloom in her fullness. But that's just my interpretation.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

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