the goddess

A common argument used whenever women in India speak about being oppressed is: how can a society that treats women as goddesses also oppress them? Within the women’s movement, activists have taken this on board and have used the image of the many-armed empowered goddess to speak of a completely different reality. They’ve turned the image on its head and shown how the many arms actually represent the never-ending tasks that a woman has to do, and the drudgery of her daily life as this stunning image demonstrates.

Woman as Creator
Goddess or Slave?