When I bring a lunch to work, I like to peruse some newsy magazines while eating. As I was picking out a magazine off the rack, the cover of the July 30th edition of the New Yorker caught my eye. The female artist entitled it, “Girls will be Girls.”
If I had fur, it would be bristling right now! You know the saying, often used to excuse bad behavior (or even illegal or immoral), “Boys will be Boys”? Do you think the artist is implying that women can be excused for wearing skimmpy clothing as simply something to be winked at? Or how about juxtaposing the girl in the middle with the opposite extreme of a woman wearing a niqaab (face veil) and a fully-habited nun. Girls wearing lots of clothing is also something to be sighed and shrugged off?
Oh, yeah, this is just art. I should relax and not think about it too much because the artist isn’t here to make her statement. I might misinterpret the painting.