It is my aim with ‘us’ to agitate the viewer by altering widely-recognized fashion items. This is done to emphasize the illusions of diversity and unity, as well as expose the cultural appropriations that are used in mainstream feminist media.
Although the viewer is unaware of the origins of the hoodie or the cheongsam used, they are both made in the same country (China), demonstrating how globalization affects our relationships with social, political, and economic systems. Despite this, mainstream media continues to differentiate us, why should we allow it to relegate the problems of fetishization, abuse, and violence to a single culture? I think this should not be allowed, by letting the media categorize social issues into hierarchies of importance, other voices can easily be forgotten.
“As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.”