Women, Politics and Popular Culture
Popular culture has been a fruitful vehicle through which to comment on the state of women throughout the world. Examples like Marjane Satrapi's novel, Persepolis, the work of Finnish artist and choreographer Maija Hirvanen, or Malaysia's everywoman's music videos (to name a few) provide creative commentary on the impact of politics and culture in women's lives.
How effective do you think such artistic or pop culture engagements with politics are at presenting women's political messages and concerns? Or, is an intervention by public intellectuals such as Susan Griffin more adept at conveying the importance of these political struggles?