This series was inspired by Iranian Artist and photographer, Shirin Neshat, whose work centered on concepts such as feminism & national identity. This was especially based off her photography series "Women of Allah"
My response to Neshat was a series of photographs depicting sexist laws in the 1999 Nigerian constitution which is still used today. They go as follows:
1. Nothing is an offence which is done…by a husband for the purpose of correcting his wife, (Section 55 (1) (d))
2. An unmarried woman police officer who becomes pregnant shall be discharged from the force (Section 127; Police Act)
3. Any woman obtaining a miscarriage purposefully is guilty of a felony and up to imprisonment for 7 years. (Nigerian Criminal code section 229)
4a. Any person who unlawfully and indecently assaults any male person is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for three years. (Nigerian criminal code, section 353)
4b. Any person who unlawfully and indecently assaults a woman or girl is guilty of a misdemeanor, and is liable to imprisonment for two years. (Nigerian criminal code, section 360)
5. The right to succession of the entire estate belongs exclusively to the eldest son of the deceased person who acts as a sort of Trustee for the other children. (Igbo Customary Law)