Since the beginning of the known civilizations, the woman has been the stronghold of all the social, psychological and physical development throughout the time. Since every individual spends almost nine months inside a woman, his or her association with the womanhood is inevitable. A woman is the basic character responsible for fertility and keeping the planet earth alive. Therefore, she is convicted in many underdeveloped societies as the source of sin as she allures the opposite gender towards sex. She was entitled as a goddess, a mother, an Aphrodite, and then a prostitute, but she has less been recognized without these adjectives being only a woman.
In many religions, a woman is considered as the cause; Adam has to leave the paradise. In mythologies, she has given birth to many deities and in literature, she is the root-cause of the “Oedipus Complex”.
Julius Caesars invaded Egypt for Cleopatra, Turk Sultan Suleiman ignored everyone for Roxelana (Hürrem), and the great Mughal Emperor Jahangir fell in love with a court-dancer Anarkali.
In painting, the woman’s body has been painted with sensuous details, or chiseled out in stone with all curves and contours that can allure the onlooker. In literature, especially South Asian, the woman was held responsible to express her love for the male in poems, songs and anecdotes. Later, the fashion industry found the perfect model in her, and she has to undress for promoting captivating couture.
With the invention of photography and cinema, the woman came under the microscopic details a camera lens could capture and every cell of her skin has been exposed and celebrated in cinema and advertisement. Whether it is traditional East or modern West, whether is stone age or the digital era of today, the woman has been a victim of violence, discrimination and rape throughout the ages and in all the societies. Her parts of the body which gave birth, and milk to humanity are the one exploited and disrespected.