Acid Madonna

Acid Madonna © Jane Caminos
Oil on linen 16″ x 20″

In parts of the Middle East, SouthAsia, and Indonesia, should a male member of her family decide a woman has offended his honor by wanting an education, or is dressing provocatively, or is flirtatious, it’s acceptable to punish her by throwing acid in her face. More shockingly, if a mother in law thinks her daughter in law is lazy in completing her household chores, that mother may order a disfigurement.


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