What would happen to life as we know it if Banksy was in fact, a woman. (As opposed to the chiseled Englishman in a black trench coat, naturally with the collar popped that I KNOW we had all imagined…) I had always secretly hoped Banksy was a woman. Had such a thought ever been considered?
I mean,,,satire, dark humor, artistic talent, and political/social commentary… all at one? Yeah, totally could not have been a woman, right? Women aren’t capable of such things, right?
If Banksy was in fact a woman, I can only picture the heads exploding in Gaza, where Banksy’s most recent works have been unveiled. If you’re unfamiliar with Gaza’s Women’s Rights, it’s because there is no such thing there. It is becoming a thing, slowly and painfully… You know those nosy Western World concepts, fighting for equality and rights and what not…
On a separate political note, Banksy, man or not, has once again drawn eyes to a major issue happening overseas. Take a look at the newest series around Gaza.
A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens. — Banksy
Inspired by “The Thinker” by Rodin the first piece is entitled “Bomb Damage”.
Gaza is often described as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday. — Banksy
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