"Uneasy Truths About Notions of Masculinity" Interview with Nadia Kaabi-Linke

Jyoti Kalsi, Gulf News, May 1, 2015

Nadia Kaabi-Linke's works link cringe-worthy 'manliness' to the seven deadly sins, questioning the global meltdown it threatens to trigger.

 

"Activities that pollute the environment, war mongering, manipulating financial systems for personal greed, and exploitation of women -- these are signs of weakness and should be criticised; but in our patriarchal society, where machismo is celebrated, these things are perceived as strengths. My works are all related to the consequences of this misplaced sense of masculine pride," Kaabi-Linke says.