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deb king

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gender[f] addresses issues of gender, racial and economic biases resulting in systemic violence against women and minorities.

This project arises from the unseemly juxtaposition of a "war on terror" with the every day realities faced by women living in cultures that enforce female circumcision, do not give equal value for equal work based on cultural bias, tacitly accept violent domestic situations, use sexual intimidation as a military tactic and fear of reprisal as a cultural control.

The name, gender[f], designates a programmatic function. The function - gender - holds an unlimited, presently undefined array - [f] - the identities, issues and/or representations of women in society.

This work is dedicated to the the over 400 murdered and disappeared women of Juarez who worked in the maquiladoras of Juarez.