One of the key questions for postmodern French thinkers like Deleuze and Foucault was Reich asking: “Why would people will their own repression?” And so, the ethical task of postmodernism was eliminating fascism, both in society, and in ourselves.
For example, it baffles some westerners as to why some North American female led companies would cater to a conservative Islamic female line of clothing, like Modest Wear Canada, which famously appeared on Dragon’s Den, the Canadian version of Shark Tank:
As many know, conservative Muslims often forbid the depiction of the prophet Muhammad in art. Hamline University fired an art history instructor for showing medieval artwork depicting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad during an art history class. The prof did everything right: She announced the painting in the syllabus, she used trigger warnings, she gave students the opportunity to leave. And she got fired based on the complaints of people who weren’t even in the class.
Art has always had the possibility of a subversive element in it, and it should. Neurologically, we are mostly visual learners, and, as they say, even a simple picture can be worth a thousand words:
So lighten up. If your faith can’t withstand a little blasphemy, it wasn’t that strong to begin with: