Acrylic on canvas, 30 cm x 30 cm.
Visithra Manikam is a Malaysian female artist working on art with a social cause, especially related to women and children.
Visithra : "A baby was thrown out of a window just a few months back in a town in Malaysia. Everyone wants to know how heartless can the mother be. The Minister of Women, Family and Community Development was quoted in January 2016 as saying that out of the 104 babies dumped in 2015, 61 were dead and only 43, alive. In 2014, 75 were found dead and only 28, alive while in 2013, 58 were found dead and only 32, alive.
But has anyone asked the most important question : How did she get to that point ? Where were the pro-lifers who force women to bear children they don’t want or can’t afford ? Where are the people who label these children ‘anak haram’ (illegitimate child) yet shun their termination ? Our laws and the society in general are pro-life, where they are against the termination of a fetus. These people protest and do not allow women to abort an unwanted pregnancy as they equate it with murder. Women who try to have an abortion are labeled : ‘baby killer’, ‘slut’, ‘sinner’, ‘murderer’, ‘shameless’ and more"...More here...