The little boy seems to have more status than his (I presume) mother. The boy, like a little prince sits with a confident air, like someone who knows he is the heir apparent, in western clothing while the woman is bowed down by the weight of her responsibilities, face covered.
I know the reason for the veil and the woman’s clothing, but it seems to me, strange that a male child has more freedom of self expression than a fully grown woman. Where did the idea of female inferiority come from in the first place? Some feminists would have one believe that it’s the men who oppress the women, but isn’t it women who raise the men?
I’m surrounded by smart, strong women and I just don’t get it.