On which woman is less oppressed: bikini lady or abaya lady
Both are thinking a male-dominated culture has harmed the other, but one of these assessments is far more accurate than the other.
Is it really true that the women in this cartoon are both equally suffering in a male-dominated culture? Actually, it's FAR from true: if the bikini woman takes off her bikini and puts on regular clothes, no one in her secular nation beats her. In contrast, if the abaya woman takes off her abaya and puts on regular clothes, the religious police (known as the muttawwa) in her Muslim nation may beat her. So, the bikini woman is far, far better off. Again, since the bikini woman has far more liberty as a citizen, she is easily in the better position to mange whatever male domination may be present.
I imagine some would object that the bikini woman is actually more oppressed, since she doesn't know how much she's being dominated, something along the lines like-unto when children don't know when or how much they are being dominated. However, in reply, (i) children cannot reason well and are rightly seen as not understanding when they are oppressed. But adult women, especially adult women with a basic education and with equal voting opportunities in their culture, are able understand better when they are oppressed. So, the bikini woman likely understands her situation better than the abaya woman. Also, (ii) many women in abaya-enforced cultures are not given basic education. Thus, the abaya woman, not the bikini woman, is actually the more oppressed of the two. Therefore, and yet again, the bikini woman is easily in the better position to manage any male domination situations in life.