I originally created this set inspired by Picabia's piece "Machine Turn Quickly". Picabia's work hinted at the consideration of human beings as mere machines for the "powers that be" (the carnage of WW1 was probably on his mind), and I tried to translate that same feeling of dehumanization to the present time. In my set, women are not human beings but reproductive machines, treated solely as reproductive/sexual beings who become objects that can be kept under lock.
Sources for information on violence against women:
Amnesty International. "Violence Against Women Information" (accessed June 3 2013): http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/women-s-rights/violence-against-women
The Economist: "Gendercide: The War on Baby Girls" (accessed June 3 2013): http://www.economist.com/node/15606229