fun tip: say ‘another gender’ instead of ‘the opposite gender’ and crush the binary beneath your feet
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
Feminism that consciously, actively REFUSES to accept trans* women “because they’re men” is actual garbage. Those same feminists actively, consciously exclude trans* men because they “don’t act like women” or are “betraying their sex” and that is actual garbage. If you actively exclude trans* people in your pursuit of social justice, your pursuit is useless and undeserving of praise or support.
Isn’t it amazing how a group of adult men can completely take over a show meant for little girls; making it virtually impossible to search or do anything related to the show without being exposed to over-sexualized, misogynistic, sexist crap, and they get a documentary that praises them for stepping outside of their perceived gender roles? Meanwhile 45% of the gaming community is comprised of women and I get dick pics and rape threats if I try and go on xbox live.
ok so all these guys who are like “men have it hard too!!! we’re expected to be manly and emotionless, we have feelings!!!” do realize that it’s other men who enforce those standards on guys. literally guys created those standards to be more powerful than women. so maybe instead of getting angry at girls for talking about their oppression, realize that you should be fighting with girls against unfair gender expectations and inequality
Remember when everyone was like “Feminism is so dead?” Well, the last few years have absolutely proved that theory wrong.
Activists have become increasingly skilled in the digital age at using the sophisticated online tools to galvanize social change. The result? Amazing feminists are changing the world.
Here’s a look at the incredible digital campaigns in recent memory resulting in amazing feminist victories. There’s tons of work left to be done, but these moments are worth celebrating. They are a strong reminder of why we keep on fighting.
"We need a plus size princess!"
We’ve already got one
Just because Disney didn’t do it doesn’t mean it hasn’t been done
Scotland has become the 17th nation in the world to pass same-sex marriage equality! The vote was 105 to 18. Congratulations Scotland!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY YOU GO SCOTLAND!
i hate that “LOL SO IF WOMEN ARE EQUAL CAN I PUNCH YOU” shit bc 1 in 3 women are abused
y’all are already punching us
the issue is that we’d like you to stop