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:
how can you not see ableism as a feminist issue
autistic girls, especially black autistic girls, are misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed because of the focus on white cis boys and how they present as autistic
disabled girls and women often have their consent violated, both in medical procedures and otherwise, our bodies and minds are often not considered are own and we are dismissed as not having the capacity to make our own decisions
on top of that many disabled girls are seen as delusional and their speaking out about the abuse they have face, by whatever communication method, is often seen as them making things up and over reacting
many disabled women are fetishised and seen as an outrageous ‘thing’ to fuck, but are not seen as human
disabled girls, especially physically disabled girls, do not live up to ideas of beauty in our society and often have extreme self esteem issues
disabled women and girls face more shit than you could ever know and I need you to understand
Ableism. Is. A. Feminist. Issue.
I was asked in an interview once: You’re writing another book with a female lead? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to be pigeonholed? And I thought, I write a team superhero book, an uplifting solo hero book, I write a horror-western, and I write a ghost story. What am I gonna be pigeonholed as?
Has a man in the history of men ever been asked if he was going to be pigeonholed because he wrote two consecutive books with male leads? Half of the population is women. I lose my temper here. And it’s certainly not at you. It’s just this pervasive notion that “white male” is the default. And you have to justify any variation from it."
I am so lucky to count Kelly Sue as one of my dearest friends. She’s amazing.
but like the disrespect towards women (in the reboot and in the fandom in general) in star trek is especially saddening considering how much women MADE the fandom and were the primary reason star trek even exists the way it does today
without bjo trimble using her web of fellow fans to organize the letter campaign to nbc, star trek would have been cancelled after the second season
which would have prevented it from being shown in syndication (shows needed three seasons at least in order to qualify), which means it wouldn’t have gained an eveN BIGGER following which allowed for the movies to be made or for the future series to even have existed
so, really, people should be saying “i wish guys were as big of fans of trek as women”, because really, really, men can never on this front okay i’m sorry
not only that but star trek only got to see the light of day because of a woman. nbc had rejected the original pilot, but lucille ball was a fan of roddenberry & the concept and pretty much convinced nbc to push forward with the series.
star trek wouldn’t have existed at all without women.
The highest and lowest women earners tend to show the most support, a trend that does not hold for men.
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this just in: women are significantly more capable of caring about people who are not like them
in other news, water is wet
A feminist and an anti-feminist walk into a bar. They sit down and have a drink together because they’re adults who don’t let personal views effect their decisions on who they should or should not associate with.
can’t wait to go willingly spend my time with people who hold toxic views and treat me and my friends like garbage so that someone online thinks i’m an adult
Healthy adults have boundaries and decide how to spend their free time and who to spend it with, and the choice of avoiding people who haven’t learned to treat other humans as humans, is far from an immature “unadult” choice.
On the other hand, toxic adults and abusers constantly tell people to ignore their own boundaries or shamed for not being (adult, mature, tough) enough to accept their hateful shittery.
We live in a really weird era of feminism in which we’re not allowed to criticise any oppressive constructs/industries (marriage, beauty/make up, porn, etc) just because some women enjoy them.
I’m really sick of of opinions and discussions being shut down with “it’s not oppressive if we like it! Don’t you know that some women CHOOSE to do these things?”
Well, heck. don’t you know that men/the patriarchy have a lot to gain in keeping us content and complicit in our own oppression?
I think our generation of feminists have lost the idea of there being an oppressive structure (patriarchy) which moulds and controls the actions of individual women. So when we say “High heels are oppressive, they are a way of controlling women’s bodies, preventing us from being able to run and deforming our feet” a lot of women hear this as “Women who wear high heels are all stupid and not proper feminists. They are gullible stooges of patriarchy!” This is because Western women have been brought up in a culture that emphasises individualism and personal choices and ignores the coercive social and cultural structures and hierarchies within which those choices are made.
The criticism is not of individual women and the question is not whether individual women do or don’t choose to wear high heels. The criticism is of the patriarchal system that coerces women into wearing high heels and that denies women a genuinely free choice as to whether or not to wear high heels.
rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying
Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.