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:
Today in American history: Activist Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913. In 1955, Parks courageously refused to give up her seat on a municipal bus to a white man, defying the discriminatory laws of the time. Her extraordinary dedication to civil rights continues to inspire. Show your commitment to equality for all with the Rosa Parks Forever® stamp.
Rosa Parks’s name and image used under license with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development.
this never gets old
I met the creator of this a month ago and he said he got a lot of hate mail from dudebros who thought that he was a woman complaining about these problems.
This is the second time I have tried to repost this after attempting to like it seven times, I think my phone supports the patriarchy.
Haha, this is adorably hilarious.
A photo of two gay fathers has gone viral on the Internet — but maybe not for the reasons that you would expect.
MOST ADORABLE FAMILY EVER
Independent comic book creator and writer Brian Andersen counts down the greatest LGBT moments that unfolded in the pages of mainstream comics in 2013.
I’ve been working on a game for a while called Dead Century. It’s sort of an Indiana-Jonesy adventure Puzzle/RPG concoction. I think it’s clear to everyone at this point that women, people of color, and queer people of all sorts are represented pretty poorly in modern video games. To that end, I’m making an effort to “be the change” I want to see. The biggest example being that the player can choose from three different appearances for each of their characters, each with a different gender and ethnic background. It’s mostly a cosmetic difference but it’s my little contribution to what I hope will soon become a larger thing in the video game world. Oh there are also some gay kisses and badass ladies.
Anyway, if that sounds like a good idea, you can check it out here or just retumbl, which is free!
Dear humans, please help Kickstart my friend’s queer inclusive (among many other things) video game! Be the change and show the world that there is a demand for games that are inclusive!
God damn, I would reblog + support just for the utterly gorgeous artwork, but the inclusive cast is the icing on the cake
This looks VERY cool.