i’m surprised there’s not a string of angry girls on this post yet
“Kazul’s not my dragon.” Cimorene said sharply. “I’m her princess. You’ll never have any luck dealing with dragons if you don’t get these things straight.”
Dealing With Dragons - Patricia C. Wrede
Heroes like this are long overdue. Watch the series premiere of The Librarians Sunday, December 7 at 8/7c only on TNT.
[52 days to go]
For more than 200 years we Owens women have been blamed by everything that’s ever gone wrong in this town.
I’m just like:
Seven deadly sins / Seven heavenly virtues
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time.
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight.
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible.
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.
Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be.
This bothered the shit out of me but I didn’t know the correct language for explaining why I thought it was poorly conceived.
What I find interesting about this is why we don’t think that the child with the baseball cap could be Alex and a boy and that the other child could be Chris. At that age kids, both boys and girls don’t have any serious problems taking their shirts off, it’s not like the girl would have any boobs to bother with. Perhaps I’m missing something here but the kid with the baseball cap could be a girl named Alex.
This is why I hate texting sometimes.
OMFG I GET IT NOW.
YOU ARE THE PIZZA SWEATER.
YOU HAVE TO GET IT.
i am the pizza sweater.
i am the red sweater
red sweater xD
I am the pizza sweater. So the pizza sweater.
DO YOU EVER SEE SOMETHING SO POORLY WRITTEN THAT YOU ACTUALLY REWRITE IT IN YOUR HEAD AS YOU’RE READING ALONG
THERE MUST BE A PARAGRAPH BREAK EVERY TIME A NEW CHARACTER SPEAKS
THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL
NO ONE WANTS TO READ ONE BIG BLOCK OF TEXT JESUS CHRIST
REMEMBER TIP TOP OK:
Make a paragraph every time that any of these things change!
i think breasts are great and as a lesbian they are something i find attractive
i don’t see a breastfeeding mother or a woman simply walking around and existing and having breasts as sexual????
idk men are fucking creeps basically
-Unknown English Teacher (via swarthyvillain)
I’ve never read anything more fucking true in my whole fucking life.
This may be the best thing I’ve ever read