Eventually whenever Pavlov heard a bell ring he had an uncontrollable urge to feed a dog.
Today’s Gender of the day is: Ass Robot
I’m gonna sue Samsung
is this only a dollar? where to literally cop
"i’m wizzin it"
Youth unemployment in British citiesLove how the west midlands urban area is spilt between Birmingham and Coventry, and how they had the squeeze the Coventry label in, nobody like being grouped with Birmingham.
so proud of Hull
HI THERE FRIENDS
so interest was enough that we think this project can totally start up and be successful!
this zine is for people who love space, who identify strongly with space, whose queer experiences resonate with their view of space. this zine is for people whose gender is best described as “a big ol red giant star” or “an exoplanet with methane seas” or “the big vacuum between galaxies”.
are u one of these people? do you want to contribute? here’s how!!
we’re looking for art or writing (poetry or prose) about your relationship w/ space! this zine may be printed and distributed in montreal and possibly new york (plus the pdf will be available for you to print and distribute in your own communities), so please keep that in mind when making your art: black and white is probably the best way to go, but colour art will be accepted. just know that the printed version will be in black and white.
as far as length/dimensions:
-try to keep your writing under 1000 words, as we’ll be printing it on half-sheets
- art should be max. 5.5x4.25, or an A5 sheet. higher resolutions are cool!
-when you’re done, send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org !
sorry if any of this is unclear or badly communicated; feel free to message either me or jane (urls below as last names) for any concerns or questions!!
we’d like to get this all compiled by the end of the year, so please try to have your submissions in by december 15th!
thanks so much in advance; we’re excited to see what comes of this!!!
blare trashlord & jane crowprinxe
CHECK OUT THIS COOL THING I’MA PART OFFFFFFFF
oh cool yes
A series of full-length oil portraits of trans women
Yesterday, your generous backing, matched, turned $4402 into $8723, almost double the pledges so far. Thank you for that amazing birthday gift! But we’re still $11,277 short of the goal, and all our hard work and your emotional investment will be for nothing if that doesn’t happen. Think of it as 1 painting and 1 print collection. Or 56 prints. Or 250 calendars. Or just an investment in art and good trans representation.
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.
y’all jerks need to take a few design courses, good on you urulokid for bringin’ forth the knowledge