what if i told you that you could make anti-capitalist political cartoons without depicting the government/the rich as physically fat
What if I told you that physically fat people in comics is a symbol of overindulgence and gluttony, and is their best way to get their message across
What if I told you that cultural symbols such as that one do not simply spring forth from the ether, but are instead rooted in real and damaging prejudices? And that, furthermore, capitalism itself has a huge interest in keeping these specific prejudices alive so it can keep telling people (especially women) that they’ll never be worth anything unless they buy, buy, buy? And that uncritically regurgitating capitalist narratives is not, in fact, the best way to oppose capitalism?
Distinguished sociologist Erving Goffman noted that women in photographs are often portrayed in compromising or submissive situations such as having the head turned upwards to expose the neck or in a contorted stances often with light self-touching. Such poses invite the gaze of the viewer and make the subject of the photograph seem vulnerable and exposed to sexualization.
As highlighted by the image, Erving Goffman made it known that these poses were problematic because if we saw any reversal of the gender roles, we perceive it as weird or strange. This image shows a man posing in a feminine fashion… men are very rarely posing like this in professional photography.
Essentially, if our instincts tell us something is strange about a person in a photograph, it is representative of the demand of gender display in advertisements.
Hell yeah, Goffman!
I hate when I misplace my glasses because then I’m forced to walk around looking like I’m suspicious of everything in the room
whattabout you, cabinet? huh, you sketchy piece of shit? did you take ‘em?
someone is going to say “i have to go to the moon” in a bored, defeated tone one day
i fucking hope so
This is basically a post for people who think that the world is accessible for those who are disabled, although this is centred around those who use a wheelchair.
And this doesn’t include when people park in disabled spaces without a badge, or question those who park in disabled spaces who don’t use a chair.
The first picture is of a disabled parking space, where the snow has been pushed into that space whilst people were clearing the car park. This also happens when snow ploughers push the snow to the side of the road and onto the pavement as it blocks the dipped down pavement where wheelchair users can get on/off of the pavement and most wheelchairs struggle to be able to push through the snow.
The second picture is of a lift/elevator in Boots a store in the UK, where there are baskets and cases in front of the lift, which block wheelchair users from using it and accessing other levels in the store.
The third picture is of a zebra crossing with a lowered pavement for wheelchair users, and there is an island in the middle with a normal height curb, which blocks wheelchair users, and it means they have to go around, along with having bollards near the entrance which don’t look wide enough to fit a wheelchair through.
The fourth picture is that of a ramp, which has a step in order to get onto the ramp. (I’m pretty sure they didn’t even try.)
The fifth picture is of a ramp with a tree in the middle, which doesn’t have enough room on either side for a wheelchair to get through.
The sixth picture is of a very very steep ramp, which even if you have someone pushing your chair you probably won’t be able to get up it!
The seventh picture is of a disabled parking space, which has a ramp leading to the entrance, which again has steps in order to access the ramp.
The eighth picture is of ‘disabled parking’, where non of the spaces have room to allow chairs to get out of the car, except at the back. They are just normal spaces where a blue sign has been placed in an attempt to make the parking ‘wheelchair accessible’.
The ninth picture is of a reception desk which is too high for wheelchair users to access, as they can’t be seen, due to the fact that they are smaller than the desk.
The final picture is of a ramp which only goes halfway up the curb, essentially meaning there is a step at the top of the ramp.
If anybody still thinks the world isn’t staked against those who are disabled, then I honestly worry about you.
Lemon Demon - Redesign Your Logo
A newer Lemon Demon song. You HAVE to read the document it’s inspired by because it is the best story behind a song ever. The art and the picture below are both cut from the document:
A disgruntled employee leaked the document that they use for future logo design and it is… the craziest thing I have ever seen in my entire life.
A music video is coming eventually that is basically a chopped up and edited version of the presentation
the pdf i
i saw a part of the pdf on my dash and now i have to post this again
wait i just saw this bit and what the fuck
how did they sell this to pepsi
REALLY worth looking at the pdf while you listen to the song. Spoiler alert: contains comparison of pepsi logo to the golden ratio as well as the phrase “pepsi energy fields”
Who the fuck named the Sahara Desert anyway
Sahara is just the Arabic word for “deserts”
You fucking named it the Desert Desert
way to fucking go
I’ll take “European Imperialists Who Never Bothered To Translate The Local Languages” for $200, Alex.
before humans and dogs were friends who fixed dog ears when they went inside out