I’VE BEEN WATCHING A LOT OF MOVIES AND IT TURNS OUT EVERYONE IS BASICALLY SUPPOSED TO IGNORE THEIR PARENTS FOR A SOLID FIVE OR SIX YEARS WHILE THEY DO ALL KINDS OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES AND EXPLORE A WIDE VARIETY OF SEXUAL SCENARIOS BEFORE FINALLY EMERGING AS NASCENT ADULTS, WHEREUPON THEY QUICKLY COME TO REALIZE ALL THEIR PARENTS’ ADVICE AND WARNINGS WERE VALID BUT ULTIMATELY USELESS IN THE FACE OF A DOGGED DETERMINATION TO SELF-ACTUALIZE, LEADING TO AN EARNEST APOLOGY AND A HARD-EARNED RESPECT BETWEEN PSEUDO-EQUALS THAT DEEPENS AND BECOMES THE MATURE FAMILIAL BOND.
SO I’M GOING TO BORROW THE CAR AND A COUPLE PACKS OF CIGARETTES AND FUCK OFF FOR LIKE, HALF A DECADE.
I LOVE YOU, THOUGH. AND DON’T WORRY, WE’LL GET THROUGH THIS.
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: