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.
Adult Swim making an unholy amount of sense.
Another massive flaw in that logic;
I have zero dollars to use to see a movie.
I steal the movie, rather than buy a ticket.
How many dollars did the film industry lose?
Zero. There were no dollars to begin with remember? You can’t lose something that doesn’t exist.
They’re assuming, that in a world without piracy, the 1 in 5 US households who need government assistance just to feed themselves would have seen the movie legally.
PS Making $40million+ at the box office doesn’t mean a movie is good. It means the preview was good. I have saved the money and legally purchased copies of all the movies that I actually loved.
when you hug your straight friend but he forgets to say no homo
Steal His Look: Chief of Ferguson Police Department
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I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.
I read the tweet, and then I read the username.