” I felt incredibly proud, more confident of who I am and what I can do.”
Today’s lecture started with a simple example of a superior “recognition” of male graphic designers. Just by a simple google search, “notable Uk graphic designers”, a debate came up. The first considerations were gender related, in a group of what could have been 20 images, just two, were women.
This immediately brought us to the issue of the objectification of women in today’s world. Growing up society tries to push you towards what our “culture” taught us is “adequate” for women. For example, when in primary school you were asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, 80% of the girls would say a ballerina, singer or actress, but what if you said you wanted to be a footballer? A mechanician? A detective? The reaction would always be the same, all the mouths open by surprise and the line “but that’s not a girls job!
Why is that? Who…
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