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urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
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. 

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

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.

image

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. 

43 minutes ago on October 21st, 2014 | J | 358,086 notes
nothing will ruin your 20s more than thinking you should have your life together already.
- I need to write this on every wall of my room. (via thisyearsgirls)
44 minutes ago on October 21st, 2014 | J | 389,181 notes

taggedrne:

taggedrne:

what can be smooth but also rough ;)))))

endoplasmic reticulum

follow for more cell facts

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 165,205 notes

moist-ashes:

when i’m saying bye to my queer friend

image

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 89,788 notes
hokeyfright:

the only true ally

hokeyfright:

the only true ally

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 123,433 notes

Note to Self: You gotta do this for you. This is for you. This isn’t about anybody. Live for you. Honor you. Never lose sight of that.

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 36,996 notes

caswantsmetochangethisurl:

cellokind:

bluhbluhhugedork:

  • COUPLES CAN BE INTIMATE WITHOUT BEING SEXUAL
  • COUPLES CAN BE INTIMATE WITHOUT BEING SEXUAL
  • COUPLES CAN BE INTIMATE WITHOUT BEING SEXUAL
  • ANYONE CAN BE INTIMATE WITHOUT BEING SEXUAL
  • ANYONE CAN BE INTIMATE WITHOUT BEING SEXUAL
  • ANYONE CAN BE INTIMATE WITHOUT BEING SEXUAL
  • BLOODY MARY
  • BLOODY MARY
  • BLOODY MARY
2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 232,472 notes

sammy-fresh:

One night,
I will wake up at three AM
And I will roll over
Into your arms.
You will rub my back
Until I fall back to sleep.
I will wait for that.

I am so grateful for this.

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 480,413 notes

pornstarbucks:

when you forget theres homework due tomorrowimage

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 397,074 notes
Does Doctor Who like asks?


doctorwho:

Do we? (ooo).

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 2,099 notes

spoopy-jordan:

10.18.14

You are a white candle on the mantle,
lit by a girl too short to reach it
without a step stool.
The match she used
had almost been extinguished,
had almost burned her fingertips
and then been dropped to the hearth.
But you were lit, just the same,
and now you burn as bright
as any of the others next to you.

(We may all struggle differently to live,
but we are still all burning.
Everyone had their own beginning.)

2 days ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 30 notes
meganmaslowx:

Apply within’

meganmaslowx:

Apply within’

2 days ago on October 18th, 2014 | J | 3,932 notes
Tagged as: #yelsin 

singingtowers:

My favorite thing about tumblr is following peoples personal storylines. Like when somebody I follow finally goes on a date with the person they like or comes out to their best friend or finishes a huge homework assignment I am literally on the couch pumping my fist and being really happy for them

2 days ago on October 18th, 2014 | J | 120,644 notes
plays

fuocogo:

glubblub:

god this fucking person

another vine i’m going to accidentally watch 100 times 

2 days ago on October 18th, 2014 | J | 69,999 notes
dredsina:

askayallqu:

Isn’t this that daft punk song

work it regular make it softer do it harder makes us porridge

dredsina:

askayallqu:

Isn’t this that daft punk song

work it regular make it softer do it harder makes us porridge

2 days ago on October 18th, 2014 | J | 211,492 notes
Doctor Who Phone Booth Tardis