passivemanipulations:

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:

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todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, November 14, 1903:  The National Women’s Trade Union League is formed in Boston.  It was organized as a coalition of working-class women, professional reformers, and women from wealthy and prominent families.  Its purpose was to “assist in the organization of women wage workers into trade unions and thereby to help them secure conditions necessary for healthful and efficient work and to obtain a just reward for such work.”

todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, November 14, 1903:  The National Women’s Trade Union League is formed in Boston.  It was organized as a coalition of working-class women, professional reformers, and women from wealthy and prominent families.  Its purpose was to “assist in the organization of women wage workers into trade unions and thereby to help them secure conditions necessary for healthful and efficient work and to obtain a just reward for such work.”

"The act of writing is the act making soul, alchemy. It is the quest for the self, for the center of the self, which we women of color have come to think as “other” - the dark, the feminine. Didn’t we start writing to reconcile this other within us? We knew we were different, set apart, exiled from what is considered “normal,” white-right. And as we internalized this exile, we came to see the alien within us and too often, as a result, we split apart from ourselves and each other. Forever after we have been in search of that self, that “other” and each other. And we return, in widening spirals and never to the same childhood place where it happened, first in our families, with our mother, with our fathers. The writing is a tool for piercing that mystery but it also shields us, gives a margin of distance, helps us survive. And those that don’t survive? The waste of ourselves: so much meat thrown at the feet of madness or fate or the state."

— Gloria Anzaldua “Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers.” From Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez

lol @ this article. <3 The HairPin so hard it’s ridiculous.