Take a look at the image below. Rosea Posey is an 18 year old student studying graphic design at a Canadian university – she created this image as part of a high school project as she wanted to stop people jumping to conclusions when it comes to women and the way they dress. If you read the text on the model’s leg from top to bottom you may
certainly change your opinion of the photograph, or it may just evoke feelings of anger and confusion. I uploaded this image to Facebook and Twitter today so understand what the unprompted opinion would be; unsuprisingly it was unanimously filled with outrage and confusion that it was a woman that constructed this and put it out in the social space. My personal opinion is that it’s very clever indeed, making you think and helping to challenge perceptions by instigating a conversation. Just because you wear a long skirt you’re old fashioned? If you wear a short skirt you’re a slut? Don’t even get me started on ‘asking for it’. We all judge people, we all judge the way they dress, we all judge strangers walking down the street and make assumptions that are totally unfounded – but does this image help counteract perceptions, or just reinforce them? I don’t have the answer, but I’d love to know your thoughts.
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