darthrose:

robotunicorncastiel:

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. 

reblogging because advertising is a science

YES, advertising is, and the way they mess with your brain from ads is persistent and constant. (says the trained advertising graphic designer =P)

darthrose:

robotunicorncastiel:

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.

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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. 

reblogging because advertising is a science

YES, advertising is, and the way they mess with your brain from ads is persistent and constant. (says the trained advertising graphic designer =P)

nevertoooldtolovemuppets:

toughpigs:

NOPE.

MOST TERRIFYING HALLOWEEN COSTUME I HAVE EVER LAID EYES ON.

nevertoooldtolovemuppets:

toughpigs:

NOPE.

MOST TERRIFYING HALLOWEEN COSTUME I HAVE EVER LAID EYES ON.

loganmcowen:

I’m honestly quite proud of this status.

loganmcowen:

I’m honestly quite proud of this status.

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

benigoat:

Press B to crouch.

benigoat:

Press B to crouch.

hxcfairy:

katarinacosplay:

librariankate7578:

Thank you, #nycc. Thank you. (at New York Comic Con)

bam. NYCC doing it right.

hxcfairy:

katarinacosplay:

librariankate7578:

Thank you, #nycc. Thank you. (at New York Comic Con)

bam. NYCC doing it right.

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brownnod:

when u realize ur way too deep into a ship

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goodenoughforjazz:

sweet-bitsy:

ghoulosengen:

very small meow

No

No

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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pleatedjeans:

via
darvinasafo:

Lincoln wasn’t for us.

darvinasafo:

Lincoln wasn’t for us.

lacigreen:

ok but this is literally what “boys will be boys” means

lacigreen:

ok but this is literally what “boys will be boys” means

blkmartian:

Understand that all girls don’t have to go through, or put up with all the shit that Black girls do. So when you see a post uplifting Black Girls, leave that shit alone.

lovelynobody00:

rizplease:



cryptaniac:



batromance:



how many times have this two broken up seriously











omg bruce, you are the dramatic teenage girl in this relationship

lovelynobody00:

rizplease:

cryptaniac:

batromance:

how many times have this two broken up seriously

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omg bruce, you are the dramatic teenage girl in this relationship