no more “put a skirt on it”
In a historical vacuum, we would not project gender onto images with no visible gender signals. But we’ve inherited, and perpetuated, the idea that a blank person is a Man. Unless you add decorations. Then you have yourself a Woman. Yes, it’s 2014, many women have short hair, pants, and no makeup. We know this intellectually. But it doesn’t seem to translate into how we actually represent men and women.…
posted by Lexica
on Jul 24, 2014 -
Good news: the next time you draw a person or create a user avatar, you have an opportunity to fight the sexist patriarchal bullshit! Like many instances of patriarchy-smashing, it’s not actually that hard once you get the principles down.
: for those of you who want your own video blog but don't want to mess with the intricacies of a webcam.
posted by Dave Faris
on Feb 12, 2007 -
is not really like the well-known and oft-linked StorTroopers
, or the equally-ubiquitous Lego Mini-Mizer
, or any number of "make-a-likeness-of-yourself" DollMakers
that are out there. No handy-dandy online Java interface with the Bran-Man -- you must needs download a template and make the art yourself (within some minimal guidelines
of the results
. (Some are mildly NSFW.) Via Drawn!
posted by Gator
on Nov 22, 2005 -
With their giant heads and interesting range of fashion accessories, these little buggers are taking the UK blogging world by, um, storm.
posted by Foaf
on Jan 11, 2001 -