"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!
OK SO THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE OF THE ARTISTS FB PAGE. GUYS THESE ARE AWESOME.
LETS APPLAUD CAROL ROSSETTI EVERYONE
im in actual love
Gender is a hierarchy. Gender is oppression.
funny how dudes that don’t even question suffrage don’t realize they are recycling the same boring ass arguments as anti-suffrage males from back in the day
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.
Man what in the FUCK
Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.
For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.
Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]
Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that.
when the test question says “describe what’s happening in the picture” but the picture be like
(I don’t get the idea of Dualscar being absolutely terrified of GHB.
If anything, he’d be absolutely livid.
In meeting him again, he’d take it as an opportunity for revenge.
People forget, the Amporas are not cowards. Especially not The Orphaner.
The only one high enough to outshine him, to put him in his place is The Condesce. He is loyal to a fault for her, considering the shit he has to go through as an Orphaner.
If you take from what Mindfang has said of him, as unreliable a source as it is, he comes across as an all-business, no non-sense man.
When faced with the rape of the Dolorosa, he realizes that putting up with Mindfang’s shit has gone on too long. He was supposed to arrest her as he has all the other outlaws and pirates, as he works for Her.
He realizes this, and to take the Dolorosa out of her misery and to restore her dignity, he hires an assassin. He cannot bear to see the woman he has inadvertently wronged, and hires someone to kill her.
In his hurry to pursue Mindfang, he goes to order the Highblood to quicken the pace of their hired legislasterators.
Now, remember, Dualscar’s job IS TO FEED A GIANT, HELL-SPEAKING MONSTER. IN SO DOING HE WILL KEEP IT SUBDUED AND ASLEEP. IF IT WERE TO AWAKEN, ITS VOICE WOULD END THE WORLD AS THEY KNEW IT.
HIS KILLING HAS PURPOSE.
HE HAS A REASON TO KILL LUSII AND OTHER TROLLS.
IT IMPUNES HIS HONOR TO HAVE TO GO TO A PEASANT SUCH AS GHB FOR ASSISTANCE. HE KNOWS HE CANNOT FEED THE BANE OF THEIR EXISTENCE AND POLICE ALL OF ALTERNIA’S SEAS FOR SIGNS OF MINDFANG.
GHB kills for no purpose. He has no reason other than he thinks it’s funny. He is an ass who has never worked for his title, who has never faced such dangers as the Orphaner has.
GHB is a pampered, favoured, little boy. Dualscar must ask this brat. For. Permission. To. Do. His. Own. Fucking. Job.
Imagine his disgust at having to bow and snuffle for this brat-king. Imagine him standing ramrod straight, cape billowing as he towers over the seated GHB. Imagine Dualscar being diplomatic and civil as he tries to refuse, albiet through gritted teeth, the GHB’s spoiled command.
Imagine how disgusted he is at the purpleblood, over-zealous religious peice of entitled shit trying to enforce his measly, landwelling power over the Lord of the Seas.
Imagine how humiliated he felt, in the moment he was bested.
How stupid. How frail.
The Orphaner, Dualscar, is NOT MADE TO KNEEL TO SOME LANDDWELLING SLIME.
Imagine their dream-bubble meeting. And how *incesnced* Dualscar would be.
Now, imagine him taking his rightful vengence. Imagine him crushing every GHB he meets, imagine him laughing and relishing in the spilling of unworthy blood.
THAT. Is Dualscar.
Not some sniveling, whiny, cowardly peice a shit the fandom makes him out to be. )
we’ve accessed the mainframe
the tags are full of people going like ‘me as an old person’, ‘my hero’, ‘i would have punched him in the face’, and
im kind of wondering where the joke in this is because last i checked it wasnt right to destroy peoples stuff, no matter how old you are??
i mean this is probably staged to some degree because someone was waiting with a camera but still
A threshold moment in human evolution
Im sorry but this scene means alot to me. Sly is just a strolling along being a bad ass then suddenly he seems an old allmate thrown away in the trash. Then he chooses to pick it up and it home. I mean SLY PICKED IT UP AND TOOK IT HOME. He chose to take it home for me I feel like he took it home because he knew how it felt to be thrown away into garbage. And when aoba came back he must have said “hell no this will not happen again” oh god my feelings