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let's have a rape thread
what the actual fuck is this poster all about?!
reversing the popular trend of focusing rape prevention messages on women and instead transferring these towards more appropriate recipients - potential perpetrators.......
says it, just below the poster.........that's what it is about. Fair enough really.
the point remains it's quite a stark campaign
thanks for your input though
even though it's gramatically nonsense. (not that 'seeing as' is much better).
Everyone contracts the word 'seeing' to sound something like 'seen' or 'scene'*.
The word is still 'seeing' (unless you're specifically going for some sort of phonetically spelt dialogue thing).
It's true that 'seen' does get used in a different way to the OP context - as in 'I seen the Hobbit last night.' The Norn Iron lot are all over that, too.
*Scene could actually work, kinda, sorta, if you add a colon. - Scene: As it's nearly Christmas...
i would say that
So, you're saying the word 'seeing' gets contracted to 'seen' in certain dialects, including the west of scottish. How is that different to saying, in scotland they say 'seen'. Seriously dude- too much time on your hands with this level of pedantry! Get to the substance of the thread itself please, this instant. where you belong!
The word is seeing. It sounds like seen/scene. But seeing is not being replaced by seen in the way that seen replaces saw in that Hobbit example.
The spoken contraction of seeing happens in just about every dialect throughout Britain. There's nowt special about the way Scots say seeing. Just like when almost everyone says 'when's day' but is still saying Wednesday.
(My reply to the OP is downthread.)
as it's partly the reason i love/hate this place in equal measure, carry on...
and teach people that stopping/preventing rape isn't up to the victim/potential victims, it's up to rapists, you know, NOT RAPING PEOPLE
it's good cos it focuses on the fact that if rape happens then it's the rapists fault. than saying 'oh well you wouldn't have got raped if you weren't mortal/dressed in a skirt/walking alone/a person that a person might want to have sex with/rape'
so many people forget that rape is entirely the fault of the rapist. stuff like this shifts the focus back. it's good.
people forget that crimes are generally the fualt of the criminal. rape/sexual assault cases are probably the most extreme example of this forgetting, but thinking "oh, if i hadn't been on his iPhone while drunkenly walking through that estate, he wouldn't have been mugged" is an example of the same trope
what? like the only scenario that could possibly happen there is rape.
rather than have some random stranger all up in her grill making her feel threatened
Right on sister, right on.
that's quite patronising
Quite a lot of people then...
of course also to men but I'll devil's advocate on that and say just women. if the message of "when you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone" is "rather than have some random stranger all up in her grill making her feel threatened" then the implication is that women are such helplessly delicate little flowers that the idea of someone they don't know having any interaction with them whatsoever while they are alone is terrifying.
first of all, the rhetorical nature of the poster is turning around an oft touted 'tip' for women to not walk alone in order to avoid being vulnerable
it does this by comically putting the onus on the would-be rapists to recognise that a woman walking alone is a person going about their business and not an immediate potential next victim - the dark comedy comes from the absurdism of having to point this out and throws into relief the aforementioned oft-touted 'advice'
and further to all of this all random persons approaching you when you are alone are potentially threatening - whatever your gender.
If you can't understand all of this then you're wasting your time speaking up in threads like these and ought to perhaps do more listening in them instead
(The poster, you fucks)
but i think the execution is terrible. A really misplaced almost comedy tone and why is it based on Russian propaganda posters?.
kindof sends conflicting messages to me. :|
He wants YOU not to rape.
KEEP CALM AND DON'T RAPE
they way it's done, it leaves you with the impression that focusing rape prevention on the perpetrators is a ridiculous idea.
to the poster which is kinda unsettling
again, conflicting message :/
with consensual sex
You've answered your own question with that link:
»The lettering is bold and the colour palette garish, captivating the audience...«
let's finish the sentence and see what happens
"......... and making the work utilitarian. By combining photography with jagged, machine-like forms, Rodchenko wanted this work to appear modern, and more importantly, revolutionary.''
so the visual message they are sending is one of revolution? how does that fit with the COMEDY tips part? The words specifically address men but the visuals address women. It's confusing.
Does comedy have to be done in comic sans?
JFC, I'm struggling to think of a more obviously useful graphic design style than 'utilitarian' when trying to communicate a message about rape.
that's all i'm saying WZA
Practically gagging for it, you are.
The only relevant one I think is point 7. The rest comes across as silly and patronising.
The fact that I needed that explained means it's not a very good poster.
that i was thought provoking, sparked debate, stayed with you after just an initial glance?....
that you usually see on posters on nights out.
Same goes for the pie chart.
Any miffler doing a cry about it needs to chill the fuck out.
that's the jokey answer, but what's the actual reason?
i think the tones a bit jokey again tho. And the typography is rubbish. Commendable yeah - successful no.
Do you also bitch about image macro memes because white Impact font with thin black outline is /so typographically unsophisticated dahling/?
i just don't think they are very successful, like, it's a good message sure, i just don't think it's done very well.
no need to do a poo in your pants.
i'm enjoying my relaxed friday just fine, ta.
and then moan again when they do a project with a mild absurdist comic angle 'cos it's trivializing important issues.
OP - your post baffles me. What do you think is a good example of an anti-rape campaign poster?