Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Yo, first post in over a month! Been wanting to get some of
my uni work on here and I finally have! So in as little words
as possible I'll talk to you about what I've been up to...

the project

the brief 

if you think that brief is vague, you ain't seen nuttin' yet.

  model: yuki assistant: tomomi
I decided that my project would be about how people in general are
habitually judgmental, myself included. I realised this whilst looking
at my own 'bad' habit of sucking my thumb. A lot of people disapprove
even though it's none of their business. I looked at what some people
thought about adult thumb suckers and it was pretty silly how much
people would assume about someone just because they put their finger
in their mouth. It's generally pretty silly how people judge each other over
little things like this when in reality they don't really matter at all.

For this project I decided I wanted to look at topics where people were
being judged and discriminated against but also people who weren't really
being backed by the media, or issues that are generally not talked about
or even worse, issues that nobody even knew existed.

m:ian a:ceiling, duct tape & coat stand... 

I'm pretty sure everybody has heard the old "Yeah I wanna get a tattoo but
I wanna get a job just a little bit more" line at least once in their lives. It's
ridiculous that people are still judged and discriminated against just because of
body modification. If it's an offensive tattoo then fair enough, I can accept
that there are some professions where tattoos may never be appropriate (not that
I can imagine any off the top of my head). My point is if the world has moved forward
from times where people would be judged for having a different skin colour or race
you'd think moving past times where people judged others solely on their appearance
quite easily. I've got a couple of stories for this topic, they are here & here.

m:amanda a:lukas 

I did some research on what is known as 'gingerism', the abuse of ginger people. I
found out that in the UK, the place with the most red headed people in the world,
is actually the place where most of the abuse happens. People will say gingerism
is just as bad as racism and in truth it is. As a few ginger people have stated,
famous ones too, if you were to replace the word ginger, in ginger jokes, with
black or Asian, it wouldn't be acceptable. You can see a couple of the jokes they
are talking about here. Worse off you can see an article about a man who was
beaten up just because he was ginger. Some will say gingers never suffered x amount
of years as slaves or had several million of their kind rounded up and killed, but is
that what has to happen before people realise that it's still as bad as racism?

 m:bruna a:amanda 

Whenever girls ask the question "How comes guys can be sluts and girls can't?" I
find it quite annoying because one, they are implying that all guys have an easy time
getting laid on a regular basis, very few do! Secondly I find girls more likely to judge
another girl for having sex, but don't get me wrong, guys can be pretty harsh about
it too. When doing research on peoples opinions on girls who enjoyed having a fair few
sexual partners most of the answers were really obvious ones like she's doing
it for attention, lack of morals, and just basically a dredge of society. STDs was about as
valid as it got when looking for peoples opinions. They would then go onto assume
that a "classy" girl was just a generally better human being. The thing that gets me the
most is that very, very few people would come to the conclusion that maybe, just
maybe the girl was having sex because she enjoyed it, which bothers me.
Society seems to have a perception that only men enjoy sex, and if woman enjoys it
just as much, if not more, than there is something so wrong with them they may
as well be considered sub human.

 m:marjon a:fatimah 

I'm pretty sure everyone has seen some sort of picture implying that if you
don't have curves you're not a real women, and curvy women are generally better
than you if you're skinny. This whole assault on smaller women has happened mostly
because of models, some of whom would starve themselves to look skinny and the
everyday girls who would copy them. This lead to things like bans on women under the
BMI of 18 on some catwalks. This is unfair because BMI is wildly inaccurate as it only
measures your height and weight. Athletes who are weighed with BMI are often seen to be
overweight as muscle weighs more than fat and there is also bone density to be accounted
for. Some people can be under the BMI of 18 and be perfectly healthy because that's how
their body works. To get a proper determination of your weight it's best to go to a doctor
who can determine how much you should weight for the type of body you have. Basically
everyone comes in different shapes and sizes, however having one body type doesn't make
that person better or more 'real' than another. Also being too skinny or being fat isn't
a body type, it's being unhealthy.

m:anthony a:victoria 

Lastly I wanted to do something to highlight the fact that men are 3 to 4 more time
likely to kill themselves more than women. This is a worldwide epidemic with so
many more men than women killing themselves each year and not a lot has even been
said about it. I also realised that out of all the kinds of men, young white men in their
20s and white men around the ages of 65 where the most likely of people throughout the
world to kill themselves. There are many theories as to why this is, to see them, give it a
google. Many people have their opinions some of which are right but a lot of them are
wrong. Other than suicide white people have actually started to suffer discrimination in
the name of equality. In order to let more women or ethnicities into the work place white
people have been discriminated against. There was a recent story about a white male
police officer who had a few degrees and scored the highest on an exam wasn't given the
job of being the chief whereas a hispanic man who came third in the test and had no
degrees got the job. That story is here, and Jeremy Paxman also had something to say
about it here. Rather than get rid of things like racism and sexism all that has really
happened is that the tables have been turned which is pretty sad.

Yeah for those who reached this far thanks for reading! Even though it's quite a long post this is only a summary of what I had to say about each topic and what I did in general! Would like to hear your opinions and things, if you think I've missed something out or talking nonsense or whatever, that's what the comments section is for!