I’m Not a Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela and the World. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause!
For every T-Shirt you buy, one dollar will be donated to the campaign
trigger warning for the link - a few of the shirts in the shop depict a bruised and bloodied man with the implication he was a victim of a hate crime
I’m looking at you
In the “Cool story babe, now make me a sandwich” t-shirt
The commonly uses
“I raped you faggot”
Your straight friends
The white kid who greets his buddies with the n-word
Who’s OkCupid dating profile describes him as a “nice guy”
He’s just sick of getting friend-zoned
Because being just friends with a woman
Is so terrible
Nevermind the fact that he answers yes to the following:
Are women obligated to shave their legs?
Are racist jokes funny?
When a woman is raped, is it sometimes her fault?
I’m looking at you
guy in every women’s studies class ever
who derails dialogue
About a third of the world’s population of women
Who will be raped
In their life times
“the wage gap isn’t real”
the guy who starts “PimpWalk” in response
a demonstration aimed at ending victim blaming
of rape victims
the guy with the “no fat chicks” bumpersticker on his F150
whos confused why
he cant get pussy
to the guy who calls anal rape
to the one who uses “feminazi”
as a frequent part
of his vernacular
to every guy who has ever thought that a facebook status
about domestic violence
was a good opportunity to practice playing the
to every guy
who has ever dismissed feminism
because it didn’t involve him
to every man who has ever raped a woman
to every man who has ever beaten one
to every guy
who thinks he’s not like those ones
its just a joke
to every guy who is confused why feminists hate him
to every guy
you’re part of a problem
that won’t stop choking us
but tells us
to just breath
wrote some spoken word for my women’s studies final tomorrow. what do you guys think? (via fat-feminist)
Woah this got like 3 thousands notes thanks guys. Now I just have to perform it in an hour…
I want to stress this again: In many, many parts of the country right now, if you want to go to see a movie in the theater and see a current movie about a woman — any story about any woman that isn’t a documentary or a cartoon — you can’t. You cannot. There are not any. You cannot take yourself to one, take your friend to one, take your daughter to one.
There are not any.
By far your best shot, numbers-wise, at finding one that’s at least even-handedly featuring a man and a woman is Before Midnight (on 891 screens) so I hope you like it. Because it’s pretty much that or a solid, impenetrable wall of movies about dudes.
Dudes in capes, dudes in cars, dudes in space, dudes drinking, dudes smoking, dudes doing magic tricks, dudes being funny, dudes being dramatic, dudes flying through the air, dudes blowing up, dudes getting killed, dudes saving and kissing women and children, and dudes glowering at each other.
Somebody asked me this morning what “the women” are going to do about this. I don’t know. I honestly am at the point where I have no idea what to do about it. Stop going to the movies? Boycott everything?
They put up Bridesmaids, we went. They put up Pitch Perfect, we went. They put up The Devil Wears Prada, which was in two-thousand-meryl-streeping-oh-six, and we went (and by “we,” I do not just mean women; I mean we, the humans), and all of it has led right here, right to this place. Right to the land of zippedy-doo-dah. You can apparently make an endless collection of high-priced action flops and everybody says “win some, lose some” and nobody decides that They Are Poison, but it feels like every “surprise success” about women is an anomaly and every failure is an abject lesson about how we really ought to just leave it all to The Rock.
Last week I was walking out of Chipotle holding hands with my girlfriend. Some middle aged guy looked us both up and down, and demanded that we ‘help him celebrate his birthday’. As we continued walking and tried to ignore him, he yelled that it was his birthday and we needed to help him celebrate. For real? Go away. We’re in love with each other. Why do people assume that lesbian couples would be into threesomes? We like WOMEN, not creepy old men.
Stop Stigma Sacramento
The Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think project was initiated by Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health Services to:
-Reduce stigma and discrimination
-Promote mental health and wellness
-Inspire hope for people and families living with mental illness
Stop Stigma Sacramento is one of the many projects here working to support those with mental illnesses. These are all over the county—on billboards, community boards, and gas pumps.
For mental health resources in the county, visit the NAMI Sacramento website
I’m so in love with this.
this is amazing
but now what I’d like to see them do is make one of those ads a teenager with post traumatic stress disorder. because there is a stigma around the fact you can only have ptsd if youre from the war; both examples here seem to insinuate that from race and age. I would like to see a teenage girl or boy in one of those ads too
or dissociative identity disorder
amazing movement but I’d love more inclusivity of all mental illnesses - esp the ones with the biggest stigmas. I like they included schizophrenia in there tho
When it comes to what disorders are actually shown, it all depends on who is willing to be this public with their diagnosis. (These billboards are over some of the largest streets in the county. Some mental health clinics have a table full of brochures and cards.)
I’m not sure when this project began, but I noticed them just after I moved here last January. I just saw a couple with depression then. Soon there were more with depression, and a few with bipolar. Soon schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD.
It seems like they started small, just getting the basics out, but are now growing. And hopefully, because this has been so well received, more people (esp those with more stigmatised disorders) feel safe enough to be part of it.
So true. Maybe if people were more public about mental illnesses, we would realize how many people they effect.