The Sexist’s Alphabet. Princess.

Princess

This image challenges the gender expectations of children and why certain toys and colours are assigned to each gender. I also chose to use the image of a young, black boy as I thought his pose could be read as feminine. I then used the head of an albino girl and the legs and glove of an asian girl. I wanted to test the suggested sex of the subject in the image based on body language and what we see as feminine dress with the trousers and the hair with it being short. I also deliberatey composed the image without using images of white children as princesses are mostly white and look a certain way. I wanted to use the trash pile that the child stands on as princesses are written as living in castles and kingdoms of wealth.

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